Originally Posted by jon321
I just tested the pull on my trigger and its reading just a tad over 8lbs.
Mil-spec triggers are part of the base model of just about every brand of AR. They are inexpensive and reliable. They are also heavy and gritty. The heavy part is by design, for safety. The gritty will resolve itself with use.
You can get an improved trigger with a 3.5lb to 4lb pull for as little as $45 or as much as $350. For a lower cost improvement, I highly recommend the $70.00 ALG Advanced Combat Trigger (ACT). Best bang for the buck in my experience.