RISE Armament: “We make better triggers than anyone.”
OK, that’s not actually the RISE Armament slogan, but we wouldn’t jump to disagree if it was. RISE drop-in triggers have quickly grown in popularity over the last few years, and rightfully so. We even gave RISE with the title of “Best AR Triggers” as a part of our 2019 Ballistic’s Best Editor’s Choice Awards.
So when word broke at SHOT Show 2020 of a brand-new RISE trigger, needless to say we were excited. We ran over to the booth and found the all-new RISE Blitz drop-in AR trigger.
RISE Blitz Details
As the name indicates, the Blitz is incredibly fast. The first thing to take away with this single-stage trigger is the pull weight, which comes in at 3.5 pounds. RISE says the trigger “has virtually no creep” and, having pulled it a few times on the SHOT Show floor, we agree. The reset — RISE’s Quik-Klik system —is very fast.
There were a couple of other aspects of the Blitz that we really liked. Firstly, the trigger blade is a bit of hybrid, combining what we like about curved and flat triggers into one. It was a really easy pull every time. Secondly, it’s rated for pistol-caliber carbines. With the growing number of PCCs on the market, the Blitz is a welcomed addition. Calibers for the Blitz include .223/5.56, .308, 6.5, 9mm, and more.
Installation, like the rest of the trigger, is also pretty fast. It requires no set screws to tighten and RISE includes free anti-walk trigger pins for secure installation
As for the trigger’s build, RISE made the interior parts from S7 tool steel with heavy-hit hardening followed by a black nitride finish for enhanced strength and corrosion resistance. The LiteMite hammer also reduces weight. Meanwhile, the RISE NoWay Take-Up prevents movement prior to engaging the sear; so trigger movement begins with the pull required to move and actuate the sear to release the hammer.
Like all of its triggers, RISE precision-machined the Blitz with handcrafted fine-tuning. RISE also individually inspects each trigger. The aluminum housing adds enhanced durability over punch-tin–style housings.
Lastly is MSRP. Before we get there, it’s worth noting the Blitz is backed by the RISE “More-Bang-for-Your-Buck” Performance Guarantee and RISE Lifetime Warranty, so there’s that. And as we mentioned in the headline, MSRP comes in at $199, which kind of makes this a “why not?” purchase.
On top of the Blitz, RISE Armament also just released the RISE Rave 140; it’s a second generation upgrade of the RISE RA-140 Super Sporting Trigger (SST). Our friends at Personal Defense World have the scoop on the RISE Rave 140.
Availability on the Blitz begins in February 2020. Keep your eyes peeled on RISEArmament.com.
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