HiperFire Releases ECLipse Trigger

I’m a fan of HiperFire triggers so seeing one supposedly even better than the 24C I run in my competition rifle is highly intriguing. However, its an anticlimactic release, which is basically announcing the name change of the TarHeel 3-gun Special Edition trigger to the ECLipse.

Still, for a trigger to “eclipse” the performance of the 24C is no small feat, but seems to be from an engineering perspective, a simple answer… adding a nickel-based coating to decrease resistance and friction.

The ECLipse is available direct from HiperFire and through their distribution network. MSRP is listed at $275. For those looking for additional details on the trigger and a refreshingly honest history on its development can hit the video below.




Full Press Release Below:

October 7, 2015: HIPERFIRE Announces the Immediate Availability of the
HIPERTOUCH® ECLipse (ECL) AR Fire-Control Group (FCG). This FCG’s performance eclipses that of every other HIPERFIRE trigger product including the
24Competition. It was developed as part of a 3-gun match series promotion. That promotion just ended with the HIPERFIRE Rifle Challenge and the trigger can now sport a
new, more evocative name. HIPERFIRE didn’t think it could improve on the
24Competition product offering, but it did. Your trigger finger will feel the difference from
the 24C as a definite step up. It sports a Black adjustable HIPERSHOE and a Nickel
based enhanced plating exclusive to the ECL making the pull even smoother and more
responsive at an MSRP of $275. Please note that this and HIPERFIRE’s other trigger
offerings aren’t just for 3-gun, but to anyone who demands the best. For more information, visit hiperfire.com. HIPERFIRE has wholesale and OEM purchase programs.
HIGH PERFORMANCE FIREARMS LLC (d.b.a. HIPERFIRE®) is a Minnesota limited
liability company organized in 2011 to design, manufacture, and sell novel products into
the MSR marketplace that satisfy the unmet needs of the more demanding recreational
and professional shooter.

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.


  • thedonn007

    I am thinking about getting one of these, but I have been happy with my SD-3G so far.

    • Don

      Try one, you won’t be disappointed. I have four of them in my AR’s and they are the best trigger I’ve ever used.

      • thedonn007

        Will it work with a 9mm bolt, ramped, or not?

  • Marc

    So what exactly does it do different other than having more springs?

    • thedonn007

      Different then what?

      • Marc

        Than other trigger groups, take your pick.

        • BrandonAKsALot

          It allows the reliability of a heavy hammer strike for military primers while maintaining the light crisp pull of a high end trigger. It’s actually really simple physics and a pretty ingenious design. The large springs are on a different force vector than the standard springs that are in place and offer a rotational force, and in essence don’t affect the trigger pull, but will add force once the hammer moves off the sear.

    • supergun

      That was what I was thinking. Be nice to see a demo video. I get the impression that it fires faster than others?

      • OBlamo Binlyen

        I’ve got one of the variations, the way it’s designed, with the heaviest spring you have very light trigger pull, yeah weird but it’s the geometry. Darn little take up and virtually zero over travel. I suppose I could measure it but I double seriously it’s over .010″. I was curious so I abused the rifle a bit with it charged, smacking the sides, magazine and letting the stock hit concrete from about 3′ up. No bad things happened. These springs are so strong at if you can’t get a hard primer to go, it’ll never go.

        • supergun

          Thanks for the info. Excellent comment. What do you mean you can’t get a hard primer to go?