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Old 01-10-2021, 12:49 AM   #1
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What do you guys like for triggers on your hunting ARs? I have a Daniel Defense Mk12 that shoots fantastic, but I just can't get used to the 2 stage trigger in the field. It has the SSA-E trigger in it currently. Does anybody make a nice single stage that dosen't have a ton of creep?
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Old 01-10-2021, 01:13 AM   #2
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Larue MBT 1S. Love mine in my sbr. Have a two stage as well


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Old 01-10-2021, 02:28 AM   #3
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Hyperfire competition
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Old 01-10-2021, 05:30 AM   #4
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CMC and timmney are both jam up
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:35 AM   #5
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I started off using a Black Rain Ordinance 3.5 lb trigger. It has a curved bow. I used it for 2 or 3 years.

I always wanted a flat bow trigger.
So when I found a deal on a CMC 2 stage with a flat bow I bought it. Unfortunately it doesn't work in my AR10. I can't pull the trigger far enough to get it fire. The trigger guard is flat and part of the lower the trigger gets stopped by the trigger guard

So I bought another CMC Trigger. Which I'm currently using. It is a 2.5 lb single stage flat bow. I really really like it.

I have to pay attention though. It's a lot different from the Black Rain Ordinance one.
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:37 AM   #6
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:45 AM   #7
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Cmc 2.5 works for me.
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:49 AM   #8
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I agree with the CMC recommendations. Fantastic trigger at 2.5 and made in Texas!
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:12 AM   #9
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:15 AM   #10
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CMC
Larueís are also great for the money
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:16 AM   #11
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I like the CMC flat
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:57 AM   #12
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Larue for the money.
CMC is another great choice


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Old 01-10-2021, 03:03 PM   #13
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I like the Larue 2 stage for hunting. Very distinct wall at the end of the first stage and then a clean break.

ETA: I read the rest of the OP. CMC for a single stage
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Old 01-10-2021, 03:12 PM   #14
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I’ve had the Skeltonized competition Timney for quite a while and still really like it.
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Old 01-10-2021, 03:22 PM   #15
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CMC is all I have.

I HATE 2 stage triggers, absolutely pointless.


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Old 01-10-2021, 03:32 PM   #16
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Larue MBT 1S. Love mine in my sbr. Have a two stage as well


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I think you are the first person I’ve ever heard say they like the 1S. I’m with you on the 2 stage. Love that trigger. The heavy spring is an absolute necessity for me.


For a simple, reliable 1 stage the ALG ACT is pretty hard to beat for the cost.
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Old 01-10-2021, 04:23 PM   #17
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Iím running a CMC and love it. Flat bow and I think mine is 3.5 but absolutely crisp


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Old 01-10-2021, 05:45 PM   #18
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CMC 2.5lb flat bow single stage
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Old 01-10-2021, 07:58 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the replies! Looks like CMC has a great reputation. Leaning hard towards the CMC flat 2.5 at this point.
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:14 PM   #20
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Another vote for CMC
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:13 AM   #21
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I use Geissele on my Grendal and love it.
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:35 AM   #22
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I have Timney's in all my AR's either skeletonized or solid curved bow 2.5# and they seem to be exactly the same across them all... They include multiple caliber AR15's, AR 10's and even a little AR15-22lr... Plus, it takes about 15 minutes to make the change out.
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:40 AM   #23
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You can run a really light 2 stage. Ease through the first stage and break the second when needed. If you run a real light single stage you will doubke tap really easy. I used to hate them too. I love them now.
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Old 01-11-2021, 11:05 AM   #24
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You can run a really light 2 stage. Ease through the first stage and break the second when needed. If you run a real light single stage you will doubke tap really easy. I used to hate them too. I love them now.
I do worry about doubles. My beef with the 2 stagexI have is the creep on the 2nd stage before it breaks. If I could get 2 stage with a cleaner break I'd be ok with that.
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Old 01-11-2021, 11:06 AM   #25
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Thanks for all the info guys! Doing my research now
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Old 01-11-2021, 11:09 AM   #26
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I do worry about doubles. My beef with the 2 stagexI have is the creep on the 2nd stage before it breaks. If I could get 2 stage with a cleaner break I'd be ok with that.
What is it?

Geiselle and trigger tech diamond is all I have that are 2 stage. Multiple models of geiselle. Need to run the TT more but it’s super crisp and extremely light. 1.5 lbs for BOTH stages combined.

