Go Back   SOCNET: The Special Operations Community Network > General Topics > Weapons

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30 August 2013, 22:22
The Fat Guy's Avatar
The Fat Guy The Fat Guy is offline
The Sagacious One
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pushing string down the hall
Posts: 13,116
Which Trigger for an Colt 6920

I bought a Colt 6920 for a song at WalMart. Unfortunately the trigger is for shit.

I have been looking at the Geissele triggers and have a Timney in my POF.

What say the experts of SOCNET?
__________________
No one will take better care of us, than us: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30 August 2013, 23:20
johnnylaw johnnylaw is offline
Wolverines!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tejas
Posts: 660
I don't claim to be an expert, but I would go with a Geissele. I have one in my 3 gun rifle and love it. The stock trigger in my 6920 work rifle has improved over time. My first impression was that it was awful with a shit ton of creep.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30 August 2013, 23:26
The Fat Guy's Avatar
The Fat Guy The Fat Guy is offline
The Sagacious One
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pushing string down the hall
Posts: 13,116
I spent the last few hours doing research on them. The owner has some informative (yet extremely boring) videos about these triggers. They seem like good kit.
__________________
No one will take better care of us, than us: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 31 August 2013, 00:22
iraqgunz's Avatar
iraqgunz iraqgunz is offline
Overseas Gunplumber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Warm and sunny Arizona
Posts: 5,890
If you want a good trigger that is still like MILSPEC and is cheap get the ALG QMS trigger. Its a nice clean 6 lbs. and I have them in 4 of my AR's.
__________________
"The Armies of our ancestors were lucky, in that they were not trailed by a second army of pencil pushers".

I have been to some armorer courses.

Owner- Semper Paratus Arms, LLC
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 31 August 2013, 00:22
EchoFiveMike's Avatar
EchoFiveMike EchoFiveMike is offline
Make a desert and call it peace.
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: back home, IVO chicago
Posts: 7,718
Geissele is good. Or you could send the original to John Holliger at White Oak Precision, but it will still be a single stage. S/F....Ken M
__________________
"If you remember nothing else about what Iím about to consider here, remember this: the one and only reason politicians, bureaucrats, and policemen want to take your weapons away from you is so that they can do things to you that they couldnít do if you still had your weapons."ó L. Neil Smith
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 31 August 2013, 00:41
Scotty's Avatar
Scotty Scotty is offline
I'm kind of a big deal
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Blocking Sneaky's access to my HOOLA Hoop
Posts: 5,640
Guess who is a Geissele dealer?
__________________
Some people call them "terrorists", these boys have simply been misguided
_____________________________________________
You know you smell badly when a hippy won't sit near you.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 31 August 2013, 00:52
AZ5326's Avatar
AZ5326 AZ5326 is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,612
My personal preference is the factory trigger for a fighting rifle. Too much to go wrong with the aftermarket triggers.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 31 August 2013, 00:55
B 2/75's Avatar
B 2/75 B 2/75 is online now
Old Scroll
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Black Mountains
Posts: 10,169
^ x2

Unless you're building a gun with which you'll be twerkin' coyotes at 400, I'd stick to the original setup. Polish up the bearing surfaces a tad... it'll be GOOD
__________________

.
"To the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee, for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee"
Melville / Captain Ahab
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 31 August 2013, 06:06
tooslow tooslow is offline
Morte et une dame
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Smokey Joe's Cafe
Posts: 3,235
My first impression with my Colt was that the trigger could be improved.
Over time, it seems to have smoothed out. I considered a replacement drop-in, but found that I was happy that I waited, instead.
__________________
'Living on the edge... of being banned from SOCNET'
Welcome to my family; do NOT make me kill you.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 31 August 2013, 07:10
SOTB's Avatar
SOTB SOTB is offline
Minus one, but more symmetrical....
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Clorox'ing the gene pool....
Posts: 33,024
In an AR; factory OEM trigger for guns that may shoot at someone....
__________________
Losing faith in humanity, one assclown at a time....
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 31 August 2013, 09:28
rubberneck rubberneck is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 537
Quote:
Originally Posted by iraqgunz View Post
If you want a good trigger that is still like MILSPEC and is cheap get the ALG QMS trigger. Its a nice clean 6 lbs. and I have them in 4 of my AR's.
I'll second this. It's made by Geissele for his wife's company ALG. What you get is a MILSPEC trigger without any of the grittiness because of the differential plating. Nicest MILSPEC trigger you'll ever see and at $45 it a steal.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 31 August 2013, 15:21
iraqgunz's Avatar
iraqgunz iraqgunz is offline
Overseas Gunplumber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Warm and sunny Arizona
Posts: 5,890
Colt fire control groups are made by Schmid. ALG= Amie Lynn Geiselle and they purchase their stuff from Schmid. So you get the same quality with a good clean function for a good Price. An original FCG can be sold on the market for 75.00-100 easily.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rubberneck View Post
I'll second this. It's made by Geissele for his wife's company ALG. What you get is a MILSPEC trigger without any of the grittiness because of the differential plating. Nicest MILSPEC trigger you'll ever see and at $45 it a steal.
__________________
"The Armies of our ancestors were lucky, in that they were not trailed by a second army of pencil pushers".

