American Trigger Corp AR Gold 308 AR Adjustable Trigger
The American Trigger Corp AR Gold 308 AR Adjustable Trigger is a Self-contained trigger assembly that installs in minutes and delivers a light, smooth, match-grade trigger pull free of grittiness, with an ultra-crisp letoff and short reset. Simply remove the factory trigger and safety selector, drop in the module, reinstall the selector and pins, and you’re ready to shoot. Completely new engagement geometry produces a light 3-lb. pull and crisp release without compromising reliability or safety. The two-stage design is adjustable for sear engagement, with a first-stage takeup of approximately 6 ounces, followed by actual sear movement taking up the rest of the weight—the reverse of the military two-stage AR trigger pull profile. Instead, the shooter can build force steadily, maintaining precise control and keeping his attention on the target.
Drop-In Fire Control System Gives A Light, Safe, Match-Grade Pull
After release, reset travel is only .030″, less than half the .070″ typical of standard match triggers, to aid in fast, accurate follow-up shots. The sear captures the hammer at the back instead of near the pivot point to help produce the light pull and maintain safety. A second, independent, intercepting sear is positioned to block the hammer if it slips off the primary sear, as when the weapon is dropped or suffers a hard impact. If the intercepting sear captures the hammer, pulling the trigger will still fire the rifle with a heavier pull weight. In addition, the Gold system uses the rifle’s factory safety to positively capture the hammer, like an M1 Garand, and roll it back below the primary sear for an extra margin of safety. A lightweight aluminum housing contains the entire system and maintains the correct tolerances between the working parts. The receiver pins serve only to anchor the module in the receiver, with no effect on the trigger function.
3.5 lbs. (Adjustable Weight)
Drop-In Module (easy installation)
Uses .154 pins
Designed for AR-15 & AR-10 Platform (.223, 5.56, .308, 7.62, .300 BLK, 6.5 Grendal)
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Made in the USA
Used by Top Competitive shooters including Jerry Miculeck and Daniel Horner
The AR Gold has known fitment issues with:
Receivers with Colt sear block
Receivers with firing pin lock installed (i.e., SIG MCX)
From the Manufacturer Pact American Trigger:
The ATC AR Gold has been proven to be the ultimate AR Platform trigger for military, LE, competition, hunting, and more. It is the singular best improvement to your AR-15. The AR Gold is a unique approach to the dated trigger functionality of stock AR-15’s and other competitors. The AR Gold is a drop-in module trigger, which makes it a breeze to install. It comes stock with a 3.5 lb pull weight. More than just the lightweight pull, the trigger has the shortest reset and cleanest break of any other trigger on the market. If that isn’t enough, it is also Drop-Safe. Adjustable weight engagement and over-travel. .154 pins. 30 Day Money Back Guarantee on direct sales. Made in the USA by American Trigger Corporation.
ATC AR Gold Specifications
SPECS: Trigger/Hammer – Wire EDM cut S7 tool steel. Housing – Aluminum, anodized, black. SR/AR Gold fits ArmaLite® AR-10®, DPMS LR-308, Knight’s Armament SR-25, and similar AR-style .308 rifles with .154″ trigger and hammer pin holes.
Velocity Triggers Aftermarket AR Trigger For AR-10
Velocity Triggers Aftermarket 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 Triggers is positioned to compete with the fantastic CMC Triggers as well as those of Toms previous employer Timney Triggers.
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:
Every Velocity Trigger is 100% Made in America
EDM wire technology and All Tool Steel are used to precision manufacture the trigger, hammer and disconnect
Velocity AR-15 triggers are heat-treated to give shooters an exceptional lifetime of service
Housing for the trigger assembly are machined from 6061T6 billet aluminum and black anodized to provide a lifetime of durability.
The trigger is black oxide then hand polished to create the smoothness you desire from an exceptional trigger.
The Hammer and Disconnect are treated with NP3 by Robar to provide super smooth feel shooters expect from a high quality trigger.
Important Velocity 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.