Wasn’t gonna say it but I’ll add my input. I don’t like CMC. Not much more money gets you a geiselle.
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Old 01-11-2021, 01:58 PM   #27
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I have multiple LaRue MBT-2 and two James Madison Sabre single-stage triggers.
For the type of shooting I do, They serve me fine.
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Old 01-11-2021, 02:11 PM   #28
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Palmetto State Armory Single Stage 2.5 lb, and 3.5 lb triggers. Both are leaps and bounds better than CMC which I also own. These can be bough on sale regularly at around $86 TYD.
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Old 01-11-2021, 02:11 PM   #29
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I like the Larue 2-stage triggers myself. Never tried a CMC.
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Old 01-11-2021, 02:14 PM   #30
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What is it?

Geiselle and trigger tech diamond is all I have that are 2 stage. Multiple models of geiselle. Need to run the TT more but itís super crisp and extremely light. 1.5 lbs for BOTH stages combined.

Wasnít gonna say it but Iíll add my input. I donít like CMC. Not much more money gets you a geiselle.
I asked for opinions so fire away! Lol From what I understand the Daniel Defense MK 12s come stock with a Geissele SSA trigger. Don't get me wrong it's WAY nicer than alot of other AR triggers I've messed with. I'm just looking for more of that bolt gun trigger feel. Hope that makes sense.
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Old 01-11-2021, 02:43 PM   #31
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Old 01-11-2021, 02:58 PM   #32
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Expensive: Geissele SSA-E
Budget: Larue MBT 2 stage
I have both and prefer Larue for best bang for buck.
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Old 01-11-2021, 03:01 PM   #33
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I only run Geissele triggers in my AR's. Really a great trigger.
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Old 01-11-2021, 03:50 PM   #34
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I asked for opinions so fire away! Lol From what I understand the Daniel Defense MK 12s come stock with a Geissele SSA trigger. Don't get me wrong it's WAY nicer than alot of other AR triggers I've messed with. I'm just looking for more of that bolt gun trigger feel. Hope that makes sense.
Closest to a bolt gun is my trigger tech diamond 2 stage. I run single stage set at 1 lb in all my bolt actions for what itís worth.
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:19 PM   #35
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Closest to bolt gun trigger to me would be the Timney... Same for instance as a drop in replacement for a Remy 700 or AR15... just different mounts. Action inside them is identical. That's why I went with Timney, from experience with bolt guns... they give me the same "feel" in my AR's...
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You can run a really light 2 stage. Ease through the first stage and break the second when needed. If you run a real light single stage you will doubke tap really easy. I used to hate them too. I love them now.
This is spot on. I have both Timney and CMC set around 2.5 and have had people double tap while shooting them. I've never been a 2 stage fan but recently installed two Trigger Tech Diamonds on some DD5v4's (ar10) and you really don't notice the first light pull if set up correctly. I definitely would recommend considering this for a semi-auto.
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Closest to bolt gun trigger to me would be the Timney... Same for instance as a drop in replacement for a Remy 700 or AR15... just different mounts. Action inside them is identical. That's why I went with Timney, from experience with bolt guns... they give me the same "feel" in my AR's...
Agreed. I just canít get them as light as I want lol. The timney IS nice
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Matt, you should feel the triggers on my PCP guns... 8-9 oz. MAX! Talk about nice! But you don't walk around with them cocked either and they don't have safties at all...
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:47 PM   #39
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Thanks for sharing all the knowledge guys!
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:43 PM   #40
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I like the Larue 2-stage triggers myself. Never tried a CMC.


Thatís a great trigger. Itís interesting to me how LaRue is not in the National conversation about top tier ARs anymore. Iím guessing they made their point and are filling contracts and not participating in the rat race.

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Same here. Well I mean I don't care for 2 stage triggers. I have a BTE single stage.
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Matt, you should feel the triggers on my PCP guns... 8-9 oz. MAX! Talk about nice! But you don't walk around with them cocked either and they don't have safties at all...
I’d rip half a mag off on accident in an AR like that haha. I bet those are sweet!

OP I forgot I do have a hyperfire 24C single stage and it’s way nice for a single stage. Comes with several different springs and an adjustable trigger shoe. Check them out.
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:01 PM   #43
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CMC has a bunch of triggers, one of them I got to try years ago, was a very nice. But I have not found someone who has displays set up with all of the many variations of CMC triggers, so I have no idea which one it is.

I bought two Geisselematch triggers for two of my rifles. They are adjustable. You can adjust the creep of the first stage, then the lbs. of pull for both the first stage and second stage, then the over travel. I have mine adjusted to the point, it's hard to tell they are two stage triggers.

I have another gun, I bought a Hyperfire trigger for my 458 SOCOM. I got it on sale, wanted a cheap trigger for my 458, since I built it out of spare parts and a cheap barrel. I have been pretty happy with the Hyperfire trigger, not sure which version I got, I think it's the Reflex.
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