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.

 

 

RUGER 10/22 DO IT YOURSELF “TACK DRIVER” PROJECT

 

CLARK CUSTOM GUNS RUGER 10/22 BARRELED ACTIONS

CLARK CUSTOM GUNS RUGER 10/22 BARRELED ACTIONS

If  by some chance you have arrived at this website from a link at Tactical22.net or Combatrifle.net you will know that it’s common knowledge that I love the RUGER 10/22 and have been contemplating a DO IT YOURSELF 10/22 project for some time but I have had a difficult time deciding what I wanted to do. My goal was to do something a little different but not insanely expensive. It would be real simple to just order a complete 10/22 from the likes of VOLQUARTSEN for about $1200 and call it a day. The other day I was browsing the Brownells website and I stumbled across a name in guns that I had forgotten about in recent years. That name is Jim Clark of Clark Custom Guns. Jim has a reputation of outstanding work on everything from1911’s, Smith & Wesson model 41’s, Smith & Wesson revolvers, AR-15’s and you guessed it, the RUGER 10/22.

Brownells is offering several variations of  CLARK CUSTOM GUNS RUGER 10/22 BARRELED ACTIONS. The differences between the models are as follows:

  • Target – Plain, Blue, .920″ Diameter 21.5″ long
  • Target – Plain, Stainless .920″ Diameter 21.5″ long
  • Target – Fluted, Blue, .920″ Diameter 21.5″ long
  • Target – Fluted, Stainless, .920″ Diameter 21.5″ long
  • Hunter -Fluted, Blue .920″ Diameter 16″ long

All models feature:

  • Heavy Contour Lothar Walther Barrel
  • Competition Trigger Job
  • Trigger Stop
  • Weaver TO9 Scope Base
  • 1/2″ Group Size @ 50 Yard Guarantee

At this point I’m leaning towards the TARGET STAINLESS with the FLUTED BARREL. The FLUTING adds $65 to the price but I think the weight reduction will be worth it.

The CLARK CUSTOM GUNS RUGER 10/22 BARRELED ACTION will need to be bedded in a stock. I will need to research those aspects of the project while saving money for the project. Going forward the site will have a static page devoted to this project for visitors to follow along.