The Differences Between Two Stage and Single-Stage Replacement Triggers

Posted by Timney Triggers on Nov 12th 2017

When exploring the different triggers, it’s important to find a product that is right for you and your needs. Our experts at Timney Triggers have years of experience helping our clients choose triggers for their weapons, and in this latest post we’ll explain the major differences between the two-stage and the single-stage replacement triggers.

What are Single-Stage Triggers?

Single-stage triggers are the traditional product for the avid user. They’re designed to operate in one smooth range of motion allowing you to pull the trigger through to release the pin. It’s simple and there are no gimmicks involved in the use of single-stage triggers. Many find single-stage triggers easier to adjust and with a clean break in the trigger action.

What are Two-Stage Triggers?

Two-stage triggers have an operating process that involves two distinct phases of firing. The advantage of this style of design is that it allows the user to know exactly when the firing will take place. They know that once they set the trigger after the first phase, the gun will fire. Instead of breaking and firing as part of one process, you hit a break wall within the firing of the weapon. Immediately following this break wall, the weapon discharges. Knowing when the trigger is going to break gives you the advantage in terms of accuracy over your target. You’ll be able to time your shots more effectively, and mitigate issues with balance and unsteady grips that can limit some weapons.

How to Choose Between the Two

In choosing between single-stage replacement triggers and two-stage triggers, it’s important to determine what you want from the weapon. The single-stage triggers work well for those who require a fast action pull with reliable performance, while the two-stage triggers are effective for target practice in high stress scenarios. It’s important to work with an expert to discuss which option suits your application best.

Timney Triggers offers the leading single-stage and two-stage replacement triggers for a variety of weapons. Contact us today at 866-4TIMNEY (484-6639) to know more!