The Impact AR Trigger – Low cost from Timney

    The Trigger – probably one of the most important features on any firearm. A firearm with top components won’t be the same thing if the trigger is bad, and the same thing goes for bottom-end firearms.

    I’ve shot low-cost AR15s that would have been decent enough, if only the trigger had been built by other components than the ones collected from the ancient spare parts kit.

    I’ve heard proud first-time builders claim that “if I only shoot it a few thousand rounds the trigger will improve“.

    Well, I have a suggestion. There’s a cost (plus wear and time) involved in shooting those thousand rounds, and you’ll still have a poor trigger. Invest a little bit more in a trigger and you will probably save money in the long run.

    Now I haven’t had the possibility to try the brand new Impact AR Trigger from Timney, but it sounds like the MSRP of $150 might be one solution to the example above. I also like drop-in triggers.

    Here goes, in Timney Triggers’ own words:

    Timney has been asked for an AR trigger at a lower price without compromising on quality for budget-build AR’s. You asked, Timney listened. Introducing the Impact – the next trigger in the People’s Choice Line of Excellence from the craftsmen and women of The World’s Finest Trigger.

    Timney’s engineers figured out a way to machine the parts from billet steel (no skimping with metal injection molding or stamped, old-school parts), assemble the triggers, and still hand-test this trigger by our trigger technicians at a price that you asked for – $149.99

    The Impact will give you a crisp, clean, 3 pound break and will drop in to all Mil-Spec AR’s.

    All components are captive in the lightweight, aluminum alloy housing.

    Hammer is wire-EDM machined from S7 tool steel that combines hardness to resist wear with superior impact resistance to withstand heavy use without chipping or breaking. Other components are EDM cut from A2 tool steel, then heat treated to Rc 56-60 for long service life.

    Installs using your rifle’s original hammer/trigger pins, our proprietary design eliminates pin walkout.

    The secret to long-range accuracy? It all starts with an amazing trigger and this trigger, is truly amazing.

    The new Impact trigger is Timney’s latest overnight success – 73 years in the making.

    Timney Triggers’ line-up. Which kind of performance is enough for you?

    Here is a video about the product:

    Timney has been asked for an AR trigger at a lower price without compromising on quality for budget-build AR’s. You asked, Timney listened. Introducing the Impact – the next trigger in the People’s Choice Line of Excellence from the craftsmen and women of The World’s Finest Trigger.

    You can find more information and buy the Timney Trigger here.



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    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too. TCCC Certified medic.


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