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 help@risearmament.com.
  • 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. Recommended by World Class Competitors

The RA-535 APT, A.K.A. the Ferrari of Triggers, was the first product to launch under the RISE Armament brand. Revealed at SHOT Show 2015, it turned the trigger market on its head. It was recognized in multiple publications as one of the top products from that show.

Experience Nickel Teflon®

The RA-535 APT’s internal parts are coated with Nickel Teflon®. The coating leads to improved performance and protection that gets smoother the more it’s used.

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 APT includes everything needed, including anti-rotation pins, needed to install the trigger.

Will this trigger work with a 45-degree safety selector?

Yes, all RISE Triggers will work with a 45-degree safety selector.

What calibers are the RA-535 APT compatible with?

The RA-535 APT will fit into any mil-spec AR lower and work with .223/5.56, 300 BLK, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, and other AR platform calibers.

Customer Reviews

Based on 84 reviews







Robert Ryan

Smooth Pull

Installed RA trigger on my AR 15 build and ran about 100 pills through it. Smooth as hell. Very nice pull with little effort. Definitely recommend


Richard McCreadie

Great feeling Trigger

This is a great trigger. Easy install. Crisp pull and reset is unmistakable. Will be shooting this week with the new trigger installed. Can’t wait.


Timothy J Bitsack

Have not used it yet

Installed and going to thr range in 2 days.


Douglas myers

535 trigger

Excellent feeling trigger, much better than the stock trigger the rifle comes with haven’t had the chance to put it to use as of yet but, using it with dummy rounds it feels, very crisp and sharp. Only complaint I have is that when installing the trigger pin in the assembly itself took some effort but once that was taken care of the rest was a breeze all in all couldn’t ask for a better upgrade for my ar


Patrick Saunders

Freaky quick reset

3 of my AR’s (5.56) have the 535 installed and are absolutely amazing triggers!! And two my AR9’s have the Rave PCC triggers. And those take an enormous amount of abuse due to being blowback BCG’s and are flawless in function too!