When ALG introduced the first incarnation of their AK trigger, there were great expectations. And deservedly so. After all, ALG is a division of Geissele, arguably one of the best rifle trigger manufacturers in the business.
I had a chance to test it out at Big 3 East, an industry confab near Daytona Florida, last year.
I was a little less than enthralled. My problem wasn’t with the quality; it was the function. It had a really light pull. We’re talking in the neighborhood of hair trigger at about 2 ½ pounds. Granted, mounted on an Arsenal AK-74, it was fun to shoot but far too light for my personal taste.
I mentioned this to ALG General Manager, Ashley McCarthy at the time and she said others had similar feedback. The upshot: ALG responded with an enhanced version of the product that gave users an option to add an “auxiliary” spring to the FCG. This added another pound or so the pull which made all the difference in the world.
After testing the new, improved version, I was totally won over.
In the meantime rifle manufacturers such as Krebs Custom took a long hard look at AKT. Marc Krebs also liked what he saw in the trigger and replaced his existing trigger set, a modified G2 from Tapco, with the AKT.
That alone speaks volumes about this trigger.
Installing one on for your own AK is not hard to do.
However, in addition to swapping out the old trigger system for the new one you’ll also need to add an extra spring, which is mounted on the trigger pin. (Needle nosed pliers will help!)
About 25% of the time you’ll also need to add a small roll pin which is provided in the kit.
Fit and finish were beautiful on this single stage trigger which retails from ALG for about $50. It’s machined from triple alloy steel and coated with a Manganese Phosphate finish. Aesthetically, the major difference between this product and the industry standard G2 is the “lightning bow” configuration of the trigger. The G2 is much more curved.
The Krebs modified AKT is in my estimation, nothing short of great.
There’s a teensy weensy bit of take up—not quite enough to qualify the trigger as a two-stage–and then a predictable break which is as crisp and clean as any AK trigger I’ve ever squeezed. The reset is equally decisive and short.
Tom Corr, the representative from Krebs, told me the modified trigger provides a slight bit of creep to prevent accidental double taps but provides a crisper break and wall.
You could certainly say the same thing about the stock trigger.
I compared the stock AKT (which I have on one of my AKs) with the Krebs model and to be honest, they are very similar.
The main, discernible difference between the two was that the uptake on the Krebs version was smoother than the stock AKT. The break, which is at approximately 3.5 lbs, is the same on both.
If you’re not happy with your stock AK trigger, try one of these and you’ll never look back.