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Old 02-25-2020, 07:50 AM   #1
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The stock trigger on my AR sucks. Iím looking for a drop in replacement that wonít break the bank. Any ideas on brands and reasonable prices?


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Old 02-25-2020, 07:55 AM   #2
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CMC, Timney, Larue
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:05 AM   #3
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By far, the best bang for your buck is the Larue MBT. Nothing compares to it at its price point.


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Old 02-25-2020, 08:13 AM   #4
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I used the larue MBT 2 stage flat trigger. It was around $80 and is a really good trigger.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:15 AM   #5
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Cmc.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:15 AM   #6
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By far, the best bang for your buck is the Larue MBT. Nothing compares to it at its price point.


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Ditto ditto ditto. But its not a drop in.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:22 AM   #7
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Ditto ditto ditto. But its not a drop in.


True. Didnít read that part, but not much more difficult at all to install than a drop in.


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Old 02-25-2020, 08:37 AM   #8
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I could not tell any difference between my Black rain ordnance and my CMC.
Black rain usually is a bit cheaper
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:47 AM   #9
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True. Didnít read that part, but not much more difficult at all to install than a drop in.


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Iíll clarify, I thought they were all drop in replacements.

Iím not scared to make modifications to my weapons myself.


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Old 02-25-2020, 08:49 AM   #10
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Iíll clarify, I thought they were all drop in replacements.

Iím not scared to make modifications to my weapons myself.


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I bought a CMC 3.5 lb drop in and it made a 100% difference in my Bushmaster. I think I paid $85 for it on sale at Midwayusa.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:49 AM   #11
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Iíll clarify, I thought they were all drop in replacements.

Iím not scared to make modifications to my weapons myself.


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No modifications needed, just replacement of trigger component parts and springs.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:51 AM   #12
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No modifications needed, just replacement of trigger component parts and springs.
Could a cajun with limited Ar knowledge do this fairly easily?

I have swapped BCG, grip, and added rails to my 2 ARs. And put a built upper onto a built lower.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:57 AM   #13
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Could a cajun with limited Ar knowledge do this fairly easily?

I have swapped BCG, grip, and added rails to my 2 ARs. And put a built upper onto a built lower.
Ive never done it. My son does all my stuff for me, young eyes and dexterity, he can do one in about 5 minutes. Id bet utube has step by step.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:58 AM   #14
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I’ve got a couple SBRs and a SPR, but I’m not an AR guy by any means. I’ve been running Geiselle SD3G triggers in my short guns for 7-8 years with no complaints, and the SDE in my SPR for 4-5 years with no complaints. Both work very well for me, and I’m a bit of a trigger snob.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:58 AM   #15
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I put a yellow spring kit, polished sear and joe bob take up screw and got about $40 in a “much improved trigger”. It’s no competition trigger but 40000x better than mil spec
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:02 AM   #16
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:09 AM   #17
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Another vote for LaRue MBT
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:54 AM   #18
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CMC or Larue MBT. I’ve got both and prefer the CMC..... but for the money the Larue is a great trigger
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:55 AM   #19
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Just got the larue and it’s a bad *** trigger .
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:17 AM   #20
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I put cmc 2.5 in all of mine.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:20 AM   #21
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Bonus... CMC is made in Texas
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:29 AM   #22
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Rise armament has nice drop in
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:36 AM   #23
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For the money Larue is really hard to beat and they have several diff models now. Ive got 2 really similar guns 1 with CMC in it and 1 with gieselle ssa. Both nice if i had to pic 1 i prefer the CMC.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:46 AM   #24
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Geissele is my go to but if you arent wanting to spend $250, go check out LaRue's website. They are selling their trigger for a lot less than most others and have heard great things. Anything LaRue is typically top notch.

https://www.larue.com/products/larue...bt-2s-trigger/
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:47 AM   #25
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CMC are great. Usually run the 3.5s myself. Easy to find on sale for less than $100 regularly.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:48 AM   #26
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Geissele SSA is hard to beat but I would focus on training and ammo before replacing a mil spec trigger unless your rifle is being used as a precision AR, if such thing exists.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:08 AM   #27
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Geissele SSA is hard to beat but I would focus on training and ammo before replacing a mil spec trigger unless your rifle is being used as a precision AR, if such thing exists.


It is a trigger feel issue for me. Doesnít concern ammo, where rounds hit the paper or anything else.


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Old 02-25-2020, 12:25 PM   #28
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I went with a BTE single stage trigger.
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Old 02-25-2020, 01:55 PM   #29
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I put a Rise Armament single stage 3lb trigger in my DB15, made a world of difference. Midway had them on sale for $80.
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:07 PM   #30
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This 100 percent
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:12 PM   #31
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My vote is also for the LaRue 2 stage and The James Madison single stage.

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

http://jamesmadisontactical.com/sabe...op-in-trigger/
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:36 PM   #32
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Geissele SSA is hard to beat but I would focus on training and ammo before replacing a mil spec trigger unless your rifle is being used as a precision AR, if such thing exists.
Mil spec triggers are gritty. No getting around that. But I think ALL rifles, and ARs should be considered and shot, AS precision rifles.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:31 PM   #33
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Larue MBT for $87
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Old 02-26-2020, 02:02 PM   #34
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Thanks for all the suggestions! Placed an order for the LaRue two stage.


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Old 02-26-2020, 03:15 PM   #35
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Great choice, you won’t be disappointed. Did you go flat or curved?
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Old 02-26-2020, 03:22 PM   #36
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Great choice, you wonít be disappointed. Did you go flat or curved?


I went with curved. I tried a buddies weapon with a flat trigger and felt that my finger kept trying to go to the bottom. Just didnít feel right.


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Old 02-26-2020, 03:42 PM   #37
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:54 PM   #38
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I have a hiperfire edt2 in one of my rifles and I like it a lot.
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:54 AM   #39
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Look no further than this suggestion. I've shot AR's next to each other with the MBT and a $350 2 stage Geissele. The Geissele was a little smoother, but nothing thats worth $250. I'm running the Larue in my .300 BLK and will continue to put them in future builds.
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:57 PM   #40
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Echoing the others, Larue is best bang for the buck; geissele is a little smoother overall but
usually isn’t worth it in an AR
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Old 02-29-2020, 12:30 PM   #41
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I put cmc 2.5 in all of mine.


This right here. All mine had the single stage 2.5 in them. The only Ar I have left is my 300blkout pistol & this trigger made a world of difference in the gun.


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Old 02-29-2020, 06:27 PM   #42
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I love my 3 lb Velocity trigger,last one I got was $130 !


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Old 02-29-2020, 06:50 PM   #43
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Larue for sure. Ive got 4 of them and have absolutely no complaints.
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:59 PM   #44
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I’ve done the 15 min ar trigger job and have had good luck luck with it.
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Old 03-01-2020, 01:26 PM   #45
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Larue tactical all the way.

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Old 03-01-2020, 02:48 PM   #46
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Installed the larue mbt today. World of difference. Thanks again for all the help


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