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LaRue Tactical, a high-end manufacturer of resetting target systems, Quick-Detachable optic mounts and AR precision rifles, began producing their own 2-stage trigger design in 2015. Named the MBT-2S, the new LaRue trigger kit is made for the AR-15 and AR-10 style lower receivers (standard small pins only, no weird old-school Colt size). During the last Black Friday, LaRue was selling the MBT-2S trigger at a promotional price of just $125 instead of the regular retail price of $199. That deal was extended a little bit into the Christmas season until the stock ran out. I received my sample during the 2015 holiday season. However, due to the popularity of the MBT-2S trigger, many didn’t receive theirs until months later. So, how’s the new LaRue MBT-2S trigger comparing to other popular 2-stage triggers? After few months of using it, I would say that the LaRue MBT-2S is a very nice trigger upgrade and well-worth the money.

Review: LaRue MBT Trigger

My LaRue MBT-2S trigger kit arrived in the typical LaRue packaging fashion, which included a bunch of extra goodies like a bottle of their famous “Dillo Dust” Texas dry rub seasoning, a couple of nice LaRue bumper stickers and a LaRue hat. The MBT-2S trigger itself comes in a foam-packed tin can with a glass top lid.  It’s quit a bit nicer than the utilitarian small plastic bag that most of other aftermarket triggers arrive in. The LaRue MBT-2S spec said the pull weight is 4.5 pounds (2.5 lb first stage and 2 lb second stage). My copy breaks at just 4.1 pounds (measured with a Brownells trigger pull gauge). For those that prefer a heavier trigger-pull, LaRue includes a 2nd trigger spring which will provide a heavier 6-pound pull weight.

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