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Old 12-29-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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Geissele SSA vs. SSA-E ?

Hi All,

I'm finally getting around to replacing the crappy parts-kit trigger in
my primary AR lower. Right now I have a Stag Arms LPK with a Wolff
extra-power hammer spring, which I needed to reliably fire Russian
7.62x39 when I'm using that particular upper.

People seem to like the Geissele triggers but I really can't find much difference between the SSA and SSA-E.
The descriptions at Midway say the SSA-E has a "full power hammer spring for reliability with hard military primers".
Nothing is said about the spring for the SSA.

A friend has recommended the ALG Defense combat trigger, which I've never used.

Any recommendations/reviews much appreciated!

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Old 12-29-2016, 07:09 PM   #2
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The difference is that the SSA-E has a pull weight of 3.5 pounds on average while the SSA has a pull weight of 4.5 pounds. The only other difference is that the SSA-E is hand tuned by a tech to break at the lower pull weight.

Your best bet is to call Geissele customer service and explain that you need to ignite 7.62x39R primes in steel cased ammo. Most Geissele triggers are designed for mil-spec AR15s, not AKs.

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Old 12-29-2016, 07:46 PM   #3
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I believe almost all Geissele triggers have full power hammer springs.

Bill Geissele explains the differences between his triggers. Fast forward to the comparison between the SSA & SSA-E if you like, but the whole video is worth watching. I was all set on an SSA-E for my first Geissele trigger but went with an SD-E instead with no regrets.

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Old 12-30-2016, 02:14 AM   #4
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I have 3 SSA-E's in 5.56 lowers. Have shot lots of garbage Russian steel case with not one fail to fire. Great trigger, if you like it, get it and forget it!
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Thanks for all the input; great video!
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reiney, there's another option, I don't know if they are exclusive to Brownells or not, and that are the Geissele G2S, and G2S-E. They use "spring clips" to locate on the included trigger pins, which I don't use since I use KNS Pins. They run around $50 less than the equivalent SSA/SSA-E. I initially bought the SSA, and SSA-E for the first couple of ARs I had that got upgrades. I saw these advertised, in Brownells, and tried one of each, and cannot see any real difference in the triggers themselves.
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