KNIGHTS ARMAMENT AR-15 2-STAGE MATCH TRIGGER

KNIGHTS ARMAMENT AR-15 2-STAGE MATCH TRIGGER

I am pretty surprised to see Knights Armament AR-15 2-Stage Match Trigger show up in Brownells new products list. The KAC AR-15 trigger is not going to appeal to most AR-15 owners looking to upgrade their current trigger for a few reasons. The first being the cost.  The Knights Armament AR-15 2-Stage Match Trigger comes in as one of the most expensive aftermarket AR-15 triggers available. It’s cost exceeds more than arguably superior triggers like Geiselle SSA and Geiselle SSA-E.

The fit and finish while very good are also not quite on par with other premium AR-15 aftermarket triggers. The Knights Armament AR-15 2-Stage Match Trigger will appeal to those are loyalist to the brand. KAC rifles are battle proven. It’s also worth pointing out that if you own a KAC AR-15 that includes this trigger it’s probably not worthwhile to replace it. Let me be clear the trigger is definitely that good.
Made by Knights Armament Company (KAC), For .154″ diameter pin receivers only (milspec). KAC P/N: 98032, For your AR-15, M4, SR25, AR-10, AR308

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Velocity AR 15 Trigger | Velocity AR Trigger

Velocity AR-15 Trigger | Velocity AR Trigger

Today’s entry in the ever growing and competitive aftermarket AR Trigger field comes from Velocity Triggers of Phoenix Arizona. Velocity Triggers traces it’s origin from owner Tom Vehr. Toms experience come from 14 years at Timney Triggers. Velocity Triggers parent company Vehr Manufacturing provides triggers to Knights Armament for their rifles.

At a cost of $150 the Velocity AR Trigger is positioned to compete with the fantastic CMC Triggers as well as those of Toms previous employer Timney Triggers.

Velocity AR-15 Trigger | Velocity AR Trigger

Velocity AR Trigger

Velocity AR Trigger

The Velocity Trigger for AR-15 rifles is a Single Stage Drop-In Trigger that provides a nice, clean & crisp trigger pull.  The attractive price makes a quality AR-15 trigger achievable with any budget.  Simple installation makes the process easy & quick.  Available with a 3, 4 or 4.5lb trigger pull.


What is Velocity Trigger DLC Coating?

The latest innovation of Velocity Triggers is Diamond Like Carbon Coating (DLC) on the trigger which will give your Velocity Trigger the highly effective combination of a low coefficient of friction and high micro-hardness, its also a surface that will not rust and gives your trigger a deep dark black color.

Simply stated, the Diamond Like Carbon Coating (DLC) results in a greater wear resistance over the life of the trigger.


About the Velocity AR Trigger

Simply stated, The Velocity Trigger makes your AR feel like a true bolt-action sniper rifle.

The trigger group comes as a pre-assembled housing. It is designed to be installed into any AR lower receiver and drops into your gun easily. No Gunsmithing is required.

These are the steps, we at Velocity Triggers, are taking to give to you the quality you deserve to deliver the next shot as if your life depended on it:

  1. Every Velocity Trigger is 100% Made in America
  2. EDM wire technology and All Tool Steel are used to precision manufacture the trigger, hammer and disconnect
  3. Velocity AR-15 triggers are heat-treated to give shooters an exceptional lifetime of service
  4. Housing for the trigger assembly are machined from 6061T6 billet aluminum and black anodized to provide a lifetime of durability.
  5. The trigger is black oxide then hand polished to create the smoothness you desire from an exceptional trigger.
  6. The Hammer and Disconnect are treated with NP3 by Robar to provide super smooth feel shooters expect from a high quality trigger.

Important Velocity AR-15 Trigger Information

*Do not use with 9mm conversion or any other open bolt face AR-15*

IF YOU HAVE A POLYMER LOWER, we recommend putting a Velocity stainless steel shim underneath the trigger to protect the polymer lower.


