New Hiperfire PHANTOM Triggers for AR15, PCC and MPX

Eric B
by Eric B

Just in time for a SHOT Show 2020 premiere HIgh PERformance FIREarms LLC (Hiperfire) release a new line of triggers. The new line is called PHANTOM and is planned to be available in March of this year.

I have tried one of the Hiperfire triggers in one of my previous builds, but it was a while ago. It had a pretty interesting design ( Hipertouch Competition).

Unfortunately, I won’t have the possibility to visit the Industry Day at the Range just before SHOT Show and try the Phantom triggers, but I’m sure someone from TFB will be there and let us know more.

Below you can see the Phantom line of triggers.

All 4 versions have an MSRP of $180, which should be fairly competitive for a drop-in trigger.

According to Hiperfire, the triggers are lightweight and offer a “hard hammer strike”, and LPS (Light Primer Strike) is history. Below you can read the full product release:

January 2020: HIPERFIRE Announces The PHANTOM™ Trigger Family.

HIPERFIRE’s customer base has clamored for an AR drop-in trigger that features the “feel” and hard-hitting hammers its triggers are known for.

Most aftermarket drop-ins are notorious for LPS, light primer strikes. To get the pull weight down, designers have compromised their hammer fall. Not so with the new PHANTOM line of triggers.

These drop-ins pull at around 2 lbs. and sport HIPERFIRE’s unique HIPERSHOE that now mounts onto a curved bow, not just straight.

The hammer strikes surpass SAAMI’s copper crusher spec and hit harder than MIL-spec M4/16 hammers.

Wow! The pull? It’s single stage. It’s short, sweet, and smooth as butter. That’s one reason we call it the PHANTOM, the “feel” is almost transparent to the shooter.

To top it all off, no PCC blowback violence can touch it. The four PHANTOM versions feature a hammer collision bumper. Its disconnector and disconnector spring are impact and crush protected.

Is it just for PCC? No way. It’s just an excellent trigger. Anyone can appreciate it shooting slow, fast, short-range, or for long-range precision, and on the move, it surpasses SAAMI’s rough handling specification.

Be the first to shoot it at Industry Day at the Range, the day before Shot Show 2020 at HIPERFIRE’s full-auto lane. See it, feel it, at HIPERFIRE’s Shot Show 2020 booth #3016. For more information, visit www.hiperfire.com.

And here are some of the details (known at this time) about each of the 4 different triggers.

I have not been able to find out what the difference is between the triggers, apart from the colors, curved or flat trigger and that one fits the SIG MPX.

PHANTOM

  • Drop-In Power
  • 2 lb Pull
  • MIL-Grade Hammer Strike, No LPS, Ever
  • H&M BLACKNITRIDE+™ Finish

    Exceptionally Smooth FeelEnhanced Corrosion ProtectionPolished Look

  • PCC Blowback Tough

    Hammer Collision BumperDisconnector Crash ProtectionDisconnector Spring Crush Protection

  • US Patents: 9052149, 9175917, 9696103, 10006733
  • Other US Patents Pending
  • Curved Trigger Bow with a Backbone™
  • HIPERSHOE® Finger Pad Revolution™

    Changes the Trigger Lever Length for Fine Weight AdjustmentChanges the Trigger Lever Length to Further Adjust Pre-TravelPosition Your Finger in the Same Place Every TimeReduces the Perception of Trigger Weight Still Further

  • PHANTOM GS

    PHANTOM RG

    For owners of the SIG Sauer MCX there is also an option:

    PHANTOM MCX

    • Drop-In Power for the SIG MCX
    • 2 lb Pull
    • MIL-Grade Hammer Strike, No LPS, Ever
    • H&M BLACKNITRIDE+™ Finish

      Exceptionally Smooth FeelEnhanced Corrosion ProtectionPolished Look

    • PCC Blowback Tough

      Hammer Collision BumperDisconnector Crash ProtectionDisconnector Spring Crush Protection

    • US Patents: 9052149, 9175917, 9696103, 10006733
    • Other US Patents Pending
  • Curved Trigger Bow with a Backbone™
  • HIPERSHOE® Finger Pad Revolution™

    Changes the Trigger Lever Length for Fine Weight AdjustmentChanges the Trigger Lever Length to Further Adjust Pre-TravelPosition Your Finger in the Same Place Every TimeReduces the Perception of Trigger Weight Still Further

  • Below is a YouTube video of the triggers:

    The PHANTOM Family of HIPERFIRE triggers comes to Shot Show 2020 booth #3016. The day before Shot, participate in the live-fire demo at Industry Day at the Range. This drop-in runs on all cylinders.

    About Hiperfire

    HIGH PERFORMANCE FIREARMS LLC (d.b.a. HIPERFIRE) is a Minnesota limited liability company organized in 2011. It designs, manufactures, and sells novel products into the MSR marketplace to satisfy the unmet needs of the more demanding recreational and professional shooters.

    Hiperfire have promised more details in the coming weeks as we near SHOT Show and the sales release in March.

    Triggers are probably the most individual thing on a rifle. What do you think about the Hiperfire Phantom Series?

    Eric B
    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, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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    • CattyCakes CattyCakes on Jan 03, 2020

      I wonder why the 2 lb pull weight. Seems like they're cutting into their other trigger's (read Eclipse) market a bit with a cheaper and simpler alternative.

      That said, I own an Eclipse, love it, dropped Geissele for it, and will be interested to see what they say about the Phantom when it's released.

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      • Tom Tom on Jan 03, 2020

        @Aono That's part of the game, that marketing gets people to "upgrade".

    • Mig1nc Mig1nc on Jan 04, 2020

      Hmm... May finally be worth upgrading my MCX trigger from the Sig Match Lite Duo.

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