“Frictionless” Trigger for AR-15 Now Available for Pre-Order

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I, for one, am excited to see the previously mundane feature on modern sporting rifles getting a real boost. Companies like Geissele and Timney have and continue to do a great job at perfecting existing technology. Now, companies like HiperFire and now TriggerTech are re-thinking the fundamentals of how the trigger itself can operate.

TriggerTech’s latest claim is their upcoming “frictionless” trigger for the AR-15. The new design is now available for pre-order. The drop-in pack is adjustable from 2.5 to 5 lbs. The housing is 6061 aluminum and the trigger itself is 440C stainless steel. Target price is under $160.

Those interested can head over to TriggerTech here.

You can bet we will ask for one and review it thoroughly.

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Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • SirOliverHumperdink

    Still no way I’d shell out $160 for a trigger. Hell, I cringed when I bought a Wolff reduced tension trigger spring for $6.

    • iksnilol

      That’s called being cheap. 160 for a match (or close enough) trigger isn’t expensive.

      • SirOliverHumperdink

        Maybe so, but I’ve never used my rifle in a match. I’d like a better trigger, but the prices they (timny ect) get for a couple of simple parts is ridiculous in my ‘cheap’ book.

        • iksnilol

          There are some improved triggers in the 50-70 range. I have heard they aren’t bad. You can also do a trigger job on your stock trigger. There is always options. If you are handy with tools and good at following instruction you could try and polish up the trigger. It would be the cheapest option.

          You can also buy a trigger used, a RRA two stage is 120 new. Used you can get it much cheaper.

          Also, 6 dollars for one spring? I misread, I thought it was 6 dollars for a set of springs. Dayum. If it is any consolation, don’t check prices on magazines in Norway. We have something like 60-80 bucks for an AK mag (that’s steep even for a Bulgarian mag).

          • Marcus D.

            I have an ALG QMS (Quality Mil-Spec) single stage trigger that is stiff (7 lbs by my estimate) but very crisp, no creep at all. Paid $45. Worth it. I’ve seen the Velocity trigger reviewed, and although it is not as fine as the Elftman, it has an MSRP of $120 as I recall, and apparently can be found for around $100 from time to time. That’s a pretty good deal for a 3.5 lb trigger. The Timney, Elftmann and Geissele all go for around $250.

          • El Duderino

            I got my Geissele G2S for $145. Hard to find anything comparable at that price.

          • BryanS

            Quality Milspec? Military Intelligence? Government Frugality? Jumbo Shrimp?

        • El Duderino

          The only three parts that it really makes sense to spend serious $$$ on are the trigger, barrel, and optic. I laugh when I see an AR with a $300 billet matched set upper/lower, $180 handguard, $110 Harris bipod, $200 name-brand BUIS set, $200 buttstock, and a 7lb stock scratch-o-matic trigger.

          • Lauren Leigh Carlisle

            Right there with you man. There is just no good reason to spend as much on an upper or lower as some of these companies charge. You can get wonderful ones fairly cheaply these days if you look around. Spending all that money for a name on a non-moving part is completely pointless if you aren’t willing to spend the same money on things like triggers and optics that actually affect how accurately the firearm functions.

  • Don Ward

    Does it come with a 500 round case of .556 ammo with purchase?

    • Steve

      What kind of gun shoots .556? Is that new?

      • Don Ward

        Mistype a decimal point and the whole world goes crazy!!!!

        • The rest of the world

          Well, Steve goes crazy. Well, mentions it. The rest of the world couldn’t care less.

      • BaconLovingInfidel

        itty-bitty mini ARs; nanotechnology

    • raz-0

      Because nothing beats practice right? Except that to make a harder shot with a poor trigger requires substituting time, patience, and skill to make up for the trigger’s short comings.

      Learning to do it is a good thing. Relegating yourself to peak at that level due to some mantra that making due with a cheap trigger is some kind of moral high ground is just foolish. Even the military is trying to move away form the cheap stock mil-spec components to something new and better.

      <$160 is a solid price point if the trigger is decent.

      • John

        >Even the military is trying to move away form the cheap stock mil-spec components to something new and better.

        Or hopefully, making “mil-spec” actually mean “excellent quality that will live through the apocolypse”, rather than “made by the lowest bidder”.

    • El Duderino

      .556? Most folks just call that 28 gauge 🙂

  • iksnilol

    What do they mean by “frictionless”? How does that work?

    • raz-0

      Well if you click through enough of their site until you get to the youtube video and THEN wait through enough boring droning on by someone with a trustworthy accent, you find out that “frictionless” means they put a roller bearing between the trigger and the sear and then called the rolling resistance of hardened steel on hardened steel negligible. And viola, magically all the friction has been rounded to zero by marketing.

      Still, from the look of their basic mechanism, it could be a nice trigger. My main concern is they have only applied the mechanism to bolt action rifles and crossbows to date. Semi-auto is a significantly less forgiving application.

      • iksnilol

        What’s the worst that could happen? The gun going full auto? Pfft, like that will ever happen.

        • valorius

          The worst that could happen is that It could stop working.

          It is a neat concept though. Roller bearings are used in almost every kind of industrial application imaginable to reduce friction.

          • iksnilol

            Yup… that sounds worse than full auto. Hate the sound of a click when I expect a “BANG!”.

          • BryanS

            In this case though, they could of just used an impregnated nylon of some sort and gotten the same effect.

          • valorius

            personally, i would prefer a steel roller bearing over a nylon bearing surface. Steel roller bearings are very time proven, and are used in all kinds of precision and severe duty machinery, and they last a long time.

          • BryanS

            So are nylon bearings, for a few decades. In some cases, where your movment is less than a revolution, the bearing is a poor fit.

            Its one of the reasons that there is a growing number of people replacing the rear swing arm bearings on BMW bikes for impregnated plastics, because a normal bearing wears too quickly and costs too much as the application only sees maybe 8 degrees of movement.

          • valorius

            I will defer to you on this, you seem to know more about nylon aps than i do.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    It’s good to see more companies coming into the trigger market. Geissele and Timney have been the main players for a long time and some competition will do the market good. It’s probably the only part of the AR market that isn’t saturated right now.