KE Arms SLT-1 Sear Link Technology Trigger

KE Arms, producer of the DMR Trigger, has licensed the manufacturing and distribution rights for the patent pending Sear Link Technology trigger system from M&M Manufacturing. Before this release, the SLT-1 was tested with tens of thousands of rounds in traditional 5.56 AR platforms, .308 AR platforms, 9mm AR pattern blow back carbines, and the SIG MPX.

The SLT-1 has more efficient energy transfer since there is no disconnector for the hammer to drive through, creating a more efficient cycle due to the bolt simply pushing the hammer out of the way as the gun fires. Additionally, forces of the bolt on the hammer are not transmitted into any other components of the trigger assembly, and constant sear engagement against the hammer means the trigger is always ready to reset and fire. This also improves longevity since there is no impact on the internal moving parts. Reliability is improved because all of the moving parts are sealed in the underside of the housing making it less susceptible to fouling and debris.

Installation is simple–the trigger simply drops into a mil-spec fire control pocket and is retained with standard fire control pins captured by springs inside the housing bushings.

Due to the unique geometry of the trigger, the safety can always be applied regardless of the hammer being down or cocked. When used appropriately this adds another level of safety to administrative handling and clearing of malfunctions.

And…KE Arms is also offering a limited time deal. KE Arms Ambi-Selectors will be included with all orders direct from KE Arms. If you purchase an SLT-1 from an authorized retailer during this time, you will receive a voucher for a free ambi-selector in the package.

Here is a great video by InRange TV:

All components are made and assembled in the USA. Introductory MSRP of $199.95, find out more at:

I received one of these triggers for review, so be on the lookout for that in the next few weeks!

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


  • JumpIf NotZero

    Fairly interesting. Other people can get in line though. I doubt it’ll replace all my SSA triggers, but the idea is at least a little novel.

  • FOC Ewe

    Might be interesting to compare it to a tuned JP single stage. Personally, I like the idea of being able to safe a rifle with the hammer down.

  • Independent George

    The thing I wonder about is how easy is it to clean the inside of the trigger housing should debris manage to get caught there? Still, that looks really slick, and I’m glad to see some actual innovation in the industry.

  • USMC03Vet

    Ribbed for the shooter’s pleasure?

  • marine6680

    I was thinking it must work with a similar concept as a Sig P320 trigger, and after watching the video, I was right.

    The act of pulling the trigger also disconnects it. The sear is a separate piece that is spring loaded, and holds the hammer until you release the trigger.

    While all the talk of reducing stress, is a little dubious in usefulness… The safety engaging with hammer down, and the lower susceptibility of the trigger to debris is a good thing.

  • Rogertc1

    It is a fair price. I like it.