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What is Geissele Automatics

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Hey all, we here at True Shot Academy want to go over Geissele Automatics. This company is well-known for their high-quality products such as their triggers and AR-15 uppers and complete firearms. Our goal today is to go over the company while delving into some of their traits and product offerings. Without further ado, let’s get to know Geissele.


Who is Geissele Automatics?

Geissele Automatics was founded in 2004 by Bill Geissele. The company was borne from the founder’s desire to produce a match-grade trigger suitable for use in CMP and NRA Hi-Power Rifle competitions. After the introduction of the initial Hi-Speed National Match trigger in 2004, the trigger was employed in semi-automatic marksman and sniper rifles by the U.S. military. By 2005, the company was approached by the military to product a select-fire trigger which was as nice as the Hi-Speed National Match trigger. This spawned the Super Select-Fire trigger, a duty-rated trigger which has been adopted by USSOCOM and other entities. Law enforcement agencies have also utilized Geissele triggers for duty use. What followed was an expanded line of semi-automatic triggers which have become incredibly popular on the commercial market.

While the company originally produced triggers, Geissele Automatics also produces a number of other products. These products include firearms, rails, and optic mounts. On the firearm front, the company notably produces the Upper Receiver Group Improved (URGI). These upper receiver groups have notably been utilized by USASOC (United States Army Special Operations Command) and has been proving itself to be reliable in military use. Ultimately, Geissele is an innovative company which produces high quality products which have proven themselves on both the commercial market, on patrol, and in military use.


Where Are Geissele Automatics Products Made?

Geissele products are made in the United States. The company is based in North Wales, PA and manufactures and designs an overwhelming majority of their products in-house. This in-house manufacturing allows the company to keep a close eye on the quality of their products.

Geissele URG-I
Geissele URG-I
Geissele URG-I
Geissele URG-I

 Geissele Automatics Triggers

The triggers produced by Geissele are essentially the company’s bread and butter. While their other products are also popular and sell well, their triggers have the widest customer base of all their offerings. Their triggers are also what put them on the map in the first place. Currently, the company produces a wide variety of triggers for a variety of platforms. These offerings are also available in a variety of configurations. A number of triggers can be had in either single-stage or two-stage form, allowing end users to choose a trigger pull style which best suits their preferences. Regardless of whether the trigger is single-stage or two-stage in nature, the trigger will be free of creep and feature a crisp break.

 One will also be able to select profiles which range from traditional curved triggers, flat-faced triggers, and the company’s Lightning Bow profile. Aside from AR-15 and AR-10 platforms, Geissele also makes triggers for other types of firearms. Notably, the company produces options for the FN SCAR series, IWI Tavor, and Sig Sauer MCX series of firearms. Essentially, the company offers a wide range of triggers which appeal to shooters of all types.


Geissele Automatics Firearm Offerings

As far as firearms go, the company offers upper receiver groups and complete firearms. The uppers can be acquired in both stripped and complete form. The stripped options lack a muzzle device, bolt carrier group, and charging handle while the complete upper receivers include these components. These upper receivers can be had in the form of Super Duty or URGI offerings in a variety of barrel lengths. The Super Duty upper receivers and complete rifles are also available in multiple colors such as the company’s Luna Black, OD Green, and Desert Dirt Color options. Currently, one cannot purchase a URGI rifle from Geissele as they only offer uppers in this configuration. The Super Duty line is available in both upper receiver group and complete rifle form. Presently, the Super Duty rifles include HUXWRX QD 556 flash hiders which are compatible with their suppressors. The URGI upper receiver groups will include Surefire flash hiders which accommodate the SOCOM series of suppressors. Aside from the 5.56x45mm NATO offerings, the company also produces rifles in 6mm ARC and in 6.5 Creedmoor.


What Else Does Geissele Automatics Offer?

Besides their trigger and firearm offerings, the company produces other products. Geissele produces a number of optic mounts in their Super Precision. These range from traditional scope mounts to mounts for specific red dot optics and even Trijicon ACOGs. The company also notably offers their braded flatwire buffer springs in the form of their Super 42 products. These buffer springs are constructed from braided wire, extending the service life of the component and helping to dampen recoil impulses. The company also provides suppressor alignment rods to accommodate a variety of calibers. Popular calibers and diameters such as 5.56x45mm NATO, 9mm Luger, and 7.62 are represented by these products. These suppressor alignment rods manufactured by Geissele allow end users to verify the concentricity of their bore before they a shot is even fired. By ensuring proper alignment is achieved, one can avoid baffle strikes. These are just a few of the products offered by Geissele besides their triggers and firearms.

Geissele URG-I
Geissele URG-I

Why Are Geissele Automatics Products Expensive?

Geissele products do command a bit of a premium as far as price goes. This price tag is a result of the American manufacturing, high quality components, and research and development behind each of the products. While more expensive than budget-oriented options, Geissele products will truly deliver high-end performance and be around for the long haul.

If one wishes to save some money, they can keep an eye out for the occasional blem sales that the company runs. These products are backed by the company’s warranty and guaranteed to function as well as their unblemished products. In manufacturing operations, variances and oddities can definitely occur. These can be as small as nearly imperceivable nicks or off-color finishes. Some consumers have a hard time determining how their unit is classified as a blem in the first place. Essentially, if one is not concerned with small cosmetic imperfections, one can save a good deal of money during one of Geissele’s blem sales.

At the end of the day, while Geissele Automatics products may come with a high cost, they also deliver high value. These are premium products made to exacting standards, you will definitely get what you pay for.



All in all, one cannot go wrong with a Geissele Automatics product. The company builds their products to high standards and will stand behind their work in the event that something goes awry. Geissele products provide reliability, precision, and efficiency to shooters of all types. This is especially evident with their wide variety of triggers. Regardless of the Geissele product you go with, you will need ammunition to utilize it. We here at True Shot carry a wide range of ammunition to help you with your shooting endeavors. As always, happy shooting.


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