There are many critical components in an AR. Items like bolt-carrier groups, upper receivers, and handguards all play a role. They come together into one of the most popular firearm platforms in the U.S. But in all the parts and pieces, only one offers a direct interface between the gun and you: The trigger. This unsung hero sitting inside the lower receiver is the beginning of every fired shot. Every aspect of a shooter’s experience starts with the trigger. As you’ll learn, how the trigger is designed and built can impact everything from how fast an AR can fire to how accurate shooters can be with the platform, whether it’s an AR-15, a large-frame AR-10, or even a 9mm pistol-caliber carbine.

Picking an AR-15 Rifle Trigger

It’s no surprise the trigger is one of the most popular and important upgrades an AR owner can make to a rifle. On today’s market, there are plenty of trigger options, but it all depends on what you’re comfortable with.

The one word shooters around the world associate with RISE Armament is “trigger,” and when you see our options, you’ll understand why. We offer a number of top-rated aftermarket drop-in trigger options for your AR-10, AR-15, or PCC. Used by competition shooters, law enforcement, and more, RISE’s triggers are the most trusted options in the industry. Our builds prove themselves with each pull.

Our RA-535 is the trigger that started it all. Since then, we’ve added several new triggers to our lineup. The Rave 140 is available with either a curved trigger blade or a flat trigger blade, depending on your preference. Then there’s our top-of-the-line, super fast Blitz trigger, which comes in at less than $200. There are plenty of other options as well. So find a drop-in trigger that works best for your AR-15. Once you have, head over to our “how to install a trigger” tutorial page. After that, you’ll be all set to start shooting with your new RISE Armament trigger.