Many people are unaware of what the DigiTrigger actually is. And even after they gain clarity on how it works, some confusion still remains; people automatically lump it into the same category as other triggers, when actually, the DigiTrigger is in a class all its own.

A firearm that is DigiTrigger enabled becomes a hybrid, with two distinct fire control groups. The first and primary one is the mechanical group, which operates exactly as the mil-spec trigger group originally found in the AR-15. The second is a microprocessor based firing system, which operates seamlessly with the mechanical trigger group. Since the second fire control group is software based, the user can choose between preset modes. 

The purpose of the DigiTrigger is to give the shooter as many options as they want, so that their weapon becomes a system that can be tailored to their specific need.  If that need is defensive, leave the system in mechanical only. If that need is accuracy, select digital semi auto and take advantage of a trigger with no break. And finally, if the need is to expend maximum ammo, select pull/release and enjoy the full-auto comparable rate of fire that is made possible by a shot fired for each action of the trigger. 

Some people hear the description and still say, “Well, that’s great, but how is that any different than an Echo or Binary trigger?” The Echo trigger from Fostech and the Binary trigger from Franklin Armory are great products, but there are some key differences in the way that the DigiTrigger operates and how it is able to enhance your overall shooting ability.

DigiTrigger vs Fostech Echo trigger

Both triggers are drop-ins that offer a mechanical semi-auto mode. Those are the similarities.

The differences are that the Echo trigger is a mechanical only system, while ours has both a digital and a mechanical mode of operation. The Echo trigger limits the rate of fire so you don’t outrun your carrier by providing a proprietary bolt carrier along with the trigger. While this is a great innovation to prevent hammer follow, it does limit the shooter from selecting their own bolt carrier. With the DigiTrigger, our software programmatically limits the rate of fire, so there is no additional provision or product needed, and you can use your carrier of choice. 

DigiTrigger vs Binary trigger

The Binary trigger is also a drop-in system with a mechanical pull and release mode. However, this trigger does not have a way to limit the rate of fire, which means hammer follow is still possible. In the case of hammer follow, you will have to manually cycle the weapon to recock the hammer. Having to recock the weapon isn’t much of a big deal, and it is important to clarify that hammer follow isn’t the same as a slam fire as some believe. A slam fire is nearly impossible with the rotating bolt system of the AR-15. This is a scenario that is more commonly found on open bolt style weapon systems. The DigiTrigger mitigates the risk of hammer follow in our digital mode, so outrunning your bolt carrier is highly unlikely.

Why The Difference Matters

This may seem like a minor comparison, but it all comes down to convenience, performance, and choice. Because the DigiTrigger takes care of the details for you, you can put more energy into focusing on your target rather than on your weapon. Get a DigiTrigger today and see for yourself what a difference this innovation can make!

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