So you think the LANTAC ECT-1 Tactical Drop-In Trigger Group looks remarkably similar to a CMC Trigger? That’s because the Lantac ECT-1 is manufactured by CMC Triggers for Lantec.
This LANTAC ECT-1 Tactical Drop-In Trigger Group is a completely self contained, 100% drop-in fire control group upgrade for the AR-15, 308AR, LR-308 and AR-10 rifles.
Building on the original Super Match design, the double patented Tactical Flat or Curved Trigger design yields truly remarkable and unprecedented trigger control, trigger feel and accuracy, while also retaining the rugged reliability of a Mil-Spec trigger group. Trigger pull is factory pre-set at 3 to 3-1/2 pounds, and is not user adjustable. Fits most standard Mil-Spec lower receivers with .154″ diameter trigger and hammer pin holes. Features LANTAC’s Patented Trigger Bow Design. Will fit Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Rifles with the longer pin set that is available separately. Made in the USA.
When it comes to advertising/sponsors relationships at 308AR.com and our family of sites and communities it’s no secret we are very selective with advertisers. Today we are excited to add Hiperfire to the list. Hiperfire offers AR15, 308AR and AR-10 triggers for most budgets $89-$275 and shooting disciplines. I had been planning to purchase a Hiperfire Hipertouch 24C but now Im feeling obligated to get the Hiperfire Hipertouch Eclipse Trigger ECL listed lower in the post.
Click the second thumbnail under PRODUCT PHOTOS (above right) to view a comparative feature summary of the HIPERTOUCH® trigger group family. Also, consult the Resource Center (RESOURCES navigation button) where you’ll find items like the Hiperfire Hipertouch Eclipse Trigger Troubleshooting Guide
HIPERTOUCH® 24, 24E, 243G, and 24C Specs Plus these Enhancements
Nickel Alloy Finish Applied to the Hammer and Trigger
Smoother Trigger Pull
Prolongs Useful Cycle Life
Can Be Easier To Clean
Sports a Black HIPERSHOE®
US Pat. Nos. 8,572,880, 9,052,149 and 9,175,917, Others Pending
The HIPERTOUCH® ECL4 is HIPERFIRE’s top-of-the-line trigger for AR-15® and AR-10® type rifles. The HIPERTOUCH® name is short for HIgh PERformance TOUCH, 24 for user adjustable trigger weights. The ECL was developed as part of a 3-gun promotion. But, one must realize that this and the other triggers aren’t just for 3-gun. It now sports a new evocative name since its performance eclipses that of even HIPERFIRE’s 24C. It installs and functions just like all the HIPERTOUCH® 24s. For installation and operational features of the HIPERTOUCH® family of AR fire-controls, go to the HIPERTOUCH® 24 page and watch the videos. View this graphic,Hiperfire AR-10 AR-15 Lower Cavity Dimensions. HIPERTOUCH® FCGs may not work in lowers with pivot holes that are outside the MIL-Spec dimensions shown in RED.
HIPERTOUCH® FCGs have uniquely solved two problems with stock AR triggers and AR trigger upgrades respectively: 1) High Trigger Weight, and 2) Low Hammer Fall Energy.
Trigger Weight: The real culprit behind high trigger pull weight is high sear impingement force that produces high friction. To get around that, the stock “AR” trigger and hammer mechanical advantage was changed and the toggle spring feature added to reduce the impingement force on the trigger sear. Designers of two-stage products changed the functional location of the primary sear; HIPERFIRE®’s design has not, retaining the stock design’s single-stage simplicity. This is important for when stock triggers are pulled, the hammer cam-action signals hammer fall is imminent. When 2-stage triggers are pulled, the final higher weight stage also signals hammer fall. This can lead to the flinching problem we all know about. Some like to say the better 2-stage triggers have glass rod or candy-cane like breaks to sell the idea that they don’t signal hammer fall. In any case, the HIPERTOUCH® ECL does not signal hammer fall because the trigger weight is constant over the entire stroke.
Hammer Fall Energy: HIPERTOUCH® features the unique toggle spring functionality that reduces trigger weight, but while doing so, it also increases hammer fall energy by over 35% over the MIL-spec stock design and every trigger upgrade in the market. This permits the shooter to ignite hard MIL and foreign primers as well as hard to ignite 22 rimfire ammunition.
