Double Tap Trigger – Affordable Pull/Release Trigger

Double Tap Arms is making a pull/release for only $200. No they are not the ones who make the Double Tap pistol. Some of you may be familiar with the Fostech Echo trigger or the Franklin Armory Binary Trigger. Both of those are a three position trigger but they are around $500. The Echo requires the use of their proprietary BCG.

The Double Tap Trigger is a simpler version of those triggers. It does not have a single shot mode. It is only safe and pull/release.

They have three triggers available. MP15-22, MPX, and AR15.



Double Tap Trigger S&W 15-22 50rd drum @warthogzinc

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If you check out their Instagram page, they are working on a pull/release trigger for the AK.

Shooting the AK! Not ready yet.

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As I said above, their triggers are only $200. Not bad. You could buy two of them for the price of an Echo or BFSIII. If you are ok with only having pull/release then this looks like an affordable option.

Go to for more info.

FYI: Franklin released a a video cautioning people about modifying triggers to become pull/release triggers. It is not known if the Double Tap Triggers are a modified trigger so do your due diligence and do some research.

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  • I like this a lot for a dedicated 15-22 build. $350 rifle, $200 Double Tap, and you have a .22 faux-subgun blaster for the price of a new Glock.

    The REAL question is, can they make one for the semi-auto American 180?

    • Joby

      How about a 10/22 version?

      • Pumpkin King XXIII

        How about a ps-90

        • Yesssssss please. That would be incredible.

        • noob

          Or a fiveseven pistol? Come to think if it, a pull release trigger would solve many of the criticisms leveled at holsterable machine pistols in thre handgun form factor.

      • Seems like the .22lr AR mags run more reliably then the 10/22 mags.

  • Flounder

    Nic…. Franklin armory released their video about THIS trigger…

    And there is a very conspicuous lack of ATF approval of this product which is just a modified mil spec trigger.

    • thedonn007

      I watched a “review” of this trigger, and they said it looked and felt like a mil-spec trigger. Also, I believe the only way to cancel a shot on release of the trigger is to drop the mag and eject the round. I would rather pay double for the BFS.

      • Rick O’Shay

        If I cannot control my ability to manage EVERY shot coming from my gun, it’s a no-go for me. Resorting to tactics like dropping mags and ejecting rounds is shady as all get out.

        • nova3930

          Not shady, just plain foolish. Controlling the discharge of a weapon should not be a too handed operation requiring disassembly….partial or otherwise…

    • RSG

      Yup. This is a fact. I made a post in the last TFB article, but was reluctant to name names.

  • Pilot

    No thanks. No single shot is a deal breaker for me. I want pull/release on fun range days, but not all the time. Dropping this cheaper option into my rifle turns it into a purely ammo wasting rifle I don’t need.

    • Nicholas C

      Or you put it in a spare rifle.

      • Cymond

        Yeah, but for the cost of a spare lower, you could have had the BFS instead.

      • FOC Ewe

        So basically this is a modern lightning link, so to speak.

  • Right now the Fostech is probably the best, because it has a stop (the reason they use a modified BCG, but the modification over a standard one is very minor) that prevents you from going too fast on the trigger and having the hammer ride the bolt back into battery, leaving the gun not cocked, requiring you to cycle the bolt manually.

    • PK

      I love how that “stop” amounts to an autosear/safety sear. If we could just have those in all semi-autos, out of battery discharges and having the hammer follow a bolt would both pretty much be gone for good.

  • demarcus

    Wake me up when a rpd version is available.

    • Aaron

      ak/ rpk is what i want

  • FWIW

    So it’s half the price for half the functionality, sounds like.

  • Ralph Napier
  • FOC Ewe

    A fire on release only FCG would be great on a precision rifle. Letting loose an aimed shot like a bow.

    Of course, YMMV and most folks want a bullet hose for yard ornaments.

    • Cymond

      Franklin Armory makes one, called the RFS if I recall correctly.

  • Leigh Rich

    I have a Gen 2 Franklin and the mentioned Double tap Trigger. They both work well. Franklin has a giggle switch. No the Double Tap Trigger is not a ground down disconnect. Yep, Its Legal & Available: Fire On Pull & Release Trigger. It’s not meant to slowly fire single rounds, it’s meant to fire double-taps. The second shot should be a quarter second after the first one. It doesn’t matter whether you’re using a traditional single-shot trigger or this bi-directional trigger, a double-tap is still a double-tap.
    There are other manufacturers of them. Fostech, Franklin, Double Tap, Liberty Gun Works, and one more new up start I can’t recall.