• AR Calvin Elite Single Stage Drop In

AR Calvin Elite Single Stage Drop In

Timney AR Triggers are designed to fit all mil-spec AR rifles, including the large pin Colt Rifles made in the 90’s. Compatible with all calibers of AR Rifle. 
Item #: 660CE
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Our Price: $299.95

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The Timney Calvin Elite Custom replacement trigger for the AR platform features end user customization in a drop-in unit. It maintains an ultra-reliable 5-pound hammer spring coupled with a crisp and zero creep 1.5-pound pull. The reset is remarkably quick and tactile, allowing for rapid and precise follow up shots.

The trigger comes with a total of four different shoes that include curved, flat, heeled, and knurled. All necessary tools for fitting and adjusting shoes are included. One key feature of the Calvin Elite AR trigger are the fully-adjustable shoes for a custom fit for every user and application. The shoes are adjustable for length of pull, cast and height for the ultimate in custom comfort and positive contact. Triggers ship standard with red shoes.

Trigger pull weight factory set at 1.5lbs. *Not Adjustable* Includes 4 different trigger shoes

Since it was founded in 1946, Timney Triggers has built a reputation based on the quality of its products. Because of the precision machining and workmanship that goes into each Timney product they are The World's Finest Triggers.™ Each and every Timney Trigger is individually tested and calibrated by hand in the action it was designed for before it's delivered to the customer's door. 

Calvin Elite AR Lubrication:

To reduce friction add grease to the underside of the hook. 

AR-15 Pins falling out:
AR-15 Pins falling out
When installing your Timney Calvin Elite AR-15 trigger be sure to tighten down the set screws once the pins and safety are in place. No torque wrench is necessary, hand tightening should be sufficient. 

AR-15 disconnect screw:

AR rifle double fires:

AR doubling can be caused by several factors including incorrect installation procedure, disconnect distance being incorrect, or user error. If the trigger is installed correctly and the distance is correct the issue can be the response to recoil of the shooter. This is frequently an issue with prone shooting since it is more difficult to get a good tight shoulder weld on the stock due to the angle.

Timney’s AR line of triggers feature a very short reset. That short reset is critically important for fast follow up shots. A shooter can essentially relax a finger and the springs will guide the hammer to reset the trigger for the next shot. While this feature is a premier function of the AR trigger it is also a contributing factor in double fires if the shoulder is not snug to the stock during shooting.

The recoil pushes the stock into the shoulder, the shooter stays in the trigger squeeze through the shot, following through to the end of the range of motion. If the shoulder is not square and or snug so the recoil is properly absorbed by the body, the rifle will recoil forward from the shoulder and because the reset is so short the rifle will fire a second time. This is commonly referred to as a bump fire or bounce fire.

To prevent double firing be sure to keep the shoulder snug to the stock through the shot. If the rifle recoil causes it to bump off of the shoulder relax your finger so that you don’t inadvertently squeeze off a second shot.

Practice squeezing slowly and deliberately through the shot, squeeze the trigger until the range of motion has stopped. Once it is complete slowly relax the finger, listen and feel for the triggers reset. You will not need to pull the finger off the trigger but rather relax into the reset of the trigger. Once you have found the reset be sure to feel for it when shooting from other shooting positions, especially prone or from a bench/shooting stand.

Tech Tips Downloads

Disconnect Adjustment.pdf
Calvin Elite AR Lubrication Point.pdf
AR 15 Pins falling out.pdf
AR rifle double fires.pdf


Average Rating:
(based on 6 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 6 Reviews:

by Tom Petersen
on 4/13/2018
from Phoenix, AZ
AR Calvin Elite Single Stage Drop In
I cannot express how pleased I am to buy a quality product that is made here in Phoenix. It restores my faith in the fact that there are still American companies that take pride in their products and their history. I will continue to use and buy ONLY their products.  Thank you & Semper FI.
by Jim
on 3/18/2018
from New Stanton pa
I love. It
by Sam
on 11/5/2017
from Colorado Springs
Calvin Elite
This trigger is smooth and easy to drop in. I like the trigger shoe easy to adjust to your sweet spot. It's perfect for 3gun competition it's dropped seconds off my engagements.
by Mark C
on 10/11/2017
from GA
AR-15 Calvin Elite
A+++ Super easy to install. High quality. Would buy again! 
by Kelly
on 6/28/2017
from South Dakota
This trigger is amazing with its 1.5 LB pull and the adjustments you can make to how the trigger sits, it helps with comfort on how your finger lays on the trigger to be able to get shots off quicker, so crisp and the reset is crisp. 
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Timney AR Triggers are designed to fit all mil-spec AR rifles, including the large pin Colt Rifles made in the 90’s. Compatible with all calibers of AR Rifle. 

This trigger works with these rifles:

  • All Military Spec Built Lowers

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What Is Trigger Pull weight?

Pull weight is the amount of pressure, in ounces or pounds, required to fire the trigger. Or in other words, how hard you have to squeeze the trigger to shoot your rifle. Timney Trigger experts at our Phoenix, Arizona plant hand-test every trigger in its intended action and then set the pull weight at our factory standard, 3 lbs.

If you prefer a different pull weight you simply select it from the drop down above and your Timney Trigger will be customized to your preference.

The #1 reason to replace your factory trigger with a Timney is accuracy. A lighter, crisper, more consistent trigger pull will make you more accurate with your firearm.

Below is a guide for pull weight selection:

2-2.5 pounds

Light trigger pull weights are great for people shooting lighter weight rifles as they can help keep you on target during the shot. Also common weights for target shooting from a bench.

3-3.5 pounds

By far the most common trigger pull weights -this is great for virtually all applications including target shooting, hunting and 3-gun competitions.

4.0 pounds+

Heavy trigger pull weights are good for cold weather hunting or applications where you may be shooting with gloves on.