HIPERTOUCH® FCGs retain Eugene Stoner’s design of simple elegance while remaining very robust, without the gritty feel. Shooting for high accuracy is no longer an almost impossible chore. It’s no longer necessary to improve the stock performance by manually polishing the high-friction trigger and hammer sear surfaces, where the end result was only marginally better anyway.
Ambitious sportsmen and marksmen have been turning to trigger upgrades with varying degrees of satisfaction. The better replacements have been one and two-stage triggers with fixed final weights ranging from between 2½ and 4½ pounds with what some have called a glass rod or candy cane trigger break. Some of these devices require factory or user calibration, maintenance, and/or replacement for wear or doubling. Some of these devices also employ reduced power springs, which have compromised reliable ignition for a “dream” trigger weight.
The HIPERFIRE® “AR” accessory response to those shooter’s looking for a single-stage and very much improved, match quality, “AR” trigger upgrade that delivers high performance is the HIPERTOUCH® ECL. It nests in unmodified standard AR-15® and AR-10® type lower receivers in the same way as stock “AR” triggers and hammers without having to remove the safety selector. It is comprised of three subassemblies: the trigger, hammer, and toggle, spring groups. All the parts are made from carbon steel alloys that have been hardened for wear and strength. It features exceptionally low trigger weights with smooth pre-travel, a very clean hammer release with no report to break, match action response, and faster hammer lock-up. Only now with HIPERTOUCH® trigger and hammer actions does “AR” trigger “squeeze” have real meaning.
Additionally, the HIPERTOUCH® ECL also sports the HIPERSHOE® adjustable finger pad as first introduced with the 24C, which can be positioned at five (5) different vertical detent locations along the straight trigger’s bow. By changing location, the shooter can further adjust pre-travel and weight within the broader spring range settings than without it as desired for even more trigger responsiveness. Also, the adjustable pad lengthens slightly the extension of the finger to the pad with respect to the pistol grip, which alters the feel and dexterity of the finger on the trigger for added comfort and/or control. The trigger can be installed and operated with and without the shoe.
For the most part standard AR-15 triggers will work in the large frame .308 AR pattern rifles. There are however a few considerations to think about.
SAFETY: The first and foremost consideration is safety. While you may be inclined to go for the light pull weight your accustomed to in your bolt rifles that type of trigger is not advisable with these heavy recoiling rifles. A pull that is to light can possibly cause the gun to fire in uncontrolled full auto which will be dangerous to you the shooter as well as those around you. Guns designed for full automatic fire have their fire control system timed to fire at a predetermined rate with the gun not firing until the bolt is locked in firing position. Uncontrolled automatic fire can result with the gun firing without the bolt locked in place essentially possibly causing the gun to blow up in the shooters hands. The most common recommendation I read is not to go lower than 4# and if possible use a two stage trigger.
TRIGGER FIT – INSTALLATION: As I mentioned in the first sentence most aftermarket AR15 triggers will work in the .308. There is one caveat though. Some triggers will require modification or interference with the bolt carrier will result. So with that in mind I suggest sticking with triggers that are designed for the .308AR and designated to do so from the trigger manufacturer. If you are unsure call the trigger manufacturer or seek the help of a qualified gunsmith.
