The Blackhawk! brand is synonymous with good quality holsters, tactical gear, and modern sporting rifle accessories. A new feather they can stick in their cap is AR-15/AR-10 replacement triggers as they introduce the AR Blaze SSD Trigger.
There are lots of replacement AR triggers on the market from good brands like Rifle Basix, Geissele, and CMC Triggers to name a few. So how does Blackhawk! believe they can compete in this diluted market of AR triggers?… Or maybe the better question to ask is at what price-point?…
Most replacement AR triggers are pretty expensive. The quality and product you get is unquestionably good, but its simply too expensive for a lot of consumers. The Blackhawk! AR Blaze SSD (Single-Stage Duty) Triggers will come in at an MSRP of $99.95. Being under the $100.00 price-point will make it affordable for a lot of AR owners.
Blackhawk! explains what will set apart their trigger from competitors:
The BLACKHAWK!® AR Blaze Triggers are a premium upgrade for AR15/
AR10 firearms. Exclusive surface technology permanently locks in polished
sear surfaces. Through our patent-pending process, boron is super
concentrated into the surface of the steel. The thermomolecular transfer of
boron creates a forever-smooth pull and crisp break, while dramatically
reducing creep. Accuracy and reliability of any AR15/AR10 is improved,
while maintaining the safety of the standard Mil-Spec geometry. Requires
no grease or lubrication for operation.
With a finish that requires no lube and is true to Mil-Spec standards, Blackhawk! may have a winner. Since the MSRP is normally high relative to in store prices, you may find this trigger in the $70-$90 range. Below is the official Blackhawk! press sheet for the new AR Blaze SSD Trigger.
Hopefully we will be seeing the AR Blaze SSD Trigger in stores some time this summer. The Blackhawk! press release is dated June 1st, 2016, but no definitive ship date has been stated so far.