Single-Stage/Two-Stage Triggers

Single-Stage Triggers

image of single-stage trigger

A single-stage trigger is designed to operate in one smooth range of motion, which can make accurate fire easier. Most single-stage triggers have lighter pull weights compared to two-stage triggers. 

Two-Stage Triggers

handgun with two-stage trigger
closeup of two stage trigger

Instead of firing as one smooth range of motion like a single-stage trigger, a two-stage trigger requires an extra pull range to facilitate firing. The trigger is pulled until the trigger pull weight changes; pulling beyond that point discharges the firearm. (A two-stage trigger is not the same as a double-action trigger in a handgun.)

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