I was looking for a little something to add to my AR15 carbine, because as most of you know you can never stop adding things to an AR. So I ran across the Spike’s Tactical Nickel Boron Battle Trigger group and I thought I’d give it a try.
Swapping out the trigger is easy enuff as most of your know and there’s nothing unusual about this trigger group that’s any different. The trigger group is complete so no parts from your old trigger group will be needed.
Once I installed it, and after a bit of dry firing, it was time to get to the range.
There are several things that seperate it from my mil-spec DPMS trigger group that it replaced.
First off when firing I noticed that out of the box the Spike’s trigger is much stiffer, and at first I was very disappointed. Now it felt like it was about a 6 lb trigger pull, but the stiffness really threw me off, but I’m glad to say that after a couple hundred rounds the stiffness went away.
Next we have the take up before the break, and this is one of the areas where the trigger shines, there is almost no noticable take up in the trigger before the break, as soon as you apply 6 lbs of pressure the trigger breaks.
This leads us into the very clean breaking trigger, no slop, no spongy mess, just a clear clean break, a good upgrade from my previous trigger.
Now for the reset, the reset is a fair bit shorter than my previous trigger but doesn’t have that clear audible click I enjoy in my triggers which my DPMS trigger did have. You can however feel the reset point very clearly, so not too bad.
All in all, at a price of $59.95 at most online retailers its a good solid upgrade to your mil-spec AR trigger for a good price. It won’t be what you want to get if your putting together a competition rifle, but for a little range time and some run n’ gun fun this will definitely do the trick nicely and add a little Nickel plated Bling to your rifle at the same time.