Top Ten Drop-in AR Triggers

Elftmann Tactical

ELF Service Trigger

Details: Aerospace-grade sealed needle bearings for smooth operation and pull. Pull weight may be adjusted without removing the trigger assembly from the receiver. Components constructed from wire EDM A2 tool steel captured in an aircraft-grade aluminum housing.

Max pull weight: 4-7 lbs

Action: Single stage

MSRP: $259



Impact AR

Details: Billet steel machined components captive in a lightweight aluminum alloy housing designed to drop into all Mil-Spec AR lowers. Hammer component produced via wire EDM from A2 tool steel and heat-treated to Rc 56-60 standards. Proprietary design to eliminate walk using existing pins. Lifetime warranty.

Max pull weight: 3 lbs

Action: Single stage

MSRP: $135



Two Stage Trigger

Details: Includes custom-fit KNS Precision anti-walk pins for both standard AR and POF USA ambidextrous lower receivers. Trigger, disconnect, and hammer components are wire EDM cut from American-made A2 tool steel. Components heat-treated and salt bath nitride finished. Pre-assembled in an anodized aluminum housing with rubber urethane feet.

Max pull weight: 4.5 lbs

Action: Two stage

MSRP: $200



AR15 (Diamond)

Details: Adjustable two-stage trigger available in four levels (Diamond, Adaptable, Competitive, Combat) for varying uses including 3 Gun, hunting, close-quarter engagement, home defense, and precision shooting. Components manufactured from 440C stainless with optional black PVD coating captured in anodized 7075 aluminum housing.

Max pull weight: 1.5-4.0 lbs

Action: Two stage

MSRP: $210



Single Stage Drop-in Trigger

Details: Critical sear-engagement surfaces produced with a proprietary machining process rendering superior dimensional control versus wire EDM (1-2 RMS vs. 32 RMS). CMC anti-walk pins included. Varying pull weights also available.

Max pull weight: 3.5 lbs

Action: Single stage

MSRP: $196


RISE Armament


Details: Features a “hybrid” trigger blade designed to offer the best aspects of both curved and flat designs. Engineered for zero take-up. Components fashioned from black nitride finished S7 tool steel in an anodized 6061 aluminum housing. Anti-walk pins included.

Max pull weight: 3.0-3.5 lbs

Action: Single stage

MSRP: $199


Velocity Precision Engineering

Classic AR Trigger (Curved)

Details: Components treated with ArmorLube DLC coating to eliminate the need for wet lubricants and maximize trigger durability and reliability. Pre-set factory pull weights available from 3 to 4.5 lbs (3-lb shown).

Max pull weight: 3 lbs

Action: Single stage

MSRP: $160



Hipertouch Genesis

Details: Engineered to replicate Mil-Spec take-up/pre-travel and exceptionally short over-travel, with tradmarked Soft-Start Lock-up for pre-ignition stability and a hard-hitting hammer to ignite all types of ammunition. Designed to provide a positive reset you can both feel and hear. 

Max pull weight: 2-2.5 lbs

Action: Single stage

MSRP: $200

James Madison Tactical

Saber Evo

Details: Electro-polished 17-4 stainless components including hammer, trigger, and disconnect. CNC-machined 7075-T6 aluminum housing. Design incorporates skeletonized curved trigger with a grooved forward section.

Max pull weight: 3.5-4.0 lbs

Action: Single stage

MSRP: $100


American Trigger Corporation

AR Gold Adjustable

Details: Designed to have the shortest reset among competing models. Engineered to be drop-safe. Used by competitive shooters including Jerry Miculeck and Daniel Horner. Factory pre-set 3.5-lb pull weight end-user adjustable. 30-day money-back guarantee.

Max pull weight: 3.5 lbs

Action: Single stage

MSRP: $279


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