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TIMNEY AR15 Targa 2 STAGE TRIGGER LONG

 TIMNEY AR15 Targa 2 STAGE TRIGGER

TIMNEY AR15 Targa 2 STAGE TRIGGER

The new  TIMNEY AR15 Targa 2 STAGE TRIGGER with a LONG first stage take-up is a self-contained, 100 percent drop-in AR15 trigger unit that is ready to install in your AR15 for an exceptionally smooth, crisp, two-stage trigger pull. No gunsmithing, no fitting or adjusting required.The pull weight is factory calibrated for a two-pound first stage and a two-pound second stage. The trigger housing is constructed of military grade, 6061 T6 alloy that is CNC machined using state-of-the-art robotics and is anodized for superior durability. The hammer is wire EDM cut from S7 tool steel, combining hardness to resist wear with superior impact resistance to withstand heavy use without chipping or breaking and is Teflon-nickel coated for lubricity. Other components are wire EDM cut from A2 tool steel, then heat treated to Rockwell 58 for long lasting, dependable service life.

The  TIMNEY AR15 Targa 2 STAGE TRIGGER installs using your rifle’s original hammer/trigger pins – our proprietary design eliminates pin rotation and walkout.

Timney Triggers is dedicated to ensuring our customers a lifetime of hassle free shooting enjoyment.  That is evident in the last step of the manufacturing process, when each trigger is hand assembled, tested, and calibrated for the specific rifle model it is intended for before it’s delivered to the customer’s door.  Timney Triggers is proud to offer a lifetime warranty on all of their products and each trigger is proudly Made in the USA

Timney Trigger Installation Instructions

TIMNEY AR15 Targa 2 STAGE TRIGGER LONG


GEISSELE AUTOMATICS SSA TRIGGER

GEISSELE AUTOMATICS SSA TRIGGER | GEISSELE SSA TRIGGER FOR AR 15 RIFLES

GEISSELE AUTOMATICS SSA TRIGGER | GEISSELE SSA TRIGGER FOR AR 15 RIFLES

GEISSELE AUTOMATICS SSA TRIGGER

GEISSELE AUTOMATICS SSA TRIGGER FOR AR 15 RIFLES

The GEISSELE AUTOMATICS SSA TRIGGER is without question one of the best non-adjustable combat AR-15 triggers you can obtain.

GEISSELE SSA TRIGGER DESCRIPTION

The Geissele Super Semi-Automatic (SSA) Trigger is the semi-auto only version of a select fire trigger that Geissele makes for customers in the U.S. Special Operations community. The SSA is a non-adjustable combat trigger, it is not a match trigger. The second stage break is like a carrot rather than an icicle. Suitable for Close Quarters Battle (CQB) and mid-range carbine work, the Geissele SSA is also the perfect trigger for Squad Designated Marksman (SDM) rifles. A short summary of the Geissele SSA features and advantages follows.

Performance Advantages for the Shooter– The Geissele SSA has a pull weight of about 4.5lb. 2.5 lbs on the first stage and 2lb on the second stage. The pull weights and sear engagement are non adjustable by the shooter. Trigger and hammer are made from quality tool steel. Sear surfaces are cut by a wire edm machine. Sears cut this way are very accurate and the non-directional surface finish of the wire edm gives a smooth trigger pull without the associated grittiness of directional machining marks left by a milling cutter.

The initial force needed to start the disengagement of the sear surfaces is low and the force linearly increases at a low rate. This helps the shot to fall at the initial point of aim and aids in building shooter confidence in his  weapons ability to put the rounds where his sight is pointing. The Geissele SSA trigger allows the shooter to slap through the trigger pull on close in shots but also set up a long range shot with a crisp trigger break.

A full force hammer spring is used for quick lock time and positive ignition of all types of ammo. No lightened hammer spring is used. The hammer is lighter than a standard AR15 hammer. The lightened hammer favorably decreases lock time and increases accuracy of the weapon, especially for snap shots.

Advantages for the Armorer – The Geissele SSA is a simple design that is very similar to the original M16 trigger. The number of parts is identical. There are no adjustment screws to come loose. All springs are captive; they will not get lost during disassembly in the field. The entire trigger can be dissembled for cleaning (no rivets or staked parts) The trigger can be installed without removing the safety.

