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Old June 14, 2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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trigger pull weight ?

I want to order a timmy trigger for my AR 15 but don't know what lb pull would be best. I shoot it at the range only, it is not used for home defense or anything else. What lb would you guys recommend ?
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Old June 14, 2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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The classic weight for AR's and other service rifles is 4.5lbs. This insures safe operation and limited opportunity for doubling. Lighter weights are obtainable but are usually best left to serious match rifles.
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Old June 14, 2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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I've never had any discussions with any of my ARs about how serious they are, but I do have JP triggers in two of them. If the engagement is properly set, they don't double. My JP triggers pull @ 2.5# and 3#. I do have a RRA NM trigger in one of my ARs that pulls @ 4.5#.
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Old June 14, 2012, 08:34 PM   #4
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I put the 3# Timney single stage in mine-great trigger

Replacing the mil spec heavy/gritty trigger with this made the gun so much more fun to shoot!

Have 3 Timney's and really can't imagine my being able to tell the difference between them and any trigger that's more expensive.....excellent IMO
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Old June 14, 2012, 08:38 PM   #5
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I just installed the Timney 3lb Skeletonized trigger and I think its great for target shooting I am glad I chose it over the 4lb trigger. A 3lb trigger is not unsafe on a AR unless you just smashed your trigger finger with a 3lb hammer......lol
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Old June 15, 2012, 05:34 AM   #6
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The lb pull on my current trigger is not too heavy for me, but the creep or travel is the problem. The trigger just moves too much before the rifle goes off. This is on an AR 15.
Is there any way to lessen the creep without adding a new trigger ?
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Old June 15, 2012, 05:36 AM   #7
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You have a 4.5lb minimum for Service Rifle competition. You can go lower and still have safety and reliability. I like my long range rifles to be around 3lbs and the rest are 4.5lbs or higher.

If you have a two stage and set it at 3lbs for the first stage and 4.5 for the second, it feels like a 1.5lb trigger to your finger.


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The trigger just moves too much before the rifle goes off. This is on an AR 15.
Is there any way to lessen the creep without adding a new trigger ?
You can add a set screw to the grip hole to limit the over travel. Google it and you can find DIY info.
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Old June 15, 2012, 06:30 AM   #8
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You can add a set screw to the grip hole to limit the over travel. Google it and you can find DIY info.
It's called "The .50 cent AR trigger job" a quick google search will produce it.

http://www.junkyardgenius.com/firearms/ar-15/ar08.html
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Old June 16, 2012, 04:49 PM   #9
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I have the 3lb timney trigger skeletonized and it allows me to shoot fast. Pricey but quality.
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