At SHOT Show 2015, I ran across a couple of drop-in AR-15 triggers that I don’t believe I had seen before. One was RISE Armament’s RA-535, and the other was KE Arms’ Drop-In Trigger. Both are on the way for reviews, and will be great to compare against the Elftmann Tactical ELF Match Trigger, the Velocity Triggers Velocity AR-15 Trigger, and the CMC Triggers Standard Trigger in 3.5 lb flavor that I’ve already been playing with. I’ve put a lot of rounds through the ELF unit in particular now and will be writing up the review on it in a couple of weeks. A “teaser” video, plus photos of all of the triggers mentioned here, follow. . .
So without ruining the forthcoming review, I’ve been super happy with the ELF trigger. Details will come in the review, but at a high level some of the cool features are needle bearings in the trigger and hammer pivots, half-cock notch for increased drop safety, set screw for adjusting trigger pull weight from 2.5 to 4 lbs, full-power hammer spring, very easily and quickly swappable hammers and trigger shoes, set screws for tensioning it in your receiver, and more. Straight trigger, curved trigger, solid or skeletonized hammer…lots of options.
I haven’t pulled the trigger on the other players as much, but I shall, and reviews followed possibly by a direct comparo “shootout” will follow. Speaking of shootouts, we also picked up a RISE RA-701 Compensator for the next installment of the AR-15 muzzle brake shootout. For now, please enjoy the following stock pics of all of these drop-in trigger options: