The Recon uses a Blackhawk AR Blaze trigger system. This is a mil-spec trigger than has been polished and hardened for a better trigger pull. It is much smoother than the average “mil-spec” trigger. But at 6 pounds 3 ounces with a lot of travel, it’s still a bit too “mil-specky” for my trigger-snob taste. I suspect this trigger also may have accounted for some of the fliers I experienced when shooting groups. When a trigger pull is almost 90 percent of the weight of a gun, it’s hard to maintain precision. Make no mistake, though—for the price of this rifle, this is an excellent trigger, and most shooters will be delighted with it. But if you want it to be all it can be for precision shooting, you will need to install an aftermarket trigger, which is the case with most every other AR-style rifle.