The trigger is our interface with a firearm. Length, weight, and feel of travel are some of the factors that shooters begin to develop a taste for. Some prefer slack, others not. Some want a short pull while others prefer weighted travel. Perhaps the only thing in common between shooters is the desire to tune their trigger to their liking.
The standard “GI” trigger that comes in most AR-15s and AR-10s is hardly a trigger to get excited about. Often having gritty travel up to a wall that feels like the rifle simply isn’t going to fire. There is lore ad nauseum as to why the standard trigger has these characteristics: none of it is relevant here. We’re focusing on is changing the parts. Fortunately it’s not a particularly complicated process.
With a simple punch, hammer, and about five minutes most triggers can be uninstalled and replaced. There are many tricks and techniques, and even a small assortment of specialized tools available. Keeping things basic the video below shows you how while installing a trigger from Jard Inc. If you are unfamiliar with Jard’s triggers that may be because those who use them don’t want you finding out their secret. They are the same company behind the genius of the J68 we covered earlier.
There are other ways of doing this, and those who do it frequently may have developed some tips and tricks. Share your tips and tricks in the comments below.