Ruger 10/22 Trigger Upgrades

Ruger 10/22 Triggers

There’s several good Ruger 10/22 Trigger Upgrades. Unfortunately most of them cost as much or possibly even more then the initial purchase price of the gun. In addition to the drop-in triggers listed below there’s numerous manufactures that offer upgrade parts for the existing 10/22 trigger for a more economical solution. To get an idea of what’s involved with that check out this page from Brownells.

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Timney Triggers

Timney Triggers 10/22 Drop-In Assembly

Timney Triggers 10/22 Drop-In Assembly

Timney Triggers 10/22 Drop-In Assembly

Timney Triggers’ 10/22 Drop-In Assembly contains a complete trigger assembly, cross-bolt safety, bolt catch and magazine release. The automatic bolt release allows the user to simply pull and release the charging handle to unlock the bolt, with or without the magazine inserted, and the magazine release extends from the front of the assembly to the underside of the trigger guard.

The steel trigger, sear and hammer are wire-EDM cut and heat-treated for durability. The housing is CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminum and fits into any standard 10/22 stock. For installation, simply remove the two receiver cross pins, remove the old assembly, insert the Drop-In and then reinsert the cross pins. Trigger-pull weight is factory-set at 2 pounds, 12 ounces, with no discernible creep

 

Timney Triggers has just started accepting preorders of their new drop-in trigger for the Ruger 10-22. “EDM cut, Teflon-Nickel coated, exceptionally smooth, crisp, single-stage, drop-in trigger. Pull weight 2.5 pounds.

Ruger 10/22 2.5 Pound Timney Trigger

KIDD Ruger 10/22 Two-stage Trigger

The KIDD trigger offers the incredibly clean and consistent let off expected in a target trigger while maintaining the total reliability and safety required of a field trigger. The pull weight can be infinitely distributed between the two stages offering a pull as light as 6 ounces (3 ounces on the first stage and 6 ounces on the second stage) or as heavy as 2.5 pounds.

KIDD Two-stage Trigger for the ruger 10/22

KIDD Two-stage Trigger for the ruger 10/22

Volquartsen Trigger Guard 2000

This complete Volquartsen Trigger Assembly is CNC machined from aircraft aluminum and equipped with precision EDM parts. It features an internal pre-travel adjustment and a hammer that is precision ground from 440C stainless steel and hardened to 58 RC. The sear and disconnector are made of A2 hardened tool steel with tolerances of +/- .0002″, complete with custom tuned springs. The trigger is black anodized, equipped with an over travel adjustment screw and is reset internally to eliminate any dragging or inconsistencies caused by a conventional trigger plunger. An automatic bolt release and an extended magazine release are also included. Trigger pull is pre-set to 2 to 2-1/2 lbs. Due to the oversized safety used, it may be necessary for some stocks to be modified slightly to accommodate this part.

Volquartson Trigger Guard 2000

Jard Ruger 10/22 Trigger

The Jard Ruger 10/22 Machined, aluminum, trigger housing with hardened, steel components replaces the non-adjustable, factory trigger in your Ruger 10/22 for a crisp, consistent, single stage trigger pull worthy of the finest match rifle. Patented, two-lever system puts the sear engagement point at the backside of the hammer for improved leverage that lightens pull weight to approximately 1.5 or 2.5 pounds, depending on model. Extra-power hammer spring ensures fast, positive primer ignition. Adjustments for sear engagement and overtravel allow precise tuning to eliminate creep. Includes pivoting ejector, magazine latch, and push-button safety. Spring-loaded, bolt lock lever disengages automatically when bolt is pulled rearward for easy, one-handed bolt operation. Available in black or silver. Drop-in installation using the factory, receiver cross-pins.

Jard Ruger 10/22 Trigger System

Jard Ruger 10/22 Trigger System

Hornet Custom Ruger 10/22 Trigger

The best selling Hornet custom trigger assembly upgrade for your Ruger 10/22. If you have been dissatisfied with the 6-8 pound trigger pull that came with your rifle, this customized trigger assembly may be perfect for hunting & off-hand target shooting. The crisp trigger release is only 2-3/4 pounds. Each trigger assembly has been carefully fitted, lubricated, and tested for safety and reliability. What makes it special are the custom replacement parts included in the assembly. Standard trigger and housing color is black. Best application: Hunting & off-hand target shooting.

Easy drop-in installation. No special tools needed. Instructions included. After the stock is removed, two cross-pins attach the assembly to the receiver. Drift them out, drop the old assembly, and reassemble in reverse order. It can be done in less than 5 minutes without experience.

Hand polished and honed Hammer for a light, smooth, trigger release. Lightweight Trigger Return Spring and Custom Radius Trigger Return Plunger polished for smoothness. Custom Sear and Disconnector honed for minimal positive engagement consistent with safety. Automatic Bolt Release eliminating two-hand operation – just pull back and release. Custom Extended Magazine Release – push forward and the magazine easily drops away – no more convoluted pinching to operate the release. Custom hammer, sear, and disconnector pins to eliminate most of the trigger play. Satin black polymer housing, red trigger, red extended magazine release. All parts are fitted, lubricated, and test fired.