Sear engagement is preset from the factory. Hammer and trigger pins are a close slip fit into nominal receiver holes so the trigger can be installed and removed with hand tools. Triggers come with a slave pin for the trigger/disconnector assembly for easy installation.

Safety Advantages – The Geissele SSA is a 2 stage trigger where there is generous overlap of the sear surfaces which contributes to safety and a low tendency of any inadvertent movement of the trigger to discharge the weapon. The Geissele SSA has a patented pseudo sear that is almost identical to the standard AR15 single stage sear. However, this secondary sear has surfaces that never touch during normal operation. This sear prevents the hammer from falling unless the trigger is pulled. The secondary safety sear contributes to shooter confidence in dynamic/vehicle situations where a fellow shooter’s muzzle may cover him.

There is firm knowledge that even with the safety in the fire position the weapon can never discharge unless the trigger is pulled. Trigger timing is robust and parts have been sized to operate with a certain amount of wear to the working surfaces. The trigger is designed to operate in dusty, abrasive environments that cause wear.

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CMC TACTICAL TRIGGER | CMC AR 15 TRIGGER

CMC TACTICAL TRIGGER | CMC AR 15 TRIGGER

CMC TACTICAL TRIGGER | CMC AR 15 TRIGGER

CMC TACTICAL TRIGGER

CMC TACTICAL TRIGGER

While the CMC TACTICAL TRIGGER for AR15/AR10 rifles may not be the absolute best available trigger for the AR15 platform. It is in my opinion the best value in quality AR 15 TRIGGERS and is able to go toe to toe with triggers costing $100 more. The CMC TACTICAL TRIGGER will exceed the expectations of all but the most discriminating AR15/AR10 shooters.

The CMC Tactical Trigger Group is a completely self contained, 100% drop-in fire control group upgrade for the AR-15, LR-308 and AR-10 rifle platforms. Building on the original Super Match design, the double patented Tactical Flat or Curved Trigger design yeilds truly remarkable and unprecedented trigger control, trigger feel and accuracy, while also the retaining the rugged reliability of a Mil-Spec trigger group. Trigger pull is factory pre-set at 3-1/2 to 4 pounds, and is not user adjustable. Fits most standard Mil-Spec lower receivers with .154″ trigger and hammer pin holes.

  1. Gunsmiths: patented one piece assembly installs in minutes. Check for safe and proper function, you’re done!
  2. Installation of the trigger group is quite simple: insert the one piece assembly, install the supplied over-sized pins. No screws to adjust or worry about coming loose at the worst possible time.
  3. No cheap tricks or compromises: Full strength rocket wire springs for fast lock-time and reliable discharge with factory or military ammo. 
  4. Tolerances of +/- .001″ for all engagement surfaces. Hammer, trigger, disconnector and pins are made with the highest grade, hardest, longest wearing materials available. The assembly is contained in a high grade 410 stainless steel housing.
  5. Factory tuned for a superior trigger pull with minimum take-up and over-travel. Typical quality we’re famous for.
  6. Fits Mil-Spec receivers. Available for small pin receivers only at this time (standard .154 holes).
  7. Not recommended for use in 5.45 x 39

BUILDING AN AR15 | PRIORITIES PART 1 | AR15 TRIGGERS

BUILDING AN AR15 | PRIORITIES PART 1 | AR15 TRIGGERS

BUILDING AN AR15 - UNDERSTANDING PRIORITIES PART 1 - AR15 TRIGGERS

GEISSELE TRIGGER

In the half-dozen or so years I have been operating firearms oriented websites and forums I have noticed certain trends with shooters building and upgrading their AR15 and M4 platform weapons. Very often appearance is taking presidence over function in two key areas. These two areas are barrel quality choices and trigger selection. The barrel and trigger are two of the most important weapon parts that enable you to hit your target.

