I was sent the Nomad from RMT Triggers to take for a run. I dropped it in my newer competition rifle and took it to the range. After a few drills, I was pleasantly surprised with its smooth break and reset. After a couple of range days with it in my M4, I installed it in my Aero M5 (AR10) platform and took it for a spin. This is their flagship trigger and they are looking to revolutionize the drop-in trigger market relying on their extensive engineering experience.
The feature that stands out on the Nomad is the 6° of rotation and pivot found on the flat faced trigger. It is held into the bottom of the trigger “bar” (for lack of a better term) with a hexhead screw. There is a little travel of the “trigger bar”, side to side while the trigger pivots, but doesn’t seem to have an effect on the sear or miniaturized disconnector and is not present when the hammer is cocked. I didn’t notice the movement while pulling the trigger during the test fire drills. I was able to apply different directional pressures on the trigger without any change in travel or break. The single-stage trigger is set at 3lbs from the factory, but feels closer to 2 lbs with the short, smooth travel and internal mechanics. It has a very short, positive reset to match.
“Machined to a medical grade fit and finish” requires quality materials. Both the housing and the trigger are made of 7075 aluminum and anodized for durability, corrosion resistance and of course to add the color. The hammer is made from S7 tool steel which provides shock absorbing properties and impact resistance for high strength and toughness. And as if it mattered, also resistant to softening at moderately high heat for when you are hammer down with your can on. The key components are made of 440c stainless steel, for high strength, hardness and wear resistance where it matters most. The drop-in trigger comes with two anti-walk pins with screws. The fit in my Aero Precision lowers was like a glove, slid in without any extra room. Like most drop-in triggers, the pin channels prevent the springs from retaining standard pins and require anti-walk or anti-rotation pins (included). The trigger spring is built into the back of the housing. The quality machining coupled with the stronger materials lends itself to the crisp reset. The trigger weighs in at only 2.2oz, for those shaving weight where they can.
The Nomad currently retails for $280, putting it on the higher end of match grade, drop-in triggers and comes with a lifetime warranty. Initially it will be carried on Optics Planet and the RMT website. Look for it on additional sites in the future. There is a fixed trigger version expected to come out in spring 2022 for $189 retail, same great qualities without the pivoting trigger. My final thoughts are: it is a smooth trigger that accommodates any trigger pull and is well made from quality materials.
I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based on my personal experience with the product.
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