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Advanced Performance Trigger

The Ferrari of Triggers
You’ll stay on target easier and hit your follow-up shots faster than ever with the accuracy-improving RA-535 APT.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Lightning-Fast Reset
  • Virtually Zero Creep
  • Flawlessly Crisp Break
  • Pull Weight 3.5lbs.
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free 30-Day Returns


With a crazy-fast reset, nearly nonexistent over-travel, and a smoother, crisper, lighter trigger pull, the RISE Armament RA 535 Advanced Performance Trigger (APT) helps you fire more quickly and accurately. It’s highly regarded as the best of our triggers. Now available with a black trigger blade, the RA-535 APT will not only improve the performance of your rifle, but the look of it as well. The single-stage trigger group is easy to install. It also includes free anti-rotation pins.


“Overtravel is admirably short, making precision shooting easier.” – Joseph Von Benedikt, Guns & Ammo: Book of the AR-15

“I like its performance as much as I like its looks” – James Tarr, Shotgun News

“This is going to make life a lot easier.” – Tom Claycomb III, American Shooting Journal

“The best-looking trigger on the market performs as good as it looks.” – Joseph Von Benedikt, Guns & Ammo: Book of the AR-15

Key Features

  • Single-stage
  • 3.5-lb. pull weight
  • Unit weight: 2.3 oz.
  • Quick reset for faster response time between shots
  • Lightened trigger pull with super-crisp release to improve accuracy and increase target acquisition
  • Combines straight trigger functionality and comfort with curved control
  • Self-contained design makes it easy and quick to install with no fine-tuning needed
  • Anti-rotation pins included
  • Fits most 308 and .223 AR style platforms
  • Manufactured and assembled in our facility according to strict AS9100 aerospace requirements, which are more stringent than standard gun manufacturing requirements
  • Quality-assured with high-tech inspection equipment that can measure up to five decimal places—two beyond the standard and far more precise than the human eye can detect
  • Precision CNC machined from high-grade, heat-treated tool steel and aluminum
  • Contained in RISE Armament’s signature bright red 8625 hardcoat anodized aluminum housing
  • To view installation instructions, watch our tutorial here or read our tutorial here
  • Our products are backed by a lifetime guarantee. If you have any issues with a RISE Armament product, please email us at [email protected].
  • The set screws in the housing should be used with any trigger pins
  • Note: The center set screw should not be tampered with. Any attempts to modify the trigger will void the warranty.
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,293,385


Best of SHOT Show. Recommend by World Class Competitors.

RISE Armament’s RA-535 Advanced-Performance Trigger (APT) has a lightning-fast reset, practically no overtravel, and a silky-smooth, crisper, lighter trigger pull that’s sure to help anyone fire more quickly and accurately. This amazing trigger is easy to install, and it looks just as sharp as it shoots.

Experience Nickel Teflon®

The RA-535 APT’s internal parts are coated with premium Nickle Teflon. The nickel coating provides hard surface protection over the hardened steel, and the Teflon provides a non-stick, slippery surface.

Skeltonize for 2.3oz

Nickle Teflon for a non-stick premium performance

Corrosion and Wear Resistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this come with everything needed to complete the install?

Yes, the RA-535 comes with upgraded KNS Pins which has everything needed to complete the install.

Will this trigger work with 45 degree safety selectors?

Yes, our triggers are compatible with 45 degree safety selectors.

What calibers are the RA-535 APT compatible with?

Yes, our triggers will work in .308, .223/5.56, 300-BO and all AR platform calibers.

Customer Reviews

Based on 60 reviews








Trigger KING

I purchased a DDM4V7 for tactical competition and decided, at the advice of my gunsmith, Mr. Mike Brini, FPE to tryout the RA 535 APT. At our monthly competition I had one of the fastest times. I was very surprised at the incredible smoothness of the trigger and even OUTSTANDING reset. Perhaps the best part of the trigger is its low profile, and quick reset that allows me to better control my control pairs with greater precision.The RA 535 is the best trigger I have ever used in an M4, and all my other M4’s triggers will be replaced by the RA 535. Thanks for making an awesome product!


David Powers

The Rise “ra535”

The “ra535” is TOP NOTCH! So light and crisp.



5 stars for the reset

Re-set is amazing triger breaks crisply but there is definitely some take up movement when u first start squeezing the trigger i really don’t like that part, but once you get past that part it’s pretty good


Rich Frye

535 Awesomeness

So I just installed a 535 in my custom .308 rifle and all I can say is that it’s amazing. Crisp break and the reset is crazy awesome. Love this trigger


Country Boy

RA-535 for Ruger 556 medium heavy barrel version.

Install was a breeze and I used the anti rotation pins supplied. This trigger is absolutely marvelous. Highly recommend it. Beats hell out of the OE Ruger mil-spec trigger the Ruger 556 came with.

Next to see if the other RA-535 I purchased as well as the Rise ICONIC fits a Springfield Armory Saint Victor AR-10 chambered in .30/7.62x51mm. Will find out tomorrow afternoon. Will report back.