Shooting Gear

AR-15 Double Trigger

double trigger

Looking to spend a lot of money on an AR-15 trigger that will let you spend a lot of money on ammunition?  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.  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.


New SIG P290 Trigger System

Sig Sauer P290The SIG SAUER P290 will have a new trigger system soon, according to Jeff Creamer, the company’s Director of Product Management.  Talking to Tom Gresham on the nationally syndicated radio show, GunTalk, Creamer said the new P290 trigger system will be a “true” double-action-only (DAO) system with a “second strike” capability.

The current generation of SIG P290 uses a trigger that is pre-cocked DAO instead of a traditional DAO.  According to Creamer, another benefit to the new trigger system is a lighter pull-weight:  7.5 pounds instead of about 9 pounds.  Nice.

The “second strike” capability allows the shooter to pull the trigger a second (or third, fourth or fifth) time if the gun fails to fire.  With many semi-auto firearms, pulling the trigger a second time will never fire the weapon, because the gun did not cycle causing the firing system to reset.  With a trigger system like what will be in the new P290, pulling the trigger resets the firing system and allows the firing pin another whack at the ammunition.