The great thing about an AR-15 is how modular the components are.  I recently upgraded my 6.8 SPC II from the stock Rock River Arms National Match trigger to the Geissele Super Semi-Automatic Enhanced trigger.  Bill Geissele was kind enough to send me his SSA-E trigger for evaluation (along with a cool Geissele Automatics t-shirt).

Geissele Automatics has a wide variety of triggers to choose from.  My goals in selecting a trigger were primarily to improve long range accuracy while hunting and precision shooting when testing optics for TGR.  Running 3 Gun matches was secondary.  I love a crisp, clean break but there is a point when trigger pull/break can be too light in hunting conditions.  The Geissele SSA-E seemed to be the perfect choice for both hunting and competition.

Installation was a snap following the included instruction sheet.  Basically a drop-in job.  I lubricated the trigger and ran through a dozen or so dry-fires.  The Super Semi-Automatic Enhanced is a two-stage trigger.  According to Geissele, the first stage is 2.3 lbs with the second stage 1.2 lbs for a total trigger pull weight of 3.5 lbs.  My RCBS trigger pull scale indicates an even lighter pull weight – first stage of 1.75 lbs, second stage breaks at 2.5 lbs.  I’ll trust that Geissele has a more accurate scale than my spring-loaded job but nevertheless it is a wonderful trigger.  The first stage provides a level of control and safety.  The second stage is “candy-cane” crisp for precision shooting.

Of course, you can also slap through the Geissele SSA-E on close-in rapid-fire targets.

 

The trigger performed flawlessly at the range.  I moved back and forth between precision target shooting and banging steel and was very impressed with how well the Geissele Automatics SSA-E performed.  It was a pleasure to shoot in either mode.  Anyone looking to upgrade their AR-15 would be wise to invest in a Geissele Automatics trigger.

Geissele SSA-E

Geissele SSA-E

Geissele SSA-E

Geissele SSA-E

Geissele SSA-E

Geissele SSA-E

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Publisher of Tactical Gun Review. Managing partner of Coker Tactical. I love hunting for Texas whitetail deer, wild hogs, and high-volume Argentina dove. When not hunting you can find me fishing along the Texas Coast or on a wild Colorado river.
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