Single Stage vs Two Stage Trigger

Single Stage vs Two Stage Trigger

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  1. PS4 G on December 3, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Ty ty

  2. hellomynameismaxwell on December 3, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Clint I like your Sunglasses, where’d you get them?

  3. Green Lit on December 3, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    So its like all important preferences like Blondes, Brunettes, Redheads, Ginger, Maryanne, Jennie, Big Boobies, Lil Tittles, Twiggy or J-Low. Me Ill take them all.

  4. josh ferguson on December 3, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    i hate it when the pull is "consensitive" lol

  5. Devin Thomas on December 3, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    What light is on that SPR with the 2 stage?

  6. AR15 GATOR on December 3, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Good applicable reference info, good clear discussion of the differences between Single stage, vs the 2 Stage AR triggers. Thanks🙏🏻

  7. MPC 2015 on December 3, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I’m getting a two stage.

  8. Absolute Resolution on December 3, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    You can use the Geissele SSA-E which is a two stage just as well as a single stage while running and gunning. I think it’s the best of both worlds. It can do both very well, maybe not the best but it’s a great trigger.

  9. Eastwood #400 on December 3, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    A DD MK18 has a 7.5lb trigger pull? 🤔 Thought those were like $2000?

  10. Nick Striker on December 3, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    His face after he realizes how fast it can shoot with control. 🙂

  11. Jen Psaki’s Cousin on December 3, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    You can do just as well with either, shooting slow precise or fast and loose. Just use a crappy mill trigger if your new to shooting. Once your good with it you can shoot anything. Starting out with a $300 trigger is not going to help you learn the fundamentals.

  12. Ru2yaz on December 3, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    If you shoot glocks or similar firearms, you will be familiar with two stage triggers.

  13. PS4 G on December 3, 2021 at 10:14 pm


  14. Dean Backus on December 3, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Single stage two stage I don’t care what the crap it is. It all depends on who the shooter is. I was special forces in Vietnam I got a medal for Marksmanship. I don’t care like I said what trigger you got it depends on who the shooter is and whether he’s any good or not. Forget all that other fancy stuff you’re showing their single stage to Stage triple State I don’t give a crap it all depends on who the shooter is and what his abilities and capabilities are.

  15. Mike S on December 3, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    What kind of scope and mount did you have in the second rifle (the one with the 2 stage trigger)?

  16. Ferid K. on December 3, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I found single stage for myself is better for precise shooting
    Because I don’t have to wait for the trigger to break and less moving in trigger zone so it doesn’t affect my reticle which is on target waiting for me to squeeze the trigger
    But that’s only me

  17. Joey Ries on December 3, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Yeah, … that brass ya know. 🤣

  18. Anthony Keel on December 3, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Never used a two-stage, only have single stage triggers on my AR15’s and considering putting a two-stage in my AR10

  19. David Baumgartner on December 3, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Another great video. I’m enjoying your topics, your explanations and the viewer feedback.

  20. Zack Haas on December 3, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Informative video, but your kind of comparing a Lamborghini to a Kia. They also make some really nice single stage drop in triggers that come in at 3lbs and below, that shoot very nice, and are accurate. I guess what I’m saying is the comparison would if been more accurate if you would of done an equally high quality single stage trigger instead of the standard mil spec.

  21. Mark Badia on December 3, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I would love to try one of the binary triggers, but given the change in the political climate I am sure we are going to see more silly gun legislation being passed and I have to believe they will go after anything that enhances the speed of fire, so, binary triggers will be super high on the list. I also think the gun grabbers will go after silencers and SBRs/RCP or AR Pistols.

  22. John Phillips on December 3, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    In the firearm design classes the single stage and double stage trigger mechanisms are classified in a different manner. A single stage trigger has no take up with a positive sear engagement with creep. A double stage trigger has a neutral sear engagement with take up until a secondary surface engages a preloaded spring, typically timed to occur at a stable sear engagement close to sear break. The stability equations and inertial balance requirements are very different. The neutral sear engagement of a double stage mechanism design does not suffer from the loss of potential energy when creating a nice trigger pull profile. That way a double stage mechanism can successfully ignite a primer, unlike a single stage design at reduced pull weights at sear break.

    Defining the single or double (two) stage mechanism is made for each intended application. Some of the classifications to use one mechanism over another are too crude. A double stage mechanism is not necessarily a just for competition or precision use. I can design a double stage trigger that works awesomely well for door kickers. A neutral sear engagement can be tuned in just about any manner via the secondary surface engagement. The timing and preload at secondary surface engagement define the vocational use of a double stage trigger.

    Once someone has used a proper double stage trigger for their vocational use, it is hard to go back to a single stage design. The results on the MTS machines show the benefits very well.

  23. Kyle Combes on December 3, 2021 at 10:25 pm


  24. Mark Badia on December 3, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    How does the Gisselle a Super Dynamic – Enhanced compare to the – Combat trigger? I have the SD-C and really like it. I am doing another build and debating on getting another SD-C or going for an SD-E or SSA-E.

  25. DAVID ASSIMIL8 on December 3, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Not to split hairs, but 1.14 lbs. and 1 lb. 14 oz. are not the same thing. Still a great video!

  26. Zac Spear on December 3, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    What kind of charging handles do u got on those guys. Honestly I love both of those set ups and would love to know everything you did to the DD and Colt.

