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.
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.