Geissele AR15 Super Semi-Automatic Trigger - Small Pin

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Geissele Super Semi-Automatic Trigger for your small pin (milspec) lower receiver AR15.

Super Semi-Automatic Trigger Overview

The Geissele Super Semi-Automatic (SSA) Trigger is the semi-auto only version of a select fire trigger that Geissele makes for U.S. SOCOM. The SSA is a non-adjustable combat trigger, it is not a match trigger. The second stage break is like a carrot rather than an icicle. Suitable for Close Quarters Battle (CQB) and mid-range carbine work, the Geissele SSA is also the perfect trigger for Squad Designated Marksman (SDM) rifles. A short summary of the Geissele SSA features and advantages follows.

1. Performance Advantages for the Shooter
The Geissele SSA has a pull weight of about 4.5lb. 2.5 lbs on the first stage and 2lb on the second stage. The pull weights and sear engagement are non-adjustable.
Trigger and hammer are made from quality tool steel
Sear surfaces are cut by a wire edm machine. Sears cut this way are very accurate and the non-directional surface finish of the wire edm gives a smooth trigger pull without the associated grittiness of directional machining marks left by a milling cutter.
The initial force needed to start the disengagement of the sear surfaces is low and the force linearly increases at a low rate. This helps the shot to fall at the initial point of aim and aids in building shooter confidence in his weapons ability to put the rounds where his sight is pointing.
The Geissele SSA trigger allows the shooter to slap through the trigger pull on close in shots but also set up a long range shot with a crisp trigger break.
A full force hammer spring is used for quick lock time and positive ignition of all types of ammo. No lightened hammer spring is used.
The hammer is lighter than a standard AR15 hammer. The lightened hammer favorably decreases lock time and increases accuracy of the weapon, especially for snap shots.
2. Advantages for the Armorer
The Geissele SSA is a simple design that is very similar to the original M16 trigger. The number of parts is identical.
There are no adjustment screws to come loose.
All springs are captive; they will not get lost during dis-assembly in the field
The entire trigger can be dissembled for cleaning (no rivets or staked parts)
The trigger can be installed without removing the safety
Sear engagement is pre-set from the factory.
Hammer and trigger pins are a close slip fit into nominal receiver holes so the trigger can be installed and removed with rudimentary tools.
Triggers come with a slave pin for the trigger/disconnector assembly for easy installation.
3. Safety Advantages
The Geissele SSA is a 2 stage trigger where there is generous overlap of the sear surfaces which contributes to safety and a low tendency of any inadvertent movement of the trigger to discharge the weapon.
The Geissele SSA has a patented pseudo sear that is almost identical to the standard AR15 single stage sear. However, this secondary sear has surfaces that never touch during normal operation. This sear prevents the hammer from falling unless the trigger is pulled.
The secondary safety sear contributes to shooter confidence in dynamic/vehicle situations where a fellow shooter's muzzle may cover him. There is firm knowledge that even with the safety in the fire position the weapon can never discharge unless the trigger is pulled.
Trigger timing is robust and parts have been sized to operate with a certain amount of wear to the working surfaces. The trigger is designed to operate in dusty, abrasive environments that cause wear.


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11 Reviews

  • 5
    Easy to install works perfect

    Fast shipping good product would buy again

  • 5
    Geissele SSA Trigger

    Fast shipping and excellent service will definitely buy from again.

  • 5
    Good trigger

    You get what you pay for. Expensive but great trigger

  • 5
    Geissele SSA Trigger

    I bought this SSA trigger to put in my New Sig MCX. It took the trigger pull from 10lbs stock to 4 lbs 13 oz.and brakes like glass

  • 5

    Just read the other reviews, everything they say is true.

  • 5
    Combat Trigger

    Great Combat Trigger. The trigger pull is light, A little heavy for a marksman or match trigger. But I love it on my general use carbine. The difference in stages is very noticeable and it breaks very clean.

    I would recommend this trigger.

  • 4
    Almost live up to their claims!

    Just bought 2 of these to replace the stock NM triggers in my RRA lowers. I never messed with the trigger group in an AR, but installed the first one in about 20 mins, second one in about 10 mins. No gunsmith needed, just take your time and read instructions carefully. Both triggers had pulls averaging 5lbs., 7 ozs., using a Lyman digital trigger scale. A little heavier than the advertised 4.5lbs. Thats the reason for the four stars, and not five. I hope the triggers "wear in", and the trigger pulls come down a pound. I may try tweaking the trigger spring to lower the poundage. Outside of the pull weight, the first stage is very smooth, and it is VERY obvious when you hit the second stage....trigger movement stops. Its like hitting a wall! Second stage does break very clean, with no perceptible creep or overtravel. A very good trigger for the money!

  • 5
    Excellent! The rifleman's AR15 trigger.

    Straightforward install, requires only a pin punch to help get the old pins out, and some patience. Took me 30 minutes to take the old one out and put the new one in.

    Geissele really has outdone itself with this trigger. The machine work and quality of the design is evident from the time you open the package. Looking at the parts with a critical eye leaves nothing to be desired.

    Once installed, the trigger feels like a NM M1A. I am not kidding (I have one). Buy yourself one of these, you won't be disappointed. It transforms the feel of the AR15 platform.

  • 5
    Simply Outstanding

    Quick/Easy to install, no adjustment screws to come loose, and the best feel of any AR trigger I've experienced. The fact that it's non-adjustable means it's combat-ready, and the clean break makes it worthy of a match-rifle, it really is the best of both worlds. I replaced a Timney with this and am not looking back, I think I'm in love.