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. 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.

Do you have any video instructions on the installation?

Customer Reviews

Based on 91 reviews







Carmine Bonito


This trigger has completely transformed my rifle. It’s a super precision piece of very high quality. Super quick reset, almost no noticeable takeup and it breaks perfectly. Big solid hammer too. It mounts as solidly in your receiver with the lock screws. The anti-walk pins are a great addition. My accuracy has improved quite a bit by not trying to wrestle with a milspec trigger anymore. And just look at it…the quality is top notch and this is a lifer part.. I’m going to put one in my new rifle as well.

Thank You Guys!


James Newman

The best trigger I own !!

I think this trigger is awesome !! I own two and probably will buy a third ! 😎


William Rivera

RA 535

I love this trigger I have 2 in different AR’s. I’m going to order another one for my pistol AR 15 . These triggers are so crisp and smooth .


Alvin Merritt

RA 535

Great trigger good quality and good price


Chris Burgess


Extremely crisp, great reset, awesome trigger