Geissele triggers are the standard by which all other triggers are judged with regards to AR-15’s as well as the .308 AR’s and AR-10’s
Geissele Automatics, LLC 308 AR AR-10 Trigger
Fully adjustable trigger gives a smooth, two-stage pull with a precise “icicle sharp” break and ultra-fast lock time to minimize accuracy loss caused by gun movement during trigger pull. Set first stage pull weight by bending the legs of the trigger spring; set second-stage weight within a pre-set range by turning its adjustment screw. Another screw on the trigger lets you adjust over travel for clean, crisp let off. Lightweight hammer provides a 50% reduction in lock time over factory hammer, yet uses standard weight hammer spring to ensure sufficient energy transfer for reliable primer ignition, even on AR-style .308 weapons. Trigger shoe is positioned 1/8″ farther forward than factory shoe for comfortable finger position during the squeeze. All contact surfaces are wire EDM cut to exact dimensions for full, precise engagement free of unwanted play. Available to fit both large (.169″) and small (.154″) pin receivers; small pin models include spare hammer pin to aid in proper fit on receivers with slightly oversized holes. Service model provides nominal 4½ lb. pull weight required for NRA High Power Service Rifle competition and is also approved for CMP-sanctioned competitions. Most of the pull weight is loaded on the first stage, followed by a quick, clean second-stage break. First stage, 3.2 to 5 lb.; second stage, ½ to 1½ lb. Match model allows a very low combined pull weight for superb trigger control on highly modified raceguns used in unlimited NRA High Power Rifle competition. Helps you shave those extra hundredths of an inch from your groups for a competitive edge. First stage, 1.3 to 3 lbs.; second stage, 4 oz. to 14 oz. Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) model combines the light first stage of the Match trigger with the heavier Service second stage to reduce risk of premature release in high stress situations. Perfect for precision tactical and competitive shooting where trigger pull is not regulated. Allows a high rate of semi-auto fire; an experienced shooter can fire 30 rounds in as little as 4½ seconds. First stage, 1.3 to 3 lbs.; second stage, ½ to 1½ lbs.
JP Enterprises 308 AR Trigger
JP Enterprises triggers are very popular and well respected. DPMS recommends and offers these triggers as an option on their LR-308 and SASS rifles
Easy-to-fit replacement for factory trigger is fully adjustable for engagement and over travel, and is available with pull weight as light as 3.5 lbs. Redesigned sear geometry and advanced metallurgy result in a precision-ground sear edge that delivers a precise, consistent let off. and prevents the kind of wear that causes doubling and other problems. Extremely short reset enables fast follow-up shots, a critical advantage on tactical and competition rifles. Machined to exceptionally tight tolerances from hardened steel, and installs in minutes with no permanent alterations to the rifle. Models to fit small (.154″) and large (.169″) pin receivers. Standard pull weight is between 3 and 3.5 lbs.—perfect for competition and recreational shooting. Tactical pull weight is between 3.5 and 4 lbs. for applications demanding a high level of ignition reliability, including police/military use, mil-spec ammunition with hard primers, and in AR-style .308 rifles. Adjustable Trigger Kit lets you install J.P. trigger components while keeping your factory or aftermarket hammer and pins. Disconnector spring, engagement screw, and over travel screw are already installed; also includes disconnector, trigger return spring, hammer spring, and .050″ hex key. Use with J.P. Enterprises Speed Hammer for best performance. Fire Control Package contains contents of the Kit, plus low-mass J.P. Speed Hammer for faster lock time and two anti-walk pins with button head cap screws for easy removal and re-installation of trigger system when making adjustments.
JP Enterprises .308 AR Trigger
SPECS: Steel, parkerized finish. Models for rifles with either .154” (military and current aftermarket) or .169” (current Colt) diameter trigger pins. Measure your pins and select the correct kit. Includes complete instructions and a CD-ROM with 35-minute video showing step-by-step installation.
This Timney 308 AR Trigger is a true self-contained, 100% drop-in ready upgrade that will change the way you think about AR triggers forever. Comes with a factory 4 pound pull, this trigger can be installed in minutes without any gunsmithing, fitting or adjustment required. The trigger makes use of your rifle’s original hammer/trigger pins, due to its proprietary design the trigger eliminates pin rotation and walkout. The solid, straight design of the trigger shoe is great for competitive events, helping the shooter pull the trigger straight back to the rear without influencing the rifle’s alignment with the target. The housing is machined from lightweight 6061 T6 alloy which is anodized for superior durability. The hammer is EDM machined from S7 tool steel and features a Nickel coating which helps deliver the exceptionally smooth, crisp single-stage pull. The other components of the trigger are EDM cut from A2 tool steel, then heat treated to Rc 56-60.