Hornet Custom Ruger 10/22 Trigger

Hornet Custom Ruger 10/22 Trigger

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TandemKross Ruger 10/22 Ruger Mark Pistol Parts

 

Ruger 10/22 Magazine Doubler - TandemKross Ruger 10/22 Ruger Mark Pistol Parts

Ruger 10/22 Magazine Doubler

TandemKross Ruger 10/22 Ruger Mark Pistol Parts

I recently became of a company called Tandemkross that specializes in aftermarket parts for the Ruger 10/22, Ruger 22/45, Ruger Mark II Ruger Mark III and Keltec PMR Pistols. Tandemkross offers some pretty neat products. The first such product to catch my eye is the  Ruger 10/22 Mag Doubler. The Ruger 10/22 Magazine Doubler connects two 10 round magazines together at the base. It is the cleanest implementation of the concept I have seen to date. For more info on Tandemkross visit their website.

  • Allows 2 10/22 Rotary Magazines from Ruger to be “double” stacked
  • Easy to install. Does not modify the magazines in any way
  • Durable plastic design for years of service

KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel

KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel

KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel

KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10/22 Match Bull Barrel

KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10/22 Match Bull Barrel

 

KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel

I recently purchased a KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN Bull Barrel from a close friend for an incredible price. He had purchased the KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel as an upgrade for his Ruger 10/22 but unfortunately the barrel weight was more than his kids could handle. Basically they struggled through one loaded magazine and that was it. To my eyes the KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel appears unused.

Acquiring this barrel  causes yet another project to go unfinished while another comes to life.  My friends point about barrel weight is valid so I decided that addressing the weight might be an interesting project in itself. I have a few idea but I will not spill the beans at this time. You will just have to keep checking back.

The image of the KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel at the top of the page is from the KIDD website. I will shoot my own very soon for a little before and after comparison.

 

KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel Description:

We believe these are the finest barrels on the market, each one is hand lapped. Our stainless steel barrel is bored and rifled by Lothar Walther in Germany. Tony Kidd then performs all the final machining to make our match barrel a worthy KIDD product. A proprietary chamber reamer is used to ensure the cartridge and bullet feed smoothly while allowing the bullet to consistently engrave the rifling .020″.    Our barrels are chambered to accept .22 ammo (not long enough for stingers) and have a 1:16 twist.  The unique convex extractor slot eliminates extraction problems by ensuring the extractor is always in perfect alignment with the case rim. Why doesn’t everybody use this extractor slot? Because the tooling is very expensive and requires tolerances be held very close for proper machining. Each barrel receives an 11 degree crown and the double ring logo at the muzzle.  Our 20″ bull barrel weighs 3.5 lbs, 18″ weighs 3.3 lbs, and our 16.5″ weighs 3.1lbs.
We can offer such a great price on this barrel because we don’t sell to distributors, only retail and dealer pricing is offered, therefore we don’t have to increase our price to compensate for 3 tier pricing. There are cheaper barrels out there but as with all KIDD products, “you get what you pay for.” To avoid “barrel droop,” check your clamp to make sure you only have moderate tension on the screws. We tighten them to around 10 inch pounds which is just snug enough to keep the barrel from moving forward. No more than this, as even the slightest tension moves the barrel and receiver out of alignment.

Barrel installation: Depending on your receiver, if there is paint build up in the receiver where the barrel extension is inserted, be sure to scrape that out. If the barrel is tight, use an anti-seize compound to assist in installation. It is best if you can get the barrel started, then turn it over and tap the back of the receiver with a rubber mallet. Be sure to line the extractor slot up as you are installing the barrel. Your barrel is ready to shoot, just run two magazines through it before you really start looking at group size. Do this each time you change brands of ammunition as well. Keep the chamber clean, but don’t clean the bore too much you will decrease accuracy. Depending on the ammo, clean the bore around every 500 rounds.

Buy Ruger 10/22 Magazines Now

Buy Ruger 10/22 Magazines

Translucent Ruger 10/22 Magazine, Buy Ruger 10/22 Magazines

Translucent Ruger 10/22 Magazine

If you need to Buy Ruger 10/22 Magazines Impact Guns just announced you can buy  Ruger 10/22 magazines at this very moment from the Impact Guns website.  Click here to order yours as they are certain to go out of stock quickly. These genuine factory Ruger 10/22 magazines are the 40th anniversary 10 round clear variety part#  BX-1-40. If you miss this opportunity I suggest keeping an eye on the Brownells and Ruger websites.

I never thought I would see the day where the availability of 10 round Ruger 10/22 magazines would be noteworthy. My how times have changed for the worst.

