A better trigger. The Guys are always looking for better triggers. We want fast. We want durable. We want fast. We want adjustable. We want fast. We want little pre-travel. And we absolutely want fast. Between us all, we have gone through a lot of triggers. Most end up in little baggies by our work benches where we keep spare parts though, because we are always looking for “The Holy Grail” of triggers. So when we received the family of triggers from Hiperfire: Hipertouch 24, 24E and 24C, we immediately began planning our range days to put them through their paces.
Installation of the triggers:
The triggers all essentially install the same with one small difference for the 24C. Hipertouch includes a great instruction manual with the triggers, and also includes a video on their website to help with installation. If you have ever installed a fire control group before, you will not have an issue installing this one. It comes with everything you need, including a couple of parts not standard in other trigger systems: additional springs and spring mounting systems. These triggers use dual springs to let you adjust the trigger pull from 2.5-4.5lb. Basically, you select the matched pair you want to use for the weight you want, which Hiperfire has conveniently color coded, and that is all you need to do to set the pull weight. The toggle spring system also increases the hammer fall by over 35% versus Mil-Spec and other trigger systems. That is awesome, since it does it without increasing trigger pull weight and makes sure you do not have light firing pin strikes like you can when you try to lighten trigger pull by using lighter springs in other triggers. Installing the springs is easy to do without any tools, but removing them will require use of your firing pin or other similar tool to push in the piece that holds the springs in place.
As mentioned before, there is one difference in the 24C versus the other triggers: the Hipershoe. This optional little finger pad slips over the bottom of the Flat trigger of the 24C and lets you fine tune the pull weight by sliding it up and down, and to allow you to get consistent finger placement. After all, the 24C is a competition trigger and repeatability is important when competing – along with speed (but we’ll get to that in a minute). The only issue is if you are installing this trigger in a lower with a fixed trigger guard. In that situation, you need to get the shoe on before you finishing installing all the other parts; otherwise there will not be room to fit it on from the bottom of the trigger.
I do have to say, the tolerances were pretty darn tight. The pins had to be finagled a bit and everything felt nice and tight. You definitely notice the quality of the machining.
Hipertouch 24C Trigger
The first trigger we tested was the 24C mounted in an AR10. This turned out to be a mistake. You see, it ruined us for the other triggers in terms of pre-travel. There is basically no perceptible creep with this Flat match trigger, and the reset is incredibly short. This is one damn fast trigger; matched up with a Lantac Dragon muzzle brake, it’s sick how quickly and accurately you can put rounds on target. This instantly became the trigger that The Guys started calling Dibs on at the same time. This is the trigger you want when speed counts. That said, with essentially no pre-travel, I’m not sure I’d put this on my defensive/SHTF rifle, but there is no way this is leaving my AR10 any time soon. You hear that Ryan? I am so keeping it!
Hipertouch 24 & 24E Triggers
We tried these two triggers after the 24C; that made them feel a bit awkward. The 24 has pre-travel equal to a honed/ polished Mil-Spec trigger. The 24E has it as well, though much less than the base 24. We got so spoiled by the 24c that it became pretty noticeable in the 24 and 24E. That said, the creep is not bad at all, and in fact is very useful safety-wise for a defensive/duty rifle.
The difference between the 24 and 24E is that the 24E is more of a precision rifle type trigger. Less pre-travel, shorter reset — more for both than the 24C, but it holds the middle ground. I’d say the 24E is the perfect “all around” trigger. The base 24 model is perfect for your home defense carbine, SHTF rifle, an AR pistol kept in your truck… The 24E fits better on your DMR rifle, multi-purpose rifle, etc… I can see the 24E becoming my standard Go To trigger for new rifles.
Both triggers are very fast – everyone that has tried them out at the range ends up trying to see how fast they can fire. We’ve gone through a LOT of ammo in a short period of time. You just can’t help it – once you start diddling these triggers, you just start going faster and faster.
These triggers are smooth, with no gritty feel like in other triggers. They have a variety of pre-travel creep, from “a little bit” to “damn near none”, have a clean, crisp break and have a good amount of trigger pull weight adjustability.
So did we find the Holy Grail? Probably not. Someone will come up with something else we will want to try out. For now, I’m running 2 of them in
my top 2 ARs and I have no plans on changing them out. Ryan is pissed that he lost out on the 24C, but is enjoying the 24 until we get to test and evaluate the next set of upcoming triggers by Hiperfire for competition use (he’s been msging me every day calling dibs on one). Of course if they’re as nice as we’re expecting, the Holy Grail may be on the way. These are incredible triggers and your AR will thank you for installing one. You can’t go wrong with any of them.
Fit and Finish:
Ease of installation: