Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

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Do you prefer a single or two stage trigger for your ar-15?

Single Stage
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Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

Postby newportri » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:12 pm

I know I have talked about this before, but I was curious about what people on the forum use.

Is the trigger reset at the first or second stage on a two stage trigger, or will that depend on the model and manufacturer of the trigger?
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Re: Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

Postby demjones » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:04 pm

I have to caveat my response - I mostly do target shooting with some of my ARs, and prefer 2-stage triggers for them - either Geissele or Rock River.

I do have a carbine that I'm planning to use for more tactically oriented training. It's got a 2-stage RRA in it now (the CMMG LPK's original trigger sucked), but have an ALG single-stage that I'm planning to drop in. We'll see how that works out.
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Re: Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

Postby newportri » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:52 pm

I agree that it would depend on how you use it. For long range accuracy it might be better with a two stage than a single stage. I rarely shoot my ar-15, but I like to do at least the USPSA rifle match in New Bedford. I'd like to shoot more and maybe do some 3 gun when/if I have time.
This looks like a nice trigger for that, but it is pretty expensive in my opinion..
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/198614/geissele-super-3-gun-trigger-ar-15-lr-308-small-pin-154-matte?cm_vc=ProductFinding
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Re: Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

Postby demjones » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:55 pm

It's hard to go wrong with Geissele. ALG (Bill Geissele's wife's initials are ALG) is a simpler Geissele trigger ($45-$60) but has proven to be really reliable. I'll let you know how I fare once I install the critter.
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Re: Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

Postby SirSqueeboo » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:50 pm

demjones wrote:It's hard to go wrong with Geissele. ALG (Bill Geissele's wife's initials are ALG) is a simpler Geissele trigger ($45-$60) but has proven to be really reliable. I'll let you know how I fare once I install the critter.


You will love the ALG trigger. I bought the ACT and replaced the springs with a JP set. It's amazing for the price.

I currently have a Geissele SD-C in my 300blk SBR that's still in the works. I have another SD-C on the way for another planned SBR.

For my current go to AR I think I might put in a Geissele 3gun trigger. It's very fast, it's a 3.5 single stage, Bill calls it a hybrid trigger. David, this trigger is light enough that if your finger is quick enough people will think it's a M16.

And yes, the Geissele triggers are that good to spend ~$200 on.
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Re: Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

Postby SirSqueeboo » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:06 pm

Well look what came in the mail today:

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Re: Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

Postby demjones » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:49 pm

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Test firing this weekend...I hope.
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Re: Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

Postby a1983 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:29 pm

I did the set-screw in my trigger - I guess I would call it a ... "zero stage" trigger?

Not in an unsafe manner, more along the lines that there is zero take up, zero creep, and a crisp light break (I stoned the sears).

Of course I managed to lose the photos I took of the process when I reset my phone... :(
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Re: Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

Postby demjones » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:10 pm

Finally took my ACT-equipped carbine to the range. The single stage felt a little odd to me at first, but I really like it. It was crisp and consistent with virtually no overtravel. Once I put a few through the pipe, I tried some double-taps. Wow!

Using a Trijicon TA31 (red chevron) with NO sling at 100 yds, I managed to hold the black on an SR-1 with no problem. Once I got into a supported position (still no sling) I managed to hold the 10-ring, with a boatload of x's.

Although I've got lots of practicing to do, I'm already very confident of my abilities with this carbine. I mainly worked on the trigger and on shooting with both eyes open, which came quite easily.
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Re: Do you have a single or two stage trigger in your AR-15?

Postby jcat » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:47 pm

I'm thinking the ACT is going to make it into my 300blk pistol at some point. Maybe the SDC, I dunno yet. I haven't reached that money in my spend planning yet :lol:
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