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Old 04-16-2018, 05:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone had good results dropped lbs off a trigger by replacing springs and adjustable trigger screw. or just buy a drop in trigger. Thanks
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:25 PM   #2
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This works very well. http://www.sargenthome.com/15_Minute_AR_Trigger_Job.htm
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:26 PM   #3
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Yes. Did it on one of my AR's.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:06 PM   #4
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I recommend doing the trigger set screw job because you can't screw it up and the worst case scenario is that you just don't like it but you are only out a couple bucks.

Best case is you will learn something about how the trigger in an AR works, you will gain confidence in your own abilities and probably end up with a really good trigger.

I did something similar to that set screw and am super happy with the trigger.



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Old 04-16-2018, 07:18 PM   #5
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Much better than stock, not as good as a drop in. Definitely worth the $$
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:05 PM   #6
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I recommend doing the trigger set screw job because you can't screw it up and the worst case scenario is that you just don't like it but you are only out a couple bucks.

Best case is you will learn something about how the trigger in an AR works, you will gain confidence in your own abilities and probably end up with a really good trigger.

I did something similar to that set screw and am super happy with the trigger.



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Thanks for the great info
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:06 PM   #7
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Thank you Sir,
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:23 AM   #8
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Thank y'all for the great info
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:28 AM   #9
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That setup will be tons better than mil-spec, hi it doesn’t come close to a good drop in.


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Old 04-17-2018, 07:33 AM   #10
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Done it several times. Best setup per $$$. Only problem you might have is on steel case with tough primers. I haven't had any problems though.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:06 PM   #11
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Thanks 1shot
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:09 PM   #12
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I put a regular set screw in one of mine. I haven’t done the springs yet but it shortened up the trigger pull really well. Like others said, not as great as a drop in but it’s dirt cheap.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:37 AM   #13
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I thought about that, but then I saw how many parts there were and I was afraid I'd have one left over. LOL! Therefore, I did the drop in. Bought a CMC 3.5 lb single stage on sale off of Midway. I wish I'd made the change a long time ago. It would have saved me a lot of frustration with the way my AR grouped.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:49 AM   #14
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Yes Sir,
I’ve really been looking at this one also has a drop in.



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Old 04-20-2018, 06:58 AM   #15
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I installed that same JP Spring Kit in my PSA AR-15 (6.8 SPC) rifle. Trigger pull was very nice. The only problem was "click" when you pulled the trigger, instead of "bang". I then tried replacing the stock trigger spring, and left the JP hammer spring in place with no improvement. I got lucky a few weeks ago and purchased a CMC drop-in trigger on sale ($89.99 + tax & shipping was around $96.00). Easy installation, fantastic trigger pull, but haven't had a chance to test fire it yet. Thankfully, the JP Spring kit was cheap, but I wouldn't try them again.

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Old 04-20-2018, 07:14 AM   #16
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I installed that same JP Spring Kit in my PSA AR-15 (6.8 SPC) rifle. Trigger pull was very nice. The only problem was "click" when you pulled the trigger, instead of "bang". I then tried replacing the stock trigger spring, and left the JP hammer spring in place with no improvement. I got lucky a few weeks ago and purchased a CMC drop-in trigger on sale ($89.99 + tax & shipping was around $96.00). Easy installation, fantastic trigger pull, but haven't had a chance to test fire it yet. Thankfully, the JP Spring kit was cheap, but I wouldn't try them again.

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Thanks Dave,
I think I'm going to go with a drop in trigger.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:01 AM   #17
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Thanks Dave,
I think I'm going to go with a drop in trigger.
I tried many of these spring modifications and kits. It did nothing to change the roughness of the stock triggers.

Now I use nothing but Geissele triggers and will never go back.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:15 AM   #18
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Look up ALG combat trigger,Geissele family product 80 bucks and it drops in
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:03 AM   #19
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Look up ALG combat trigger,Geissele family product 80 bucks and it drops in
thanks catslayer,
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:35 PM   #20
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Thanks Dave,
I think I'm going to go with a drop in trigger.
Hi Hoytbowhunter:

FYI - here is a link to the drop-in trigger I just installed into my PSA AR-15:

http://www.primaryarms.com/cmc-ar-15...r-curved-91511

I think these go on sale frequently. I have a Geissele trigger that came installed on my Colt CRE-18, and the CMC trigger feels as light and breaks as cleanly as the Geissele does. Now if it only pops the primer when I pull the trigger.

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Old 04-20-2018, 05:46 PM   #21
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Thank you Sir, i'll keep an eye out for a sale.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:07 PM   #22
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LaRue MBT triggers are GREAT triggers for the money and are on sale for $99. They’re two-stage, which takes some getting used to, but I now prefer it over my 3.5 lb CMC single stage.
I just wish they would make a Flat trigger now.

https://www.larue.com/products/larue...bt-2s-trigger/

I would encourage you not to skimp on the trigger. The $100-200 might sting at first, but you won’t regret it once you have a quality trigger. With that being said I would go with LaRue, or a CMC at the lower price range of triggers. Both of these will be better than the Rise, ALG, or modified Mil-Spec.

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Old 04-21-2018, 12:19 PM   #23
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Thanks for the info BTB,
I really like to stay with a single-stage tigger, my RPR has the two-stage I really don't care for it as well as all my single-stage Remington rifles. Probably lean more towards the CMC then thanks again for the great information.
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Old 04-21-2018, 03:41 PM   #24
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The first AR I built had a mil spec trigger and I hated it. Did the polishing and changed out the springs. It was better but not great. Found a POF trigger on sale at Primary Arms and it changed the whole AR experience.
http://www.primaryarms.com/p-o-f-usa...stage-pof00457
Nearly all the drop in triggers will be night and day difference. I would hold out for a sale on which ever trigger you choose. They go on sale often.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:35 PM   #25
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Cool deal thanks, will do well definitely hold out for a sale.
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