Looking to spend a lot of money on an AR-15 trigger that will let you spend a lot of money on ammunition? Â Check out the D-TR double trigger from Elftman Tactical.
The D-TR is a drop-in trigger system for the AR-15 platform that introduces a second trigger guard with a double-hump, really long trigger that can be pressed from both the standard trigger position and the newly added position. Â This essentially lets a shooter slap the triggers in a one-two motion with the pointer and index fingers to throw a lot of rounds downrange in a manner consistent with paintball players.
The company touts the lower trigger as improving accuracy due to it’s greater leverage and lower felt trigger pull. Â Of course the other side of that coin is that the shooter is either making a precision shot with a non-trigger finger or the shooter is dropping his or hand farther down the pistol grip and losing control due to less grasp on the gun. Â Watch the shooters’ grips in this video:
Contrary to the statement made at 1:55 in the video, I do not think “everyone’s rifle should be outfitted with [a D-TR double trigger].”
Something to consider is that the lower (extra) trigger guard may not mate up with the pistol grip you have installed. Â For example, every picture I have seen of a D-TR on a gun with a Magpul MOE grip shows a not insignificant gap between the trigger guard and the grip. Â I have visions of stuff getting hung up on it or something making its way into the space and causing a negligent discharge. Â So, make sure your gear will work with the D-TR if you want one.
Look, if you want something neat to play with, something that will let you shoot a lot of rounds quickly from a semi-automatic rifle, then give the D-TR a look. Â The drop-in module is $249 plus $7.50 shipping. Â Get one with a needle bearing for an even faster trigger pull for $275 plus shipping. Â For shooting a lot of rounds quickly, I like this better than the Slide Fire stocks, and the D-TR is cheaper to boot.
As far as being a precision trigger, I have serious doubts. Â Mechanically, the trigger might be great. Â However, the shooter has to adapt to new methods of shooting to properly utilize the lower portion of the trigger for maximum precision. Â For about the same money, a shooter can pick up a Geissele Hi-Speed National Match trigger and maintain the same shooting grip he or she is familiar with.