This page will be part 1 BUILDING AN AR15 – UNDERSTANDING PRIORITIES PART 1 – AR15 TRIGGERS of a 2 part series BUILDING AN AR15 – UNDERSTANDING PRIORITIES

AR 15 TRIGGERS

Unless you spent several thousands of dollars on a custom or high-end AR15 chances are your trigger was designed by an attorney to protect a firearm manufacturer. In fact one manufacturer DPMS has publicly stated that they expect you to replace your trigger and that the included trigger is merely there so you can fire the weapon when new.

The fact is you simply can not expect to get the greatest amount of accuracy out of your weapon with a factory trigger or the trigger included in a lower parts kit.

REPLACING YOUR AR15 TRIGGER SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST AND FOREMOST PRIORITY before you spend a single penny on any other part.

Now here is the downside of aftermarket triggers. You get what you pay for. However there is a law of diminishing returns. his means a $400 trigger is not necessarily twice as good as a $200 trigger. Will the most expensive trigger be better? You bet, but not every shooter needs a trigger  THAT GOOD. If you can afford the best go for it you wont be disappointed. If cant buy what you can afford. DO SOMETHING.

I break the triggers down this way.

AR 15 Triggers Under $100:

  • BILL SPRINGFIELD – Spend $50 and send your factory trigger to Bill Springfield for a trigger job. It’s better than nothing and he turns them around very quickly.
  • ARMALITE TWO STAGE TACTICAL TRIGGER – At $97 it’s a good deal. Problem with the Armalite triggers is nobody bothers to learn how to adjust them so the triggers are often criticized. read the Armalite tech note here.
  • ALG DEFENSE – This is new and unknown to me but they are getting decent reviews and priced slightly higher that the trigger job mentioned above.

AR 15 Triggers $100-$150

Got a few choices here.

  • JARD TRIGGERS – I have a few AR15’s with JARD TRIGGERS. I like everything about these triggers except the installation.
  • ROCK RIVER ARMS TWO STAGE TRIGGER – A lot of folks buy this trigger and are happy with it. There are those that claim the steel is soft and they don’t last. I have no personal experience but RRA cant keep these triggers on the shelf
  • ARMALITE AR15 NATIONAL MATCH SET TRIGGER – See my comments above in the sub $100 section. These are great triggers with proper installation and adjustment. Read the installation Tech Note here.

AR 15 Triggers $150-$200

  • CMC AR15 TRIGGER – This is probably the ugliest modular drop in trigger of the bunch. What it lacks in looks it makes up for in performance. In fact the CMC AR15 TRIGGER is one of my favorite triggers at any price for the AR15 platform.
  • JP RIFLES – JP Rifles produces a very good trigger. If you order one be sure to order the speed hammer as well as they are meant to work together. JP includes a video of the installation. That is a nice touch.
  • GEISSELE SSA TRIGGER – The GEISSELE SSA is I believe the least expensive of the GEISSELE TRIGGERS. It’s a good trigger at a fair price.

AR 15 Triggers $200 and up

  • TIMNEY – I like the Timney a lot problem is that unless you can find it for less than $200 the CMC in the previous section is a better choice
  • ATC AR GOLD – I ave no experience with the AR GOLD TRIGGER but I have a LOT of experience with the ATC SR GOLD TRIGGER for the 308 AR and AR-10 platforms. In fact the SR GOLD is my favorite trigger for the 308 platform. I would not hesitate to recommend the ATC GOLD. ATC/PACT has outstanding customer service.
  • GEISSELE – By most accounts the best AR Trigger
  • JEWELL AR15 TRIGGER – Unfortunately Jewell isn’t as good with AR15 triggers as they are with traditional rifle triggers. There are better choices.
  • WILSON COMBAT TACTICAL TRIGGER UNIT – I have no experience with the WILSON COMBAT TTU as they are never in stock when I am looking for a trigger.

As you see above there are options for every price point. Choose what fits your budget even if it means going without a new muzzle device, pistol grip, laser, tac light, or fancy collapsable stock or some other tactical gizmo that will do nothing to inprove the accuracy of you and your weapon..

START WITH THE TRIGGER

Stay tuned for  part 2 in the series BUILDING AN AR 15 – UNDERSTANDING PRIORITIES PART 2 – AR 15 BARRELS

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