I have been to some armorer courses.

Owner- Semper Paratus Arms, LLC
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 31 August 2013, 18:36
Rough Raven's Avatar
Rough Raven Rough Raven is offline
Jane-of-All-Trades
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SoPA
Posts: 289
Geissele also has amazing customer service on top of a great product. Husband had a little issue when he got one to replace the trigger in our SCAR and called on a Thursday night, late, expecting to get a machine. A live person answered and stayed with him on the phone talking him through the steps. Super super nice people.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 2 September 2013, 10:20
HF0311 HF0311 is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 550
I have a Geissele SSA and a SD-C, both are top notch triggers, they are just as reliable as mil-spec and very smooth, with nice crisp resets. INMO, replacing a mil-spec trigger is probably the lowest priority when it comes to setting up a defensive gun, but if you already have a good optic, light, sling, you are shooting on a regular bases and can afford it then it is worth upgrading.

Last edited by HF0311; 2 September 2013 at 10:32.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 2 September 2013, 11:48
RGR.Montcalm's Avatar
RGR.Montcalm RGR.Montcalm is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clearing fields of fire
Posts: 10,632
Quote:
Originally Posted by B 2/75 View Post
^ x2

Unless you're building a gun with which you'll be twerkin' coyotes at 400, I'd stick to the original setup. Polish up the bearing surfaces a tad... it'll be GOOD
x 100. put some Dremel polishing compound on a hard flat surface (manila folder) and use it to polish the surfaces NOT the Dremel. Keeps a flat surface flat.
Don't have Dremel polishing compound? Use cigarette ash, moistened with a drop of water...

Low tech solution to your problem...
__________________
Shallow men believe in luck; strong men believe in cause and effect
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 2 September 2013, 12:49
Fubar's Avatar
Fubar Fubar is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Fork Ranch
Posts: 3,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by RGR.Montcalm View Post
x 100. put some Dremel polishing compound on a hard flat surface (manila folder) and use it to polish the surfaces NOT the Dremel. Keeps a flat surface flat.
Don't have Dremel polishing compound? Use cigarette ash, moistened with a drop of water...

Low tech solution to your problem...
I'm a visual learner. I'd like a pointer if you have one handy.
__________________
"The nice thing about Twitter, in the old days when I got attacked it would take me years to get even with somebody, now when Iím attacked I can do it instantaneously, and it has a lot of power. You see some genius statements on Twitter. You see some statements coming out which are Ernest Hemingway times two." - The Trumpmeister
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 2 September 2013, 13:31
The Fat Guy's Avatar
The Fat Guy The Fat Guy is offline
The Sagacious One
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pushing string down the hall
Posts: 13,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by B 2/75 View Post
^ x2

Unless you're building a gun with which you'll be twerkin' coyotes at 400, I'd stick to the original setup. Polish up the bearing surfaces a tad... it'll be GOOD
My Yote gun is a POF in 6.8, already has a Timney trigger in it. I am intrigued by this option, as if I dick it up, I can then just replace it with milspec or buy one of those recommended.

Off to youtube?
__________________
No one will take better care of us, than us: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 2 September 2013, 13:35
The Fat Guy's Avatar
The Fat Guy The Fat Guy is offline
The Sagacious One
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pushing string down the hall
Posts: 13,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by RGR.Montcalm View Post
x 100. put some Dremel polishing compound on a hard flat surface (manila folder) and use it to polish the surfaces NOT the Dremel. Keeps a flat surface flat.
Don't have Dremel polishing compound? Use cigarette ash, moistened with a drop of water...

Low tech solution to your problem...
How about toothpaste or flitz? I use toothpaste on my new Kimber pistols to smooth the action???????
__________________
No one will take better care of us, than us: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 2 September 2013, 13:38
The Fat Guy's Avatar
The Fat Guy The Fat Guy is offline
The Sagacious One
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pushing string down the hall
Posts: 13,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by HF0311 View Post
I have a Geissele SSA and a SD-C, both are top notch triggers, they are just as reliable as mil-spec and very smooth, with nice crisp resets. INMO, replacing a mil-spec trigger is probably the lowest priority when it comes to setting up a defensive gun, but if you already have a good optic, light, sling, you are shooting on a regular bases and can afford it then it is worth upgrading.
I already have ^^THIS^^ gun built, my POF. The Colt is if I have to evade to SOTB's house and live with him for months at a time.
__________________
No one will take better care of us, than us: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 3 September 2013, 06:00
tooslow tooslow is offline
Morte et une dame
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Smokey Joe's Cafe
Posts: 3,235
I smoothed the trigger on my S&W 686 to a mirror-like finish by placing polishing rouge in the palm of my hand and rubbing trigger and sear while watching TV. The time flew by.
The job came out FANTASTICALLY!
Why not an AR?
(My gunsmith made me SWEAR to never use a Dremel on my guns.)
__________________
'Living on the edge... of being banned from SOCNET'
Welcome to my family; do NOT make me kill you.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Our new posting rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Socnet.com All Rights Reserved
SOCNET