Welcome back to the 26th installment of my blog, in which I don’t claim to be an expert, in fact the opposite. I’m a new user to the AR platform and want to share my findings and experiences as I go through and build rifles as well as being the Operations Manager at Tyrant Designs.
Do you want to improve the usefulness of your AR-15? Would you like to know a simple upgrade which can significantly contribute to tighter groupings? Ladies, gentlemen, and the million other genders we have now, I give you the Trigger!
I’ve said it before, I respect all builds when it comes to the AR-15. That includes the sub $500 M&P Sport to the $2000 F-1 Firearms rifle, and everything in between. What I can not get on board with is spending money to upgrade your rifle and cheaping out on parts that will make it more effective.
“But Cory, what about paying for training?” Look at the title of the post please. Let’s stick to upgrades on the rifle itself. “Well then what about the optic?” That upgrade is only simple in terms of needing to make a single purchase, but it is a costly upgrade if you want quality. The trigger on the other hand can be much more reasonable.
Having a comfortable pistol grip, foregrip, and butt stock are important to maximize the effect of your shooting style. But these upgrades will not yield you tighter groupings, per se. A new trigger has the potential to do just that. I don’t think it matters what your skill level is, replacing your stock “mil-spec” trigger with a match grade trigger will always help the shooter.
We can all agree that nothing beats range time when it comes to being a better shooter. But you can significantly cut down on the time it takes to become a good shooter by having good quality parts that aren’t going to work against you. A “stacking” trigger can lead to bad groupings, do yourself a favor and buy yourself a match grade trigger. Single or Double stage depending on your preference and budget of course. You can buy a decent single stage AR-15 trigger for as low as $50 or as high as $200. Just know that 99% of the time you get get what you pay for.
Do you disagree with me even though I’m right? Let me know in the comments.