I finished building up my DS lower with a DS lower's part kit + two stage trigger.
I find the trigger pull a bit high - with a big of a vague let off when the hammer falls.
I have left the spring set-up in the middle, so is there any recommended things I can do to help provide a more consistent trigger set-up?
Should I have degreased the trigger and used / avoid any special lubricant?
Should I just load up a few 100 rounds before trying to twiddle with it?
Brad –– hiding out in Colorado
Originally Posted By JTDistributing:
Did you follow the instructions on how and where to bend the springs to adjust the trigger pull? The spring sitting on the trigger should be sitting halfway between the flats.
The only things that we do is to bend the springs as the instructions indicate, and lube with either Hoppes #9 or FP 10 and that gets us to a 4 & 1 trigger pull which is where we typically set our two stage triggers.
If you've already done this process, or are unclear on anything, either give a call in and speak with Gary or you can email him at gary@XYZstar15.com (omit the XYZ) and he can go into more details.
Thanks for the info - I did read / and skim the installation instructions + watched brownells videos a few times to better understand installing the hardware for a lower.
I just used the "stock" locations - no special tweaks. I figured until I had the lower assembled I would be just adjusting the hardware in the blind until I had the experience to know what I want and what the trigger felt like just out of the box (baggie).
I rather have a 7lb pull vs a 3lb pull - and re-bending springs is not always a good thing, well - unless you have easy access to a mess of springs and trying to map out the full adjustable range.
I have read that some triggers don't like lube, others should have specific types. I figure this was the best place to ask that question.
The results I achieved was no big surprise due to the fact that this is only the 3rd trigger I have installed, and my first for an AR-15 platform.
It did take some head scratching to figure out the easy method of putting in the springs without the use of a slave pin that I would have to special order - or grind one up myself as suggested by my local black AR-15 gunsmiths.
Before I adjust the trigger I will go online buy extra springs and detentes, and other items that like to go "boink". It seems like a good idea to have these items on had for normal maintenance. I guess what I am looking to buy is a quality lpk without trigger or grip.
Brad - looking forward to the break in process for a new barrel.