Rifle Triggers & Parts
Pulling the trigger is the final and most crucial stage of the whole shooting process. It sets in motion the chain of reactions that results in a round being fired. As such, rifle triggers are essential elements that significantly impact the performance, safety, and overall shooting experience of firearms. Despite their similar looks, triggers for various firearms are not interchangeable. Rifle triggers are a separate category that boasts its own classification. The main opposition here is single-stage vs. two-stage triggers. AR 15 single-stage triggers are popular for their simple, crisp pull with no initial resistance, making them perfect for rapid-fire or competitive shooting. A two-stage trigger, on the other hand, is often preferred by precision shooters because of the initial stage of resistance before a clean break in the second stage. The debate between single-stage vs. two-stage triggers often comes down to personal preference and shooting style.
If you need more than a mere trigger, you might want to take a look at the trigger assembly, which includes all the parts that work together to fire the gun when the trigger is pulled. Those are most frequently sought after by AR-15 owners. There are also AR 15 trigger assembly kits available that include all the necessary parts for a complete trigger assembly upgrade.
Lastly, there are trigger guards, important for comfort and safety. They protect the trigger from accidental discharge while handling or transporting the firearm. Whether you're upgrading your current firearm or building a new one, Gritr Sports has you covered. We boast a wide selection of triggers and trigger assemblies, made by such brands as CMC Triggers, Timney Triggers, TriggerTech and others.
What is the difference between a single-stage and a two-stage trigger?
A single-stage trigger has a direct, consistent pull with no initial resistance, which allows for rapid response. A two-stage trigger, on the other hand, has an initial stage of resistance before a clean break in the second stage, offering a kind of 'warning' before the shot is fire
What is included in an AR 15 trigger assembly kit?
An AR 15 trigger assembly kit typically includes all the parts necessary for a complete trigger assembly upgrade. This generally includes the trigger, hammer, springs, pins, and sometimes additional parts like a trigger guard or adjustable trigger.
What is the purpose of a trigger guard?
A trigger guard is a safety feature that surrounds the trigger of a firearm to help prevent accidental discharge. It protects the trigger from being accidentally pressed when handling, storing, or transporting the firearm.