A Look Inside Geissele Manufacturing

Alan Lardieri goes inside Geissele and talks to Bill Geissele about their triggers and how other trigger systems work. Then they go on to showcase their sister company, ALG Defense. It is owned by Bill’s wife and they make mag wells for gen 3 glocks, free float handguards and an optic mount for glocks.

Nicholas C

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  • dp

    “… sister company….owned by wife”. That’s pretty revealing piece of journalism. I’d be careful (lawyers are ready to go at any time) suggesting that owner (may have) married his own sister.

    • Nicholas C

      Perhaps you are reading too literal.

      sister company:

      A company which is owned by the same parent company as another company. One parent company can have one or many subsidiaries, which all are sister companies to each other.

      • dp

        Literal? Oh yeaah, for sure. That’s the essence of being.
        Do not take me as being picky; you do your story and I am sure you do it the best you can. Nothing personal; it’s just playing words.

  • Stan Darsh

    Dosen’t ALG also make AR15 triggers? What, besides the price, is different between the two?

    • HSR47

      ALG makes mil-spec style (they look like the triggers that come in standard lower parts kits) triggers; IIRC, the only difference between the ACT and QMS is that one has coatings applied to the hammer/trigger/disconnector, and the other does not.

      While I’ve never played with either ALG trigger, I have used plenty Geissele triggers. On the whole, they’re all excellent. On the budget end, they now have low-cost variants of the SSA, SSA-E, and S3G.