[SHOT 2016] RISE Armament RA-140 Trigger

RISE Armament RA-140 Trigger

RISE Armament of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, started out as a manufacturer of firearms parts for many of the gun makers in the industry. Over time, they began to see opportunities and they turned their manufacturing expertise and strict quality assurance to making their own parts. They now manufacture a range of components that includes barrels, compensators and flash hiders, bolt carrier groups, and trigger groups.

Their new RA-140 Super Sporting Trigger is a drop-in replacement for mil-spec trigger groups in most .308 and .223 AR-style guns. It’s designed to be a cost-effective upgrade to deliver high performance at a reasonable price.

The single stage RA-140 has a clean break and a short reset. It’s comfortable and has a 3.5 pound pull weight. The unit is housed in a hardcoat anodized aluminum housing and can be installed quickly and easily with no fine-tuning required.

The RISE Armament manufacturing facility is certified AS9100, a strict rating developed for aerospace manufacturers and much more stringent than typical firearms manufacturing standards. If for any reason a customer is not 100% completely satisfied, the RISE Armament warranty allows for returns in original condition even after being fired.

The RA-140 trigger has an MSRP of $129. Compare this to the $259 MSRP on their RA-535 Advanced Performance Trigger.

Shelby Murdoc

Murdoc is a freelancer who writes at various publications and web sites including Shooting Sports Retailer and GunPundit.com.


  • Doc Rader

    Yeah it is actually pretty nice. I’ll have a full review coming out in a couple of weeks.

  • Vitor Roma

    The price is really good compared to the competition. Triggers seem to be most expensive part of the gun per weight.

  • RICH

    As long as the quality is there one could never complain about the price ! ! It would be more reassuring to see how close to 3.5 pounds it actually is.

    • Sgt fish

      My gf got me one for Christmas. Only complaint is that you have to use KNS type pins so they don’t fall out. Most drop in triggers now have a way to tension it in against the pins so they don’t fall out. Luckily I got a smart girl that ordered KNS pins with it

      • Mack

        They have the timney style tension screws that use a 2mm hex set screw. KNS pins are not needed but do make things easier.