CMC AK Elite Triggers

    CMC AK Elite triggers are already available on CMC Triggers website. They come in three different trigger shoe types: flat, curved (AR-style) and traditional AK type. All the three versions are offered either with 3.5 lb or 4.5 lb trigger pull weights. These options don’t affect the price. No matter what configuration you choose, the MSRP is $225.




    Traditional AK

    These are drop-in single stage triggers and as you can see they are self-contained in a separate chassis. So in order to install them, all you need is to disassemble your AK’s trigger group keeping only the safety selector lever, axis pins and the pin retaining plate or spring. Then just drop the CMC assembly inside the receiver and secure it with the pins. You can also use the provided tensioning set screws to tighten the whole assembly against the trigger housing rivets. Except being convenient to install, this trigger should save a lot of time and hassle when cleaning the gun. So it will take only popping the pins and you have all the clockwork removed and handy to clean or examine.

    The housing of the AK Elite trigger is made of 7075-T6 aluminum and the actual trigger group components are made of 8620 alloy steel and S7 tool steel. All steel parts are also hardened to 60 Rockwell hardness.

    It would be good to see those kinds of trigger manufacturers to make some sort of built-in axis pin retention. That would give a better solution to the debate of whether retention plates or springs to use.

    Hrachya H

    Managing Editor

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