Geissele Perfects the Tavor Trigger–ALG Nails the AK–SHOT Show 2015

Tavor triggers are not known for their light pulls. If you want to upgrade, Geissele has what may be the single best option.

Tavor triggers are not known for their light pulls. If you want to upgrade, Geissele has what may be the single best option.


New from the Geissele and ALG for 2015 are two very exciting products. First we have the next level in Tavor optimization with the release of the Lightning bow trigger and adjustable linkage system for use with the Super Sabra trigger pack. Secondly we have a new product from ALG called the AKT Trigger. The AKT is an optimized trigger system for the AK47/74 rifles. Making something great out of nothing is an understatement. These trigger upgrades take these two rifles platforms to a new level of efficiency that previously was unimaginable.

The combination of the Tavor Super Sabra Trigger Pack and the new Lightning Bow trigger and linkage make for one of the most impressive triggers I have ever pulled. The fact that they are housed in a Bullpup just adds to the attraction of the collaborative system. Perfection is not cheap but in the journey of optimizing your fighting rifle, nothing really is. The Sabra trigger pack sells for $350 and the Lightning Bow kit sells for right around $100. The combined $450 is not exactly money anyone wants to spend on his or her already-expensive rifle, but if you’re looking to achieve perfection this may be the trigger for you.

ALG's triggers aren't expensive, but offer serious upgrades over stock AK triggers.

ALG’s triggers aren’t expensive, but offer serious upgrades over stock AK triggers.

On the other end of the spectrum is Geissele’s sister company ALG. If you have an AK pattern rifle and you don’t install this simple and inexpensive ALG drop in trigger system you need to check your head. The trigger comes in two levels AKT, and AKT Enhanced. The base trigger sells for $49. It is built from S7 tool steel and built AK strong. The AKT Enhanced sells for $75, and is constructed of the same S7 tool steel but delivers a lighter and crisper trigger pull. The Enhanced is also hard lubed for permanent self-lubrication. The Hammer on the AKT Enhanced is coated in black nitride to prevent against wear and corrosion, promising a long consistent service life.

Both of these should be available in the coming weeks. The Tavor trigger is a major improvement over the stock trigger. Its price will be prohibitive for most. But if you want a Tavor that runs at the absolute peak of its potential, you have to address the trigger–and there are very few options available.

And I don’t need to waste much more ink trying to justify the need to overhaul the AK’s trigger. ALG’s AKT is a solid choice, and comes in under the price of the competition. The complete drop in triggers are priced like some imported parts kits. If you run an AK, it would be a good idea to keep an extra trigger in your tool kit–just in case, and at this price you can afford to.

The shape is disnctive.

The shape is distinctive, but still goes well with the AK platform.


The Geissele G–as much a part of the brand as the trigger’s shape.

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  • Pops February 5, 2015, 10:13 am

    I have Giessele triggers in my one of my AR’s, my SCAR 17 and now my Tavor. Have never had any problems with any of their products. I am happy I waited for the SuperSabra, instead of jumping on the Timney. I am sure Timney will make things right for early customers, but they definitely took a hit for the problems they had with their first attempt.
    I chose the Giessele for my SCAR because it basically drops in just like the factory trigger, no set screw or external links tying the pins together, oh and the trigger is infinitely better that the gritty factory trigger.

  • Willisp February 5, 2015, 9:21 am

    Timney has always been crap it took the Tavor for everyone in the world to see just how bad their product is lol did they even replace the bad trigger packs ?????? have had my Gisselle and ran close to 3k rounds with it and no trigger issues, I have put around 500 rounds through my hunter town arms kestrel and zero issues with the trigger pack

  • Gary February 5, 2015, 9:13 am

    Odd no photo of the AK trigger and hammer out of the rifle ?

  • VirtualWatts February 5, 2015, 9:11 am

    I have both the Geissele and Shooting Sights trigger packs for my Tavor. I have about 3k rounds through the rifle, mostly on the G trigger pack. I use a Lyman digital trigger pull guage.
    My Tavor came with a 12lbs trigger (avg 11.145)
    The Geissele settled in at 5.85lbs
    The Shooting Sight settled in at 4.10lbs
    The big difference between the Geissele and the Shooting Sight is the reset, .12 inches for G, .29 inches for SS. They also “feel” different because they have different mechanical leverage inside the trigger pack. The Geissele feels crisper. For tactical I prefer the G.

  • Frank February 5, 2015, 8:37 am

    What is the trigger pull weight on the Tavor with the Geissele trigger?

  • Greg February 5, 2015, 6:58 am

    Big question….The Tavor Timney trigger can’t be used with a suppressor (their website says this)….how about the Geisselle? Can accepted?

    • VirtualWatts February 5, 2015, 9:05 am

      Yes, so far I have been testing the Geisselle and the Shooting Sight trigger packs with an AAC SDN 6 mounted on a AAC Brakeout. Only about 500 rounds through the can with no problems.

      • Don February 5, 2015, 10:06 am

        I use Geisselle Super 3 Gun triggers in my 3 suppressed 300 Blackouts rifles SBR with both sub & super ammo. The always work!

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