  27. paulwnationalhomesre on December 3, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Take up is take up. Once you learn your trigger you know where the wall is. I don’t agree it takes you by surprise. The 2 stage just has the longer take up (not always) you still reach a similar wall. You could almost say it’s like a striker fired gun as Opposed to a single action, ( Glock,1911).

  28. twigglykevin on December 3, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    triggertech is best. canadian made and sold worldwide

  29. lala lala on December 3, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Master the milspec trigger before you jump into installing a fancy trigger on your first gun. You cant buy skills

  30. 985shano on December 3, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    I can tell you that digital Lyman trigger gauge is complete dogshit I can’t get no guaranteed accurate reading out of one of those on any of my rifles. But it is made in China

  31. BOUT KASH ENTERTAINMENT on December 3, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    What hand guards are those they look nice ?

  32. kirk kronenberger on December 3, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Very informative. Just subbed

  33. Nicholas Sinovich on December 3, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    What’s with that hand twitch after the shot? Is he setting the safety on and off or something? I’ve seen a few people do this lately. Just curious on what I’m missing

  34. Robert Salyers on December 3, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for this information…I like a 2 stage trigger….but, until now didn’t know the exact difference. My new Sig Sauer SIGM400 TREAD snakebite SE comes with a two-stage Matchlite trigger. I’m still waiting to pick it up at My local gun store .

  35. Jeff Ferrari on December 3, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Ok I have a pretty harsh comment on a previous video. I do like that you are humble and point out that you do not know it all and are learning with the rest of us lol.

  36. Michael Sorrell on December 3, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    2 stGe on my blackpowder rifles and reallyike them.

  37. Skeeeter on December 3, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I have started curling 8lbs with my booger hook to prepare for that trigger when I win the giveaway 🤙🏽

  38. Boom Stick on December 3, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Semi-automatic with decisive, well placed individual shots. Single stage, Mil-spec…
    my pick

  39. Joshua McClendon on December 3, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Where would the echo trigger fit?

  40. Art Nickel on December 3, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Yes, metal mags are fantastic!

  41. The Big Guy on December 3, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    After the first shot and with a proper reset, the 2-stage is essentially a single stage trigger.

  42. Derek on December 3, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I thought I would like Single stage Flat trigger but now I’m converting all to Double stage. Once you go to a lighter trigger a Mil-spec messes me up because it feels so heavy I question if the safety is still ON. 4.5lb is the best for home defense, love the Geissele Super Tricon or S3G for home defense and the SSA/SSA-E for general purpose. Lots of other options/Brands as well..

  43. Timetodiddl on December 3, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    I like finger grooves on my pistol grips. I like to know that in any sort of scenario I have a grip on my rifle.

  44. RedneckVapor on December 3, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    i like my 2 stage triggers better than 1 stage

  45. Ryan Wilson on December 3, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    The best one is whichever one works for you. I absolutely can’t stand two stage triggers. Perhaps I’ve never experienced a real nice one but I prefer a nice light, crisp, short single stage. Probably because every gun I shot growing up was single stage and it’s what I got a costumed too.

    It’s all about efficiency. And when it comes down to split seconds, efficiency is all that matters.

  46. Jonno2summit on December 3, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I bought one Geissele G2S, two stage, for $165. It’s nice! Since then I have bought JP Enterprises springs (red & gold) to use on my stock Colt trigger and also a JP Enterprises group (both single stage). The JP springs cost $10. A basic single stage trigger costs $40. That’s $50 total.
    The Geissele pull is an average of 4.9 lbs.
    The Colt trigger with JP springs is 4.6 lbs. (EDIT: My Colt trigger has JP gold & gold springs. Red spring is heavier)
    JP trigger with JP springs is 5.4 lbs.
    (These numbers are the average of 5 pulls.)

    My opinions:
    I worked the contacts very lightly and polished them with 400 grit sandpaper and a dremel tool wire brush, which makes a huge difference. I do NOT prefer the two-stage trigger, especially for $115 more. When I pull the trigger I know I am pulling the trigger. I want a smooth action that doesn’t feel like sandpaper. I have that with cheap triggers and polishing them with a dremel tool. The numbers I listed above are with JP Enterprise springs that cost $10. (No, I have no affiliation with JP Enterprises).

    I prefer the single-stage crisp trigger pull with cheap stock trigger groups that have a little bit of polishing and those nice JP springs. I will never consider paying over $100 for a double-stage action that does nothing for me. When I put pressure on the trigger I want it to do what I want, when I want, with no surprises or guessing. Smooth as can be!

    Accuracy is about knowing what is going to happen when you pull the trigger. You can’t have parts grating on themselves to create any uncertainty. Smoothness is paramount, so you’re not even thinking about it. You don’t want to be distracted by anything like that while sighting in. You want a trigger that does what you want with no back-talk. The trigger pull should not even be in your mind when you are sighting in on a target. I can achieve this with $50.

    These are my personal experiences and opinions to be taken with a grain of salt or whatever you like.

  47. clipper142 on December 3, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Can’t do shit with any of that when ya got no ammo!!!

  48. Dylan Tobin on December 3, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Take aim in pageland nc?

  49. 7ordank on December 3, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    7:06 camera man got SHOOK 😂

  50. Moethebartender88 on December 3, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Larue MBT2S