I have a friend that has used Timney Triggers in his AR builds for many years. He loves them. I didn’t really think about whether they were available for pistols until last summer when I had a chance to try them at a media event at Gunsite Academy.
We had the opportunity to shoot a variety of guns and some had the Timney triggers. One was a Smith and Wesson M&P and I was excited to try it since I shoot an M&P 2.0 Performance Center C.O.R.E. in competition. Oh, my goodness, it felt as good as I’d heard. Now I really wanted one for my competition gun.
I received the package with the Alpha Competition Series for Smith & Wesson M&P and it looked pretty simple because there wasn’t a lot in the package. I looked up YouTube videos because I thought I’d try installing it myself. I wasn’t long before I reminded myself that working on guns is simply not my skillset and I shouldn’t try to put it in myself.
Fortunately, my local gun club was having a half-off special for gunsmith work, plus I had a small gift card. So, it ended up costing me only $17.00 to have the Timney trigger professionally installed and I didn’t have to worry about whether I had put it in correctly from a YouTube video. After installation, the gunsmith was excited to try the trigger as well. The big grin on his face said it all, followed by an, “Oh, yeah, that’s a really nice trigger.”
I was anxious to try it to see if it was as good as the one I’d tried at Gunsite. Sometimes when you try something you don’t know if it had additional modifications that would make it different than what you would experience in your own gun. I’m pleased to report that it was just as good as the demo. It has a very light trigger pull that was quite different from my stock (yet very good) trigger that I was used to. According to the website the Timney trigger has a three-pound pull weight. It has a very crisp, easily identifiable reset.
This trigger takes an already great competition gun and makes it a fantastic one. I now understood why my friend put Timney triggers in all his builds.
The Timney trigger is also a great price at an MSRP of $169.00.