I received another piece of the AR15A2 project: The ALG Defense ACT Trigger.
The ACT trigger is a basic semi-automatic trigger with a touch of class. If you don’t know already, ALG Defense is a sister company to Gieselle Automatics. What a good pedigree to have. I must admit, I have a hard time justifying spending over $200+ dollars on a Gieselle trigger… so the price range of the ACT trigger was a no-brainer since I know I would get a quality product.
What I got for my $65 bucks is the best “basic” trigger I have ever used.
My best trigger was a surprisingly good trigger that came with a Rock River Arms parts kit. I say surprisingly because we all know that parts kits come with triggers that are very hit or miss. Mostly they miss. Grittiness,a long take up, heavy and inconsistent pull weight. The fact that my RRA trigger didn’t absolutely suck was a nice surprise at the time.
Before I installed the ACT trigger, my AR15 A2 Project rifle had a very similar product installed; the Spikes Tactical Battle Trigger. When I got the Spike’s trigger I had high hopes for it but those hopes were dashed when I threw it in my rifle. It had perceptible creep and a small wall that you could feel right in the middle of the trigger stroke. Bummer.
However the Spikes Battle Trigger and the ALG ACT share very similar features in that they are both nickel boron coated and are advertised as a basic, but quality, fighting trigger.
While they may share features, the ultimate proof is in the trigger pull. The ALG ACT wins. Pulling the trigger on the ACT feels like pulling the trigger on a ball bearing. No grit, much less creep, and smooth take up all the way to the hammer drop. Reading measurements others have taken online, it seems to hover around 5-6lbs on average in pull weight.
When I thought about what trigger to use for my fighting rifle / CMP rifle, I toyed with the idea of going for a high-end Gieselle SDM or similar trigger, but then I changed my mind and went with something everyone can afford. The goal for my AR15A2 project is push my shooting skills to the limit and to do so with a “fighting” rifle. The ACT trigger is a great buy for this project as it has given me a great trigger pull for a good price and it is certainly a dead simple “nothing to break” fighting trigger.
Great job on this product ALG Defense!