TriggerTech is a name that has been around the trigger market for a while, but it’s not the market you’re thinking. They are a big name in the crossbow trigger market, but TriggerTech is a newcomer to the Precision Rifle Community. They recently released a single stage trigger for the Remington 700 platform, and frankly, they hit it out of the park. The trigger uses their supersauce rolling “frictionless” trigger design. Everybody likes to claim their product is the best, or has the most advanced design, but is TriggerTech telling the truth? Read on to hear our opinion after a few months with one of these installed!
I mentioned the frictionless design, that’s the big selling point with the TriggerTech trigger. TriggerTech states that because they’ve essentially converted a Remington trigger from a sliding friction sear/trigger interface to a rolling friction interface. Obviously rolling friction tends to produce less drag, and according to TriggerTech: The end result is a lack of creep and better consistency when the trigger releases the sear. Sounds good, right? A trigger with no creep and a great deal of consistency is every precision rifle shooter’s dream. Is it a tall order at $89.99 USD, though?
First off, let’s talk a little about the installation and setup. The TriggerTech trigger installs in the traditional manner using the trigger pins on the Remington action. There is a single hex screw, that’s clearly marked, that can be dialed in or out in order to adjust the pull weight. I like my triggers set right at the 2lb mark, it just seems to be where my trigger finger finds the comfortable balance. I hate a heavy trigger because if you’re trying to execute a slow, deliberate pull, and the muscles and tendons in the finger have to work too hard…you start getting some tremble in the finger. Obviously a trigger set too light is no good either. If you’re not sure how to go about doing it, we did an article on How To Change a Remington Trigger.
When I installed the TriggerTech on my Remington 700 “Old Faithful” chambered in 308…I set it up right at 2lbs. Using the adjustment screw to accomplish that task was very easy. The screw is “click adjustable” meaning there’s a spring loaded detent that holds the screw at the setting you choose. I much prefer detent driven adjustments to set screws. Set screws can always come loose and that’s a potentially disastrous thing for a fire control component. With the TriggerTech adjustment screw you just dial it in or out, advancing past the clicks of the detent, until you arrive at the setting you want. Simple, efficient, done!
So how does it shoot? That’s what everybody wants to know right? It’s a REALLY nice trigger! With most triggers you can feel the interaction between the sear and the trigger as you pull the shoe to the rear. There’s some sliding movement and the better you get to know the trigger, the more predictable the point where it fires will become. The first few rounds I put through the TriggerTech I found myself really searching for that feeling as I worked my way through a trigger press. I can say that much to my amazement, there isn’t any of that feeling in the TriggerTech trigger at all. This is what some people refer to as creep or pre-travel. I’ve yet to feel any when shooting with the TriggerTech trigger.
In fact, it’s really the first single stage trigger that I can honestly say surprises me when it finally releases. There’s really no sense of progress with your trigger press like you get with other triggers. That rolling “frictionless” design makes it feel like the trigger doesn’t move from the moment you start your press, right up until the firing pin is released. Is that a good or a bad thing? I’m not sure. On one hand I kind of like knowing when the trigger is going to release, it’s the reason I spent good money, and a lot of it, on the trigger for my match rifle. On the other hand, this trigger is a crazy bargain. The price undercuts the competition, like Timney, by about $50 dollars. That’s a lot when you’re talking about upgrading a factory Remington rifle.
Another great feature is the accessibility of the adjustment screw. Once you’ve installed the trigger, you can access and adjust the pull weight via the adjustment screw. That screw is accessible without pulling the action from the stock. This way the first time you take it out, if you decide you want it a bit lighter or heavier, you can just stick the allen wrench into the adjustment screw from inside the trigger guard. It’s nice to be able to make adjustments like that without yanking your action out of your stock. The trigger blade itself is comfortable and it breaks very cleanly every time.
I also think there’s a real training benefit to a TriggerTech trigger. Being able to practice and shoot with a trigger that doesn’t have any creep, pre-travel, or feedback through the shoe means it’s much easier to diagnose and address any flinch you may have developed. Since the rifle only fires when you meet the prescribed pull weight and there’s no feedback to feed any sort of anticipatory flinch…the TriggerTech really helps you focus on your trigger control. I also like that it has a predominantly sealed design where the trigger’s internals are protected from dirt and grit, like you see on a Timney or Huber trigger design. I’m glad the internals aren’t more exposed like some other designs on the market. TriggerTech states the trigger has an adjustment range of 1.5lb-4lbs.
In summary, the TriggerTech trigger is pretty amazing. They’ve managed to produce a trigger that has a great feel, zero creep, that’s easily adjustable…and they did it while coming in well under the competition’s offerings. This is the kind of competition we need more of in the Precision Shooting Industry! We need more companies like TriggerTech coming to market with outstanding products that compete with and undercut the current market offerings. To be honest, this is probably going to take the place of the Timneys as my “Go To” trigger for upgrades over factory trigger designs. The price and the features make this a great bargain. I honestly haven’t found a downside to the TriggerTech trigger! As I write this TriggerTech is accepting pre-orders for an AR15 variant trigger as well. If you have questions or something to add, please do so below in the comments!