Geissele Triggers really worth the money?

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    Question Geissele Triggers really worth the money?

    Are the Geissele triggers really worth the money over the mil-spec triggers? My use would/will be home defense & possibly some hunting.

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    Depends on who you ask.

    I have never pulled a mil spec trigger and recently finished my first complete lower with one of these:

    Rainier Arms™ | Browse | Trigger Groups | ALG Defense Combat Trigger - ACT

    It is from what I have read, a very nice middle of the road trigger, and made by one of Geissele's relatives. (Daughter I think?)

    Personally, I will probably never spend that kind of $$ on a Geissele, but I do very much enjoy my ACT. Incidentally, I got it in a PSA lower parts kit deal which cost me $70, so basically I paid for the trigger and got my LPK for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZacMan1987 View Post
    Depends on who you ask.

    I have never pulled a mil spec trigger and recently finished my first complete lower with one of these:

    Rainier Arms™ | Browse | Trigger Groups | ALG Defense Combat Trigger - ACT

    It is from what I have read, a very nice middle of the road trigger, and made by one of Geissele's relatives. (Daughter I think?)

    Personally, I will probably never spend that kind of $$ on a Geissele, but I do very much enjoy my ACT. Incidentally, I got it in a PSA lower parts kit deal which cost me $70, so basically I paid for the trigger and got my LPK for free.



    Awesome, thanks. I've been looking at those as well.

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    Not really. A very few may get some advantage from them but most no.
    Bragging rights mostly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Not really. A very few may get some advantage from them but most no.
    Bragging rights mostly
    Yea this is what I was thinking as well.

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    I installed one in my DPMS AR10. The difference, from the 9#+ original, was worth it to me.
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    I am about to fit an SSA-E to my Adams Arms AR15, just because I want a lighter trigger, so I will let you know. They are expensive, but hopefully I will never have to buy another trigger in my lifetime!! I have not tried the ALG, so cannot say how they will compare. As long as you are happy with the finished product, that is all that matters.

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    Dang near ANY after market trigger is going to be better than that stock AR trigger.

    I hear a lot of people badmouthing after markets triggers because of the expense and because they don't know what a good trigger is.
    Once they try it and see the difference, they believe.

    Its sort of like drinking a fine wine. Once you get used to it, that cheap stuff just doesn't do it for you anymore.
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    Yes they are if you want a precision gun, no they aren't for your needs. Get an ALG ACT trigger for your needs. They work just fine.

    I have both. Build to your mission and needs.

    You have seen my other with the Gieselle, here is the one with the ALG ACT



    This one has a single stage LWRC Nickel Boron.



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    Geissele or Timney is definitely needed in a precision AR. I put an SSA-E in my POF P308 and the Tier One Recce Complete lower I just purchased comes with a Timney match trigger and UBR stock.

    If your not doing any precision shooting then you are fine with your current trigger I guess.... Depends what your used to.

    Its like a BJ, you didn't know what you were missing until you got your first one... Haha
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    It depends on the application for your AR. If you're setting up a general range fun/HD/SHTF type of rifle, the answer is probably not. The average mil-spec trigger is going to be fine for that sort of stuff. Punching holes in paper with your RDS at 50 yards doesn't require a trigger upgrade. If you're planning on doing any precision shooting or have plans to do any hunting with your AR, then it's probably not a bad investment. Assuming you're a competent rifle shooter, it'll help tighten up your groups on 100+ yardage.
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    I have the Geissele SD-C in my Rainier Arms rifle and LOVE IT. I had the ALG Defense in it since that is what it came with but the SD-C was worth the money if you ask me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher67 View Post
    Are the Geissele triggers really worth the money over the mil-spec triggers? My use would/will be home defense & possibly some hunting.
    If you're after a well-made competition, combat, or job-specific trigger for the AR platform, Geissele, Wilson Combat, Timney, and CMC make the best ones on the market, in my (any many others') opinion. I have a rifle with a Geissele trigger, and it's an outstanding trigger. As for "worth it" that's in the finger of the owner. It really depends on if a Mil Spec trigger works fine for you, or if you want things like adjustable pull weight and break point in a silk-smooth trigger for things like precision shooting.
    This isn't so different as asking if a trigger job is a good idea for a Glock, or a stock trigger is any worse than a custom trigger for a 1911.
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    I was considering their SSA trigger and a LGS gunsmith asked me to bring my rifle in (it's a DDM4). The trigger was smooth and didn't hang-up anywhere, but did have a heavy trigger pull. He installed reduced weight spring kit (dropped the pull to ~4.5-5.0 lbs) for something like $25. It made a big difference. A two-stage trigger might be nice for match shooting, but for my needs it is more than adequate and much better than before. So, it might be worth trying something like this first (small investment that might provide what you want / need).
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