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Old 08-21-2014, 22:24   #1
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Just installed an ALG and gained half a pound :(

One of my lowers is a Spikes Tactical bought as a fully built lower from a random dealer at a gun show years ago. It was built with an unknown LPK. I decided to upgrade its trigger to an ALG, the instructions for which warn that it may lower the trigger pull weight.

I went from 5.75# to 6.25#. Install instructions said it was not necessary to remove the safety selector to do the install, but I couldn't get the original trigger out without doing so.

I guess the real test will be to see how it shoots.


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Old 08-21-2014, 22:57   #2
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Dont worry. Its just waterweight. If you workout for a few days it will be gone in no time....
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Old 08-22-2014, 00:10   #3
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I would have never even considered the calories burned while installing a trigger.







Don't worry I am sure you will be happy with the new trigger. There is the possibility that you just ended up with a decent stock trigger and the ALG might not be much of an upgrade. If that is the case sell off the ALG and reinstall the GI trigger. Or better yet, save the good quality GI trigger for your next rifle.
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Old 08-22-2014, 00:15   #4
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That seems like a pretty heavy trigger to me, or maybe I enjoy the world of excess and just like triggers between 1.5-4.5 lbs. No, I don't carry a 1.5lb trigger, the lightest I go for is the -connector.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:40   #5
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ALG is not meant to be a light, target trigger. It's a "combat" trigger that is smoother and crisper.
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:14   #6
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It's actually the ALG ACT. I bought it in a Brownells order a couple of months ago and only just got around to installing it. Re-reading the description at Brownells, it actually says to expect about a 6# trigger with it. I guess the original one in this lower was kind of light for a standard trigger.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:54   #7
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Whoa, I installed two Krispy Kremes and I just gained a half a pound too.

Coincidence? I think not!

Going to the range today to see if I shoot any different!
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:40   #8
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It's actually the ALG ACT. I bought it in a Brownells order a couple of months ago and only just got around to installing it. Re-reading the description at Brownells, it actually says to expect about a 6# trigger with it. I guess the original one in this lower was kind of light for a standard trigger.
Even a standard mil-spec type trigger will give you between a 5.5 - 6.5 lb. trigger pull. Personally, I like the ALG ACT. I have one on my BCM Jack Carbine and that prompted me to put one on my recent build as well. Nice and smooth FCG.
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Old 08-22-2014, 20:27   #9
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I just installed an ACT trigger in my recent build and it felt kind of heavy also, I did a little of research and found that some people also installed a JP yellow springs and so I did and it does make a huge difference so you may want to try that.
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Old 08-22-2014, 20:45   #10
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Here is a video that may be helpful.


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Old 08-22-2014, 21:22   #11
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My first AR, I put a JP fire control system into about 15 years ago. At the time, I was mostly shooting SA battle pack ammo, and was worried about light strikes, so I didn't use the yellow spring. So, I've still got that and may experiment with either that or the hammer spring that I just removed with the stock trigger that was in this lower.
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Here is a video that may be helpful.


http://youtu.be/5EI6YGizis8

That guy needs to learn how to use and read the Lyman trigger gauge.


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