Patriot Ordinance Factory (POF) has a great AR-15 trigger package that’s well worth considering if you’d like a better trigger. POF is well known for quality piston driven AR-15s and were one of the pioneers in the piston AR market. In addition to developing one of the first successful AR piston systems that is still popular today, they have many other innovations to their credit. These include anti-tilt buffer tubes, roller cam pins for BCGs and they were one of the first to use a nitride finish on their barrels. Quality and innovation has become my expectation when POF comes out with a new part, so when I saw their new AR triggers it got my attention.
The main trigger components are precision machined out of tool steel and pre-installed in a nice looking red, anodized aluminum housing. This set up makes drop-in installation very simple. POF went a step further than most with urethane feet added to the bottom of the housing to help make for a perfect fit. Their trigger is a single stage type set at 4.5 lbs. and is very smooth and crisp. While many shooters these days seem obsessed with super light trigger pulls, in a high stress scenario, 4.5 lbs. is a pretty good all around weight. It’s a light enough pull for very good accuracy, yet it has enough feel to it to avoid accidental discharges and to be easy to predict under stress. I would consider 3.5 lbs. to be a practical minimum for combat or 3-gun type weapon that will need to perform speed shooting, long range shooting and shooting on the move. A 4.5 lbs. trigger gives you just a bit more of a safety factor without sacrificing speed or accuracy. The short, single stage pull on the POF trigger helps with speed and quick reset helps with speedy follow up shots. To add to the value, POF includes a set of KNS anti-walk pins which is a nice touch. All this for a retail price of $199.00 is pretty good in today’s market where many comparable triggers can cost $30-$100 more and don’t include a KNS pin set.