Kidd Innovative Design 10/22

Kidd Innovative Design 10/22

Kidd Innovative Design 10/22

Kidd Innovative Design 10/22

This past Christmas as a gift I received a Tactical Solutions Vantage 10/22 Stock in Crimson Red. While a little unexpected and unplanned for I was pleasantly surprised by this beautiful and thoughtful gift. The timing was perfect. I had been in the process of gathering parts for another 10/22 project for this site but I was not very far along in the process and the new stock allowed me to fast-track another brand new project. You see back in the fall, early September if I recall correctly I happened on to a website from a company called  Kidd Innovative Design.  My initial impression of the website was that Kidd Innovative Design offered premium 10/22 part’s that could be used to assemble possibly the finest 10/22’s. To say I was interested is an understatement. I then set out to research Kidd Innovative Design’s products on the various rimfire forums. By all reports there were no finer 10/22 parts. That was all I needed the bug was planted.

Kidd Innovative Design 10/22 Parts

Kidd Innovative Design 10/22 Parts

Fast forward to January I decided to put off the other 10/22 project and order a KIDD Classic Receiver for examination purposes before taking the full plunge. Much to my surprise the receiver arrived at my FFL in a few days. It was apparent that the KIDD Classic Receiver was beautifully machined and finished inside and out. A few days later I ordered the remainder of the parts to complete the project. Three days later USPS delivered a little box of joy. Kidd Innovative Design’s attention to detail is evident in their packaging and shipping. There is absolutely no risk of of anything getting dinged or scuffed. Midway can learn a few things from these folks.

The trigger assembly, barrel and bolt are machined and finished just as well as the Classic Receiver. Every single surface and fit speaks of quality and precision. This is quality I simply do not typically see on firearms other than 1911’a that cost thousands of dollars more. To say I was impressed is an understatement.

I spent about an hour that evening assembling the 10/22 rifle seen at the top of the page. Assembly was not quite as easy as assembling an AR15 but still pretty easy. Kidd Innovative Design includes all the hex key wrenches required except for the barrel v-block.

Note: Being manufactured to tight tolerances special care needs to be taken when installing the barrel

I like to test customer service before I recommend anything. I think it’s important for folks to know up front what to expect. Kidd Innovative Design’s customer service is every bit as good as their products. Each email was responded to very quickly with thorough and helpful information. Even an offer to install the barrel into the receiver for me if I was having trouble. What more could I ask for?  Superior product with matching support. Kudo’s to Kidd Innovative Design.

Only one question remains. For the next project do I go with a fluted barrel and a two stage trigger?

Over the next few weeks I will get a suppressor and optics mounted and if the weather co-operates some range time. I will throw together a dedicated page to this product in my typical style of part by part explanation with pictures.

Stay tuned.

 

 

High Tower Armory  Ruger 10/22 PS90 Conversion Chassis

High Tower Armory Ruger 10/22 PS90 Conversion Chassis

High Tower Armory Ruger 10/22 PS90 Conversion Chassis

High Tower Armory Ruger 10/22 PS90 Conversion Chassis – Flat Dark Earth

High Tower Armory Ruger 10/22 PS90 Conversion Chassis

The text below is a quote from the firearmblog.

High Tower Armory  Ruger 10/22 PS90 Conversion Chassis:

High Tower Armory’s innovative HTA 90/22 stock is now shipping. The stock includes everything needed to make a standard Ruger 10/22 into a P90-ish bullpup and comes in three flavors; black, olive drab, and flat dark earth. The converted 10/22 has a working charging handle and safety in the same places as a real FN P90, but the translucent “magazine” up top is a fake, simply storing spare .22 rounds for looks. You’ll need to insert a regular magazine from underneath, where the actual P90 ejects its spent casings. The HTA 90/22 ejects its empties to the right using the standard 10/22 ejection port, which you can see peeking out from the side of the stock.

Some serious problem solving went into shoehorning the world’s most popular .22LR rifle into a carbon copy of the famous P90 shape without requiring any gunsmithing at all. The quality of the stock and its fittings is very high, unlike some bullpup conversions of the past. The kit comes with  a fake silencer/suppressor that mounts on the stock itself and will work with either the standard barrel or Ruger’s optional .920in heavy barrel with no modifications needed. High Tower Armory states that they have had 14 year old kids successfully follow the installation instructions (which is going to make me feel real smart if I get stuck somewhere!).

High Tower Armory Ruger 10/22 PS90 Conversion Chassis

High Tower Armory Ruger 10/22 PS90 Conversion Chassis

 

One word of warning; to meet the overall length requirement of 26 inches and keep the 10/22 a Title 1, non-NFA rifle, you need an 18 inch barrel. Factory Rugers come with an 18.5 inch barrel, but if you’ve cut yours down to 16 inches, the HTA kit is a ticket to SBR city. The black version costs $229.99, and the olive drab and flat dark earth variants run just ten bucks more than that. Of course, you have to provide your own Ruger 10/22 for the stock to fit on. If you love the look and feel of the FN P90 but don’t want to pay the high cost of 5.7×28 ammunition just to plink with, High Tower Armory has all three colors in stock right now.