RISE Armament Debuts $99 Trigger Group

Tom R
by Tom R

I had the pleasure of reviewing RISE Armament’s single stage 535 Advanced Performance Trigger, and it is the trigger that I currently run on my 3-Gun Rifle. RISE is introducing their new offering, the Black Fallout RA-140 Super Sporting Trigger (SST).

A sector of the market has been underserved. Until now, there wasn’t a quality trigger group available around the $100 price point,” says Chris Barger, president of RISE Armament. “The RA-140 performs as well as trigger groups that are double the cost. Now, no one has an excuse to use a mil-spec trigger.

The RA-140 SST is manufactured and assembled in RISE’s facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It is precision CNC machined from high-grade, heat-treated tool steel and aluminum. The entire trigger group is contained in an aluminum housing that is black 8625 hard coat anodized. It is a single-stage drop-in trigger group with a short reset and it rated to have a 3.5-pound pull weight. The trigger shoe is rounded, unlike the RA-535. For what it is worth, they manufacture to AS9100 aerospace requirements.

I am personally impressed with the quality of the products and I am definitely going to give this one a try on my next build. They state that it is “very easy to install with no fine-tuning needed” and I can attest that the RA-535 Advanced Performance Trigger was. They do recommend using KNS pins for the install, and they sent a kit with mine, though I ended up tensioning it with the internal set screws. It will be interesting to see if they come out with a rifle build using the RA-140 like they did with the RA-535.

The trigger will eventually retail for $119, but is currently available for an introductory price of $99. You can find out more information about this trigger at: http://www.risearmament.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=81

Tom R
Tom R

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 teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. 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.You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com or at https://thomasrader.com

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  • Marcus D. Marcus D. on Nov 25, 2015

    I've been waiting for trigger prices to fall, but they haven't. I have an ALG QMS, which is a clean breaking but heavy trigger and very short reset, but I would like a 4 lb trigger. this sounds a lot like the Velocity (which has been on my wish list, but retails for a bunch more).

  • JR300 JR300 on Nov 30, 2015

    So I bought one of these triggers and my honest opinion is that they're not bad but not that great either. The break has an odd feel to it...it's not a crisp break like the LaRue MBT-2S or most Geisseles. There is NO retention for the hammer/trigger pin so you have to use some sort of retained pin set (like the ones made by KNS). For $100 it's not bad but don't expect it to be as good as the MBT-2S or Geissele triggers.

    • Anthony Lombardo Anthony Lombardo on Dec 23, 2015

      @JR300 did you know there are 2 allen screws built in to the body that you can adjust once installed. they push against the receiver and apply pressure to the pins to keep them from walking (and they are super tight). i ordered the kns for mine as well, but found these after i made the order. i'll probably just return the kns pins as i was unable to walk the pins out even with a punch.