ShootingSight isn’t quite the brand name that Timney and Geissele are. As such, all of the positive reviews of its TAV-D TAVOR trigger pack — like mine from a couple weeks ago — are great, but there have still been quite a few questions about durability and reliability in adverse conditions. I figured I’d throw mine into the freezer for a couple days, then shoot it cold, shoot it soaked, and shoot it full of mud to see how it would hold up. Results above.
Two things worth mentioning that I forgot to state in the video:
- I’m shooting suppressed (you probably noticed). This actually matters because there have been [Timney] trigger failures due to the extra backpressure and more violent bolt carrier cycling. So, yes, the ShootingSight works fine with a suppressor.
- The ammo being used is Russian-made Silver Bear. This has hard primers and is one of the ammo types that the Timney replacement trigger could not fire reliably (light strikes about 40% of the time).