Triggers designed for those shooters where tradition, value and regulatory concerns are of primary importance.
The pull of the ACT is very similar to a standard mil-spec trigger, however it is sharper and the grittiness
of the stock trigger pull has been removed while the traditional reliability of a stock trigger remains. The pull weight is not lower than the M4/M16 minimum weight specification of 5.5lbs.
1. Performance Advantages for the Shooter
The ALG Defense ACT trigger pull is smoother and sharper than a stock trigger. This is accomplished by polishing the sear surfaces
smooth and HardLubing the trigger components.
Sear geometry has not been changed from the standard profile so the high reliability that the stock trigger
is known for is unchanged.
Trigger and hammer are made from true 8620 alloy steel military specification castings,
correctly carburized, quenched and tempered for high surface
Disconnector is 1070 High Carbon steel properly Austempered into the spring
range of hardness.
Springs are corrosion resistant and meet military specifications.
A full force hammer spring is used for positive ignition
of all type of ammunition.
Trigger and hammer pins are improved over stock mild steel by using 4140
Chrome-Moly steel that has been quenched and tempered. Pins are centerless ground to a fine
finish and a diameter 0.001” larger than stock to reduce play in the trigger assembly
while retaining a slip fit into
the weapon lower receiver. Both pins are Nickel-Teflon
Pull weight is above the U.S. Military minimum pull weight of 5.5lbs but does not reach near the upper
limit of 9.5lbs. Generally, the
pull weight is about 6.0lbs.
for the Armorer
The ALG Defense ACT trigger is an enhanced standard trigger so maintenance and installation procedures are unchanged.
Trigger assembly parts may be interchanged between triggers, there are no matched sets.
As a trigger meeting the essential U.S. Military trigger specification for the M4 carbine, the ALG Defense ACT can be substituted for lower performing stock triggers while still staying in compliance with Unit or Departmental requirements.
Note about HardLubing:
HardLubing is ALG's term for electroless Nickel plating with an
integral modifier to the base nickel plate.
Either Boron or Teflon
is used to enhance surface
hardness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance and also create favorable tribological properties of the trigger components.
Testing has shown that differential coating
of the trigger parts contributes to the sharpness of the ACT's single stage
pull. The trigger
component is plated
with Nickel-Boron which has a high surface hardness
combined with excellent wear resistance. The color is a pleasing matte light grey that may be painted on non-functional
surfaces if the shooter so desires (such as the trigger bow that
is visible outside
the lower receiver). The hammer, disconnector and trigger/hammer pins are plated
with Nickel-Teflon which combines
a low coefficient of friction with good wear resistance. The Teflon impregnation colors the metal a mottled, greyish/green. Parts coated with Nickel-Teflon cannot be painted.
Both coatings are highly
corrosion resistant eliminating the oil seal of traditional phosphated firearm