Timney Triggers: Their Products and Best Practices
Posted by OTM Tactical on 10/14/2019 to Timney Triggers Information
We have discussed Timney Triggers in a previous blog post — in fact, we have discussed them twice. However, we mostly focused on describing the manufacturer itself and gave details on their signature drop-in trigger designs.
Now, we wish to go over a few different types of Timney Triggers and their features that you can get at OTM Tactical. That way, anyone interested in Timney Trigger products will know how to make the best choices. Here is some information on how you can actually incorporate these triggers to your firearms, as well as some of the different rifle characteristics you'll experience after installing on of these.
Timney Triggers, Reloaded
The signature element of Timney Triggers products is the single-stage drop-in trigger. This state-of-the-art design, found in items like the Calvin Elite and the HIT Trigger, is extremely simple to install into a rifle. It simply slides in and uses the trigger and hammer pins of the rifle to stay in place. Problems like slack and pin rotation are all but gone thanks to excellent engineering. This type of trigger is compatible with a variety of rifles and handguns, making them even more convenient for the average competitive shooter.
At OTM Tactical, we make it our mission to carry the very best precision rifle parts and accessories for the most discerning competitive and hobbyist shooters out there. Some of the highest-quality triggers available today are made by Timney, an Arizona-based manufacturer that has been around since the 1940s. Read on to learn more about Timney and how their history has made them who they are today.
Timney AR-15 Trigger
As a Marine grunt, you don't always get the best gear, but rather hand-me-downs that have been beat to death by the Army already. So needless to say, my experience with M-16/AR-15 triggers has been somewhat frustrating. There's nothing that can ruin your experience with a rifle more than a long, sloppy trigger, but that all changed for me this past weekend. After work on Friday, with the help of Mark Rosset, I finally upgraded my standard mil-spec trigger with Timney's skeletonized, 3 pound single stage trigger. With it being a true, one-piece drop in trigger, the installation was smoother than I imagined, and the trigger was even smoother. For me, the days of slowly squeezing a mil-spec trigger with no real idea when firing will take place are long gone. I test ran it over the weekend in a local 2 gun match, engaging targets as close as 10 feet and out to a hair over 200 yards. I couldn't be happier, and neither could the guys that had a chance to run my gun. The break was very crisp and short, and I shot better consistently than I had in the past. I have already, and will continue to recommend the trigger to anyone looking to upgrade to a better one.
New Calvin Elite Trigger