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#6881274 - 09/07/17 02:44 PM Drop in Trigger for AR
TX_LT230FH Offline
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I recently picked up a Radical Firearms 6.5 Grendel. The thing shoots great, but the trigger is less-than-stellar. What's the best, reasonably priced replacement trigger that doesn't take a NASA engineer to put in?
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#6881284 - 09/07/17 03:00 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
CMC is a very nice trigger and takes less than 5 min to install. Price is around 170.
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#6881298 - 09/07/17 03:15 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
CMC is a very nice trigger and takes less than 5 min to install. Price is around 170.


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#6881423 - 09/07/17 05:48 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
MoTex Online   content
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Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 446
Loc: Allen Texas
I've used CMC and Timney. Both are good CMC a little better priced.

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#6881452 - 09/07/17 06:37 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 12/03/16
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Loc: New Braunfels, TX
Installed a POF trigger in my last build and have been very happy with it:

https://pof-usa.com/product-category/upgrades-accessories/triggers/

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#6881477 - 09/07/17 07:12 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Stratgolfer Offline
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Registered: 08/15/13
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I'm an idiot and installed a CMC drop in trigger in about 15 minutes. Went from 7-8 lbs to 3.5.
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#6881510 - 09/07/17 07:57 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Geiselle beats all those listed so far

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#6881518 - 09/07/17 08:05 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
68A Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
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CMC

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#6881548 - 09/07/17 08:33 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: Brother in-law]
MacDaddy21 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Geiselle beats all those listed so far


Yup. Geissele SSA-E, or SD-E if you want a flat trigger.

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#6881557 - 09/07/17 08:49 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Sigmund Offline
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Registered: 12/15/15
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I just installed a Geissele SSA-E in an AR-10, it's a really nice trigger. If it's in your budget, it would be the first one I recommend.

For the money, I would get a rock river over the CMC. IMO the CMC is not worth $50-80 more than the RRA.

If you can wait for them to build one, I've heard the LaRue MBT triggers are very good as well.

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#6881644 - 09/07/17 09:53 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
TX_LT230FH Offline
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Ordered a CMC. Watched a few YouTube videos. Looks like you have to remove the handgrip?
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#6881661 - 09/07/17 10:05 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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I use POF triggers and have been very happy.

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#6881685 - 09/07/17 10:29 PM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Kevin1 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/11
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Loc: Allen Tx
What do you think about RRA triggers?

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#6881742 - 09/08/17 02:07 AM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Toxarch Offline
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Registered: 03/09/11
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Loc: Parker County
CMC is alright. Rise is nice. Quite a few drop-ins available.
Geissele is nice but it's not a drop-in trigger if that is what you want. I have two Geissele SSA-E triggers and I don't think they are really worth the extra cost.
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#6881743 - 09/08/17 02:09 AM Re: Drop in Trigger for AR [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Toxarch Offline
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Originally Posted By: TX_LT230FH
Ordered a CMC. Watched a few YouTube videos. Looks like you have to remove the handgrip?

Yes, you have to remove the grip with a long allen wrench. There's a spring and detent that needs to be removed so you can remove the safety selector to swap out the trigger. It's not hard.
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