Originally Posted By devinsdad:
This topic comes up at least once a week. All of the major makers have their fans and haters. Seems like the big difference in the kits, other than the price, is the quality of the trigger in the kit, as the pins, detents and springs are, for all intensive purposes....the same. I used a Spikes kit (on sale and free shipping from AIM, thats why I got it), a Armalite bolt release (I just like the look of it) and the trigger group was worked over by Bill Springfield. $35 Is all I'm willing to spend on a trigger, my kind of shooting has no place for a $200+ trigger, and I really don't know how much better it would feel anyway. You really can't go wrong with any of the major players, I wouldn't be surprised if they all got the parts from the same place. So, take your pick: Spikes, DD, RRA, Stag, Armalite, DPMS, High Standard, and so many more... all will do what you want, it really depends on how much you want to pay.
I would disagree with this statement. My experience has been exactly the opposite. For instance, having purchased several of both RRA and CMT/Stag LPKs a years or so ago, I found that both brands came with triggers and hammers with identical markings. The difference between the two was the springs and small parts- springs between brands were distincively different, as were the disconnectors, safeties, and bolt catches. I suspect that there are only one or two companies making the FCG parts which nearly all companies buy from, while the other parts come from a broader list of sources.