AP Customs Releases Rhino-Series Straight Triggers

I’m not sure how many more trigger manufacturers the market can bear, but latest to join the fray is AP Customs with their “Rhino Straight Series” of triggers, definitively oriented to the competition market. The triggers maintain the NiB coating of the Rhino Series and the addition of bushings to reduce rotational resistance. For those looking to laugh at marketing phrasing, they do include “ridiculously durable” chrome silicone springs.

The triggers are available now from Rhino for $264.95. 

Rhio Trigger


  • 3 pound pull weight (can be made 7 pound pull by changing the positioning of the hammer spring legs)
  • Crisp, single-stage trigger with a bit of pre-travel
  • Wire EDM’d out of hardened tool steel
  • Nickel Boron coated, which adds lubricity, durability, and makes it easy to clean
  • Utilizes ridiculously durable chrome silicon springs
  • Very positive reset
  • Includes anti-walk pins
  • Drop-in fit (doesn’t require a gunsmith fit)
  • Utilizes pin bushings for more consistent and smooth operation
  • Wide face adds to perception of lightness on the trigger pull

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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.

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


  • Marc

    I like the materials, but I’d rather see a 2-stage mechanism.

  • SCW

    Just what I’ve been waiting for! 3.5 ounces of “hardened tool steel” for $300.

    Will you accept U.S. dollars? I can’t give you my first born child b/c I don’t have one.

    • ClintTorres

      The trigger itself is only $65, the “ridiculously durable chrome silicon” springs and anti-walk pins make up the difference!

      • SCW

        That’s kind of hard to justify considering I just bought a chrome silicon buffer tube spring for my AR15 from Damage Industries for $10.

        Considering you can buy 18″ plates of 1/4 D2 tool steel for around $100, I’d say this item is a wee bit overpriced.

        • ClintTorres

          I’m just being sarcastic. It’s amazing to me how an Intel processor that took literally hundreds of millions of dollars to develop can be purchased for less than milled-out chunks of metal (i.e. – economies of scale amaze me).

          • SCW

            Just once I’d like to see a company publish a letter stating how they came up with the msrp of the item for sale.

            Maybe I’m just a cheap bastard, but I can’t understand why this or other aftermarket triggers should cost $300.

  • Giolli Joker

    Even when kind of obvious, I’d say that it wouldn’t hurt to specify the gun for which the accessory described is intended…

  • Treyh007

    Looks and sounds pretty good but for that kind of $$$….. Naa, I’ll keep my CMC triggers rolling.

  • Bill

    After hundreds of years, why did we decide we needed straight triggers? I think I’ll make one that curves backwards, and probably rake in millions of dollars. It’ll enable the trigger finger to smoothly “roll” over the trigger face as it’s pressed.

  • Marcus D.

    Over engineered, overpriced. Someday I’ll buy better, but my ALG sits right on the sear and hardly moves at all when pulled–I don’t think that I could possibly feel a reduction in “rotational resistance” by having a fancy bushing, nor do I suspect that it will ever wear out as long as I own it. I suspect that the “rotational resistance” s almost all in the springs and the sear, not the pivot pin. And quite frankly, I’d much rather have a drop in that I could pop out, spray clean, and pop right back in again, rather than fighting springs all the way. And that I could score for half this price.

  • cageordie

    No GI pattern semi auto trigger is worth $300, save near $200 and get the RRA trigger or another that moves the sear away from the pivot.

  • AJ1427

    Maybe I’m God’s gift to the shooting world, but I’ve never had much of a problem using GI triggers. There’s probably a thousand other ways I’d spend this money on firearms before I’d pay this much for so little material gain.