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Old 10-02-2019, 02:30 PM
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They appear to be identical except that the former has a curved shape and the latter, flat. Reviews on both spare no praise to how outstanding these products are.

To those who own or have fired both, what are the differences, if any?
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:17 PM
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I run all SS-A triggers and they are super nice. I prefer the curved and if I had the flat I would change it. But I think that is prob just preference.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:07 AM
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I run the SSA-E no complaints. I want to pick up a super tricon Jeff works near me maybe I can convince him to slide me one.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:08 AM
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SSA-E is my favorite. Do you prefer flat or curved.... that's the only difference.

If you want to purchase something Geissele their sales on black friday, independence day, etc are significant. Like $60 -$80 off on triggers.
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they also offer military/veterans discount 10% i believe.
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SSA-E is my favorite. Do you prefer flat or curved.... that's the only difference.

If you want to purchase something Geissele their sales on black friday, independence day, etc are significant. Like $60 -$80 off on triggers.
That's the plan! Waiting for Black Friday.
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:50 AM
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Also, folks. I have read reviews on both. Purchasers of these triggers love them and say the rifle "changes."

But doesn't this mean also that one must already be a decent marksman? A trigger in itself won't turn the person shooting the rifle a sniper-accurate shooter. I know triggers matter; but what exactly, in your experience, was it that made investing in these expensive and very well-reputed triggers worth your money?
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:55 PM
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I haven't used either of the above. I can state the G2S and National Match triggers are outstanding.

Geissele is among the more expensive triggers on the market but absolutely great kit.
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I just got an SSA-E and have to say I'm not a huge fan. Break isnt as crisp as the designated marksman trigger that Geissele also makes, or even as the broken in mil-spec it replaced. The pull is just slightly less.

Big fan of the designated marksman though. I have that in my piston AR-10.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:49 PM
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With a 2 stage trigger like you are asking about the SSA or SSA-e you get two things right off the bat. With long range shooting you pull your stage one and then when ready to fire you pull final stage with a light break. With the two breaks you know right when it is going to fire. Also for short range medium speed tactical type CQB type shooting you can "track" your target by pulling the first stage when close and firing when right where you want to be. Harder to explain but essentially the same thing. You'll have to try that for it to make sense.
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Oh, I thought this thread was about that Brazilian Supermodel.

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For the OP, I prefer the flat trigger, but it's really more of a preference than anything else. I've always used curved triggers and just wanted to try a flat face and like the feel better, but it's really more aesthetic than a functional difference (at least to me).

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Also, folks. I have read reviews on both. Purchasers of these triggers love them and say the rifle "changes."

But doesn't this mean also that one must already be a decent marksman? A trigger in itself won't turn the person shooting the rifle a sniper-accurate shooter. I know triggers matter; but what exactly, in your experience, was it that made investing in these expensive and very well-reputed triggers worth your money?
As someone with almost 30 years of experience with military-issued rifles/carbines, the difference of a Geissele trigger is significant. Not just for a crisp trigger for distance accuracy; they are extremely faster at short range, multiple target drills as well.

I bought my son a Geissele for his AR pistol (Noveske). It spoiled him. It's been a while since he's qualified, but his school ROTC did an FTX and range qualification with issued M4s and while he shot expert, he really noticed the difference in triggers. A Geissele trigger won't make you an expert, but it will make a difference with experienced shooters and they will really appreciate the quality of such a trigger; it really is night and day from a stock, military-grade trigger.

I still think it's best for novices to train on mil-grade/stock triggers. A good trigger is wasted on poor marksmanship fundamentals.

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I used to us SSAs before switching to LaRube MBT2Ss.
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Ssa-e and s3g
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I've gotten every Geissele I own for free. If I'm buying, I go with the Larue MBT triggers. Not because they are better than the Geisseles - because they are comparable at a much lower price-point.
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I've gotten every Geissele I own for free. If I'm buying, I go with the Larue MBT triggers. Not because they are better than the Geisseles - because they are comparable at a much lower price-point.
Yeah, I bought a dozen SSA's and SSA-E's very cheaply from a gun builder that was going out of business and they bought them as OEM triggers from Geissele. They are great triggers and I trust them to hold up, but I wouldn't pay retail for one.

I bought a bunch of ALG, Geissele's wife's company's ACT triggers at SHOT a few years ago for friends and family, and frankly I've been impressed at how good they have been. Maybe I've just been lucky, but most have been close enough to an SSA that it's hard to tell the difference unless I really concentrate. For the 40 bucks +/- I paid for them, they've been a super upgrade, especially on budget builds I've helped with. Maybe they were really over-performing to build their new brand at the time, but I'm glad I bought them.




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I still think it's best for novices to train on mil-grade/stock triggers. A good trigger is wasted on poor marksmanship fundamentals.

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Yeah, learning shoot with crappy triggers really was an advantage for many of us. If you can learn the fundamentals with a heavy creepy trigger, a good trigger just lets you really soar.

Every so often I had a recruit tell me their poor shooting was due to the bad trigger on their issue gun. It was fun to be able to take their gun and chew out the X ring with it, then hand it back. "Seems fine to me".


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Yeah, learning shoot with crappy triggers really was an advantage for many of us. If you can learn the fundamentals with a heavy creepy trigger, a good trigger just lets you really soar.

Every so often I had a recruit tell me their poor shooting was due to the bad trigger on their issue gun. It was fun to be able to take their gun and chew out the X ring with it, then hand it back. "Seems fine to me".
LOL....done that a couple times myself. Last time the shooter had a very nice H&K USP .45. There wasn't a thing wrong with the gun.
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I used to us SSAs before switching to LaRube MBT2Ss.
They are on sale right now for 80 bucks hell of a deal.

https://www.larue.com/category/parts...arts/triggers/
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