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AR trigger replacement

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by ghawk249, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. ghawk249

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    I have a Stag Model 2 AR and looking at replacing the stock trigger. It also needs to be done on a budget if possilble.
     
  2. WoodenPlank

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    Any particular reason it's being replaced? If it's just due to heavy or gritty trigger, there are various ways to improve the feel of a stock AR trigger for relatively cheap.
     


  3. Reb 56

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    RRA 2 stage trigger can usually be found for around $100 as can a JP single stage. Either one is much better than the stock AR trigger.
     
  4. stgha

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    you could also go with a lighter spring set and some light stoning work, provided you don't throw ammo through her that has hard primers....

    Steve
     
  5. Javelin

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  6. boomhower

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    +1

    Skip the RRA. It will turn to crap within 1000 rounds or so.
     
  7. WoodenPlank

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    Mine has been going strong for well over 5k life fire, and thousands more dry fire.
     
  8. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    Mine has been faithful to me as well. But I would still probably not buy another after seeing the issues with them.


    EDIT: Same with EOTech... own one, been good to me, Aimpoints for me from now on.

    :wavey:
     
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  9. WoodenPlank

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    Yeah. My plan is to eventually replace it with a SSA or SSA-E.
     
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The RRA is piss poor,......I had one fail on me at around 2500 rounds fired.
    RRA replaced it, it went to crap at about 12oo rounds fired.

    Tried a Bill Springfield tweaked/stoned trigger, it went full auto at 700 rounds.

    I bought a Timney 4# skeleton trigger, it's been in three rifles
    & is at about 4k rounds fired.

    Pay once, cry once!
     
  11. WoodenPlank

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    What failure did you see on the RRA?
     
  12. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    1st stage failed,....turned to a long mushy trigger pull.
     
  13. WoodenPlank

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    Same issue I have heard of before. I guess I got lucky. I do plan on replacing mine as soon as I can, though.
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Sounds as if you did get a good one,......nust be an older trigger!

    My AR10 has a Jard trigger, plan to replace with a Geissele SSA
     
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  15. WoodenPlank

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    It is, got it some time in 2009. It's survived through about 3-4 upper configurations and one lower migration when I built my SBR.
     
  16. FriscoCHL

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    I would be intrested in this. I did a "polish" on one of my glock trigger bars and was pleased with the results. is this the same idea you speak of??

    ps, Javelin would you be interested in selling that Eotech?
     
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  17. WoodenPlank

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    Yep. Lots of "15 minute trigger job" info online. Google is your friend. I've never personally done one, so I can't really help otherwise.
     
  18. halfmoonclip

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    Bill Springfield thought he had it figured out, and sometimes his triggers go crazy; double and run away.
    So I'd be mighty damn careful stoning or modding the standard trigger.
    Save your money for a Geissels SSA; goes bang all the time and is reputed durable.
    Moon
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    AR trigger components are said to be surface hardened before machining.
    Stoning, like Bill Springfield does, is rumored to create such a thin surface
    that the precision ground & stoned surface errodes very quickly.

    This is thought to be why so many of those trigger jobs go south very quickly.
     
  20. Javelin

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    My EOTech 512 has been perfect for me so I have been planning on keeping it. I still have the original box for the EOTech too so maybe.

    Seems you get one that runs awesome or you don't. I lucked out with mine. :supergrin: