Now that AR’s are making their way into almost every freedom loving Mericans’ home, (shame on you if you don’t have one) the garden variety of so called “Mil-Spec” triggers that come in the gun’s natural form, borderline suck to say the least. The long drawn out take-up on the trigger that leads up to an almost surprising yet randomized break of the trigger and a reset that does little to shorten the distance for quick follow up shots, easily turns your rifle into a 7ish pound hunk of aircraft grade aluminum that misses the mark-literally.
I’m a firm believer of swapping out the trigger on every stock gun that doesn’t come from the factory with a smooth as butter bang switch. Disagree all you want but upgrading your trigger is pound for pound the best investment to get the most out of any firearm, your bone stock AR15 included. If you spent a little extra cash on an AR that already came with a “performance” trigger, DO NOT shell out roughly $200 on this JP one or any other brand for that matter if you’re on a budget. While a trigger is my first improvement to a gun, copious amounts of ammo take priority over it all. This may seem obvious to some people but I can’t tell you how many guys I know that sink every solitary cent into their AR and cheap out with only 50 rounds through their gun at the range three times a year.
If you have the money to spend, you’d be hard pressed to find a better trigger for your AR than the JP Enterprises Armageddon Revolution Trigger. To set the record straight, I’ve shot everything from Geissele’s, CMC’s, the Holy Grail AR Gold trigger, as well as many others and in my opinion this JP unit is the best for me. Keep in mind when you get to this level they all have precision adjustability of travel and a clean break so that’s not really the deal breaker. No the big win for me is this rolling trigger shoe. It’s going to feel extremely foreign when you place your finger on it for the first time, kind of like being forced to sit down on the toilet to take a whiz. Once you get past that, it’s a shooting experience unlike anything else out there.
Why You Want It:
-Stupidly high quality
-No play/ wiggle laterally
-Extremely fast double taps or mag dumps if that’s what gets your jollies off
-The rolling trigger shoe
-Everything is adjustable: over travel, pretravel, pull weight, safety engagement
-Included anti-walk trigger pins and safety
-Instructions that lay the install out so easy a caveman could do it
-Made in the USA
Not So Great:
-The Price. But as they say “buy once, cry once”
– If you don’t follow the instructions and dvd closely, it’s a Rubik’s cube waiting to happen
-A lot of trial and error on the range with the amount of travel/ lack thereof you can get away with
– The second mortgage you’re going to have to get to pay for all the ammo once you realize how much you like shooting with this trigger
The Proof Is In the Pudding
So if you’re okay with sleeping on the couch for a week when your wife finds out you spent $200+ on a trigger, I’d say go for it. In all seriousness, if you want to get into any sort of competitive shooting or just like the idea of having an uber precise single stage trigger then this JP Roller trigger should be on your short list . I have about 10-12 mags through my 3Gun rifle with this trigger and have yet to find a single issue with it. Pending any problems along the way (which I don’t think it’ll have) I’m going to use this trigger for my entire 2015 shooting season. That alone is saying something considering I’m scheduled to shoot in a ton of major matches with plenty at stake.
Have any more questions about JP’s Roller trigger or you just want to tell me how the trigger in your gun is better? Let me know in the comments below.
As always guys, shoot-em straight and be safe!