Timney 308 AR Trigger
Armalite AR National Match 2 Stage Trigger Set, Semi-Auto
The Armalite AR National Match 2 Stage Trigger is one of the best values going in two stage triggers. The only reason I might be inclined to go with the CMC over this trigger would be my fondness for modular drop in triggers. laziness would sum it up as well
Drop-in, match grade trigger provides a crisp, 4½ to 5 lb., 2-stage, trigger pull to improve accuracy for competition or varmint shooting. Sear engagement point is located behind the hammer to reduce pull weight. Low mass hammer speeds lock time. Includes trigger and hammer pins. Fits AR-15 receivers with .154″ hammer and trigger pins.
Rock River Arms National Match 2 Stage Trigger
SPECS: Steel, matte black finish. Fits AR-15 receivers with .154″ hammer/trigger pins only.
Jewell AR Trigger
Jewell Triggers has offered an AR15 trigger for some time. In all honesty I have never seen one and I have never known anyone who owns one.
Jewell AR15 Trigger 308 AR Trigger
From the manufacturer:
This quality two-stage trigger allows sear engagement and trigger pull weight adjustment from the top of the lower receiver without disassembly of the firearm. Includes trigger, trigger spring, disconnector, hammer and hammer spring. This trigger features a 1 to 7 lb range of pull. Not recommended for use with military ammunition. Careful adjustment required, tools and detailed instructions included. Gunsmith fitting recommended.
AR-15 Hammer and Trigger Pin Dimensions:
Some Colt® AR type rifles have been manufactured with hammer and trigger pins and holes which are approximately .176″ in diameter. These are referred to as “large pin” Colts. This was done to eliminate the chances of someone putting M16 fire control parts into an AR receiver. This is not found in all Colt models, just some.
All other AR type rifle manufacturers have stayed with the .156″ diameter hammer and trigger pins and holes, or “small pin” which is the same spec used in all military M16 rifles.
Measure your pins or the holes in your lower receiver to determine if you have a “small” or “large” hole Colt® AR
American Trigger Corp SR Gold Trigger System
This remains my favorite trigger for the 308 AR and AR-10 weapons platform.
Visit American Trigger Corp or purchase at Brownells. I also have more information here.
American trigger Corp SR Gold Trigger System
Jard AR-10 DPMS LR-308 AR Trigger
When the field of triggers was much smaller the Jards were my go to for both the AR15 and 308 AR. Priced at about $150 the Jard Triggers are in a crowded pack. Proven, single-stage design greatly improves trigger feel and function so you can concentrate on your shots instead of a stiff, factory trigger pull. Sear engagement point behind the hammer provides added leverage for a clean-breaking, 2, 3, or 4 lb. pull weight. Sear and disconnector engagement, overtravel and safety movement adjustments allow fine-tuning for ultimate crispness and less stress on parts. Engagement surfaces are precision-ground and honed to minimize drag, then heat-treated to prevent wear. Includes hard striking, low mass hammer to reduce locktime.
Jard AR-10 LR-308 AR Trigger
IRON RIDGE ARMS MODEL GII AR TRIGGER
I have no information or experience with these triggers. You can read more about the triggers at the Iron Ridge website.
Heavy Duty Trigger Replacement For AR Type .308 & AR Rifles
The Iron Ridge Arms Model II AR Trigger is manufactured as a heavy duty replacement for the ArmaLite AR-10, DPMS, LAR 308 and standard AR-15 designs. This trigger features a wide finger pad, dual springs and is manufactured from fully hardened A2 steel. It also features a 4-4.5 pound factory trigger pull.
IRON RIDGE ARMS MODEL GII AR TRIGGER
Chip McCormick CMC Tactical Trigger for AR-15 and AR-10 Rifles
CMC Tactical Trigger
Chip McCormick Corp is pleased to announce the re-introduction for 2010 of our dual patented, true drop in Tactical Flat Trigger Group. Breaks at a crisp 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 lb. pull weight. The CMC Tactical Trigger is my go to modular drop-in trigger when my budget does not permit a Pact American Trigger SR Gold.