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Geissele Automatics Frequent Asked Questions

The most critical point of contact between the rifle and the shooters is the trigger. Pulling the trigger is the last act necessary to send a round downrange, and the slightest movement can disrupt the round's trajectory.

Geissele Automatics looked at Mil-Spec AR-15 triggers and realized that a long, heavy, and gritty trigger pull is not conducive to accurate shooting.

Under the leadership of Bill Geissele, Geissele Automatics set out to build a trigger that solved this issue, specifically targeting precision shooters in CMP and the NRA Hi-Power Rifle competitions.

First, they developed the Hi-Speed National Match trigger in 2004, which paved the way for them to design triggers for law enforcement, United States Military, and civilians.

They have since designed handguards, scope mounts, and more for competitors and military customers.

Geissele Automatics triggers have been synonymous with quality ever since the release of the Hi-Speed National Match Trigger, which featured an adjustable trigger pull with full power hammer springs.

This highly adjustable trigger caught the attention of the U.S. Special Operations Community, who promptly asked them to develop a combat trigger.

They answered with the Super Select Fire SSF trigger, which is a non-adjustable, two-stage trigger designed for precise trigger control in semi-automatic and full-automatic fire modes.

The success of the M4 trigger paved the way for them to become one of the most well-known manufacturers in the world.

Coming off the success of the SSF with the United States Military, Geissele Automatics designed a semi-automatic only trigger based on the same principles. They ended up with the SSA trigger, which has the same smooth two-stage trigger pull that only requires 4.5 pounds of pressure to break.

The Super Semi-Automatic combat trigger is designed to be forgiving enough in CQB uses while still being extremely accurate out to longer ranges. However, their innovation did not stop there, as they quickly learned that customers wanted a lighter trigger pull without sacrificing reliability or safety.

Following feedback from SOCOM, Geissele Automatics developed the SSA-E trigger with a reduced first and second stage trigger pull.

Their most popular trigger, the SSA-E’s total pull weight comes in at 3.5 pounds of smooth travel with a crisp break that retains all the safety features of the previous edition like an internal drop safety.

Because of the lighter pull weight, the Super Semi-Automatic Enhanced trigger is ideal for use in designated marksman rifles (DMR) where accurate shots are required, and a consistent, reliable trigger is a must.

With the popularity of 3-gun competition rising, Geissele turned their sights on competition style triggers and developed the Super 3-Gun and Super Dynamic 3-Gun triggers.

Both feature a shortened pull length and reduced reset for extremely fast follow up shots while quickly transitioning between targets.

They also backed away from the two-stage design and introduced their hybrid system that combines two-stage and single-stage functionality.

The feature that sets the SD-3G apart is the flat trigger bow, which allows for better leverage and reduces perceived pull weight when firing your rifle.

The flat-faced trigger is quickly becoming one of the most popular designs and is even finding its way to duty rifles.

Staying in line with the ergonomics design philosophy, Geissele developed their charging handles for the AR-15 rifle platform that incorporates ambidextrous functionality and high-quality aluminum.

Keeping with the "super" naming scheme, the Super Charging Handle features extended, textured levers that allow fast activation even while wearing gloves. The Airborne charging handle, on the other hand, utilizes smaller levers for snag-free usage.

Even though the levers are shorter, the rifle can still be charged from the side without the interference of low-profile scopes or optics.

With precision in mind, the right trigger won't do much good if the scope mount does not retain zero. Geissele Automatics designed the Super Precision scope mounts with a nut and bolt mounting system that clamps down on Picatinny rails with enough force to ensure a rock-solid fit.

The Super Precision optics mounts come in many different models, such as the High Power Rifle National Match and the CQBSS, to fit a variety of scopes for various applications.

Geissele Automatics also manufactures small parts for the AR-15 that provide enhancements over MIL-Spec parts.

The Maritime bolt catch has extended paddles to make locking open and releasing the bolt much easier and faster, while the Super 42 braided wire buffer spring increases the reliability of the bolt carrier group.

The included heavy buffer weight helps to reduce felt recoil and, combined with a high-quality trigger will make a fast, accurate, and flat shooting rifle that is fit for any situation.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send us a message at info@primaryarms.com or call us at 713-344-9600.

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