About two years ago, I reviewed the excellent
Timney drop-in trigger/hammer unit for the
AR-15 rifle. It is a very easy to install, precise trigger
for a rifle that really needs an improved trigger. Timney has
been in the trigger business for many years, and makes triggers
for most popular bolt action rifles, but their AR-15 trigger,
along with the trigger/hammer unit for the AR-10 rifle shown
here, are badly-needed improvements to these excellent rifles.
The AR series of rifles are built for
fighting, and in that role they do quite well. However, more and
more shooters are taking these rifles to the firing line at
competitive matches, and into the hunting fields, and in this
role, the AR needs a better trigger. The new AR-10 unit does
everything for the AR-10 that their earlier trigger did for the
AR-15; that is, giving a fine rifle a much improved trigger
A better trigger helps a shooter to get the
best accuracy from his rifle, and these Timney units are readily
available and easy to install. I detailed
the trigger installation in the previous review, so I
won’t plow the same ground here, but will just hit the high
The Timney unit easily drops into the lower
receiver of your AR-10. Reinstalling the trigger and hammer
pins, and tightening two set screws completes the installation,
except for adding two lock screws atop the set screws.
I have a DPMS
LRT-SASS .308 AR that is the most accurate rifle that I have
ever fired. I have a witness that saw me continually shoot into
one slightly ragged hole at 200 yards with that rifle, despite
it having a less-than-perfect trigger. That is one fine-shooting
weapon, especially considering that it was me pulling that
trigger. I am no benchrest shooter, am not competitive in any
shooting sports, and am pretty much an average shooter. I do use
good equipment, and the best shooting rests that I can find (www.targetshooting.com),
but that DPMS rifle will really shoot!
Adding the Timney trigger to this rifle
completed the package, making a really fine rifle into a perfect
Check out the entire line of Timney triggers
online at www.timneytriggers.com.
Timney trigger installation perfected a fine rifle.
Trigger pull on Jeff's sample measured just
over three pounds, nine ounces.
Jeff likes to use a dab of grease to hold the top
set-screws to Allen wrench.
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