Let's face it, the triggers on your average AK were made by comrades who couldn't wait to get their next bottle of vodka. They work when they need to but they tend to be heavy and gritty like the comrades that made them.
The people at Geissele Automatics' sister company ALG Defense may have a solution to fix those triggers. According to their Instagram post, it is called the Lightning Bow and it will be released at SHOT Show. Geissele is going to be one of the participants at Media Day at the Range so I may have a chance to try it out.
If it is anywhere as good as their ALG MilSpec trigger for the AR, I think they may have something here.
UPDATE: ALG Defense has posted the details and the MSRP of their AK triggers on their Facebook page this afternoon.
New Product Announcement - The ALG AK Trigger
The ALG AK Trigger (AKT) is a single stage trigger machined from S7 tool steel for the AK47 and AK74 variant platform. The AKT features a smoother and shorter trigger pull than the stock trigger, and is ideal for combat and home defense use. It has a Manganese Phosphated finish for corrosion resistance.
In addition to the standard model, the Enhanced model has a pull that is even lighter and has a much crisper break which is ideal for precision and target shooting. The Enhanced trigger is hard lubed which creates a permanent self-lubricating surface which will enhance the smoothness of the trigger’s pull, and the hammer is Black Nitride processed for maximum abrasion and corrosion resistance.
Both models feature a unique trigger bow known as the Lightning Bow, which is a hybrid between a flat and a curved trigger bow that produces a very comfortable feel for the user over the stock trigger. For OEM’s and builders, the AKT will also lend three parts towards 922(r) Compliance.
MSRP: ALG AK Trigger: $49 ALG AK Trigger Enhanced: $75
***Please note: The straw coloring of the trigger is due to heat treatment on a prototype trigger.