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Mini Trigger Work

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Note: We do not give you an option for trigger weight. They all fall between 3 and 3.5lbs. This may be heavier or lighter than you are used to, but after all our customers have the trigger in hand, everyone agrees that it is a huge improvement, and a great feeling trigger. If you have a preference within that weight range, you can request that on the note you include with the trigger, but these Mini triggers simply do not allow as much adjustment to weight as other firearms do.
We include the overtravel stop behind the trigger on every Mini trigger we do. There are a few very old Minis which have a different trigger guard, which doesn't allow us to do that modification, but I would say that's less than 2% of the Mini groups we see. I will try and get more information and pictures, but at this point you can assume that your trigger group is getting an overtravel stop.
Like the Ruger 10/22, the Mini 14 filled a niche in a way few other firearms have. They have been wildly popular for decades, with current models leaving the shelves faster than ever. However the shear popularity of their firearms, along with a few other business factors, have made Ruger a target for lawsuits over the years. In an effort to combat this, Ruger tends to produce remarkably heavy triggers handicapping their otherwise solid firearms.
This service is for a basic trigger job. No parts are swapped during this work. Unlike the 10/22, the Mini 14 has a fairly solid, quality, trigger group, which usually only needs some judicious shaping, polishing, and spring work to get a vastly improved trigger pull. There is a degree of art/technique involved in the process, and that's where a qualified gunsmith comes in. We will smooth and lighten the pre-travel in the trigger, create a crisp and clean break at a significantly lighter weight, and install an overtravel stop. That stop will improve the theoretical accuracy of your firearm, produce a cleaner feeling break, and will greatly reduce the trigger reset distance. On these groups there is a limit to how light you can go and still have it be safe. The lower limit on these groups is generally 3lbs, give or take a little.
Keep in mind that this is a two stage trigger. When you start to pull the trigger there will be some 'take up' as you compress the trigger return spring, typically about 1.5lbs worth of pressure. You are then going to 'hit the wall' where the trigger movement stops. At this point (assuming a 3lb trigger pull) you only need apply an additional 1.5lbs of pressure for the trigger to break. It might not be what you are used to, but the result is that a 3lb two stage trigger will feel lighter than a 3lb single stage.
Before it leaves our shop, we will inspect and test for feel, final pull weight, and safety. That includes the manual safety, proper sear engagement, and proper disconector engagement and tension. A positive sear/hammer engagement is maintained so that the firearm will not discharge if accidentally bumped or dropped. The disconector engagement is checked, and sometimes even increased, to ensure there is no chance of firing multiple rounds with a single pull, regardless of how light that pull is.
We offer a 100% money back guaranty on all our work.
Obviously we are trying to run a business, but if our customers are not happy, we will not have a business for long.
We do whatever we can to ensure our customers are fully satisfied both with their product and their service.
Many brands of steel-cased 7.62x39 have very hard primers that the factory hammer spring often fails to ignite.  If you plan on shooting steel-cased ammunition in your Mini 30, we recommend installing a Wolff extra power hammer spring to ensure consistent ignition.  This is generally not necessary with Mini-14s or brass-cased 7.62x39.  The heavier hammer spring will also generally add an ounce or two to your trigger pull, so some triggers with this option may come in slightly above 3.5lbs.
 Return shipping and handling will be added to your order when you check out, regardless of how much you purchase. Once you have purchased this service our website will automatically send you a confirmation email with all of the shipping and packaging instructions. If you do not get one, check your spam or trash folders. If you still don't see it, you can visit our shipping information page here.


We are processing triggers on Tuesday and Friday. So if your trigger arrives on a Monday, you wont get an email saying that it's arrived until Tuesday. (In other words, stop panicking if you don't get an email from us the same day your shipper said it arrived.) You will get another email with a tracking number after the first saying that it's finished and shipped. 

Thanks for your interest! Feel free to contact us at any point, and happy shooting.

37 Reviews

  • 5
    mini 14 trigger job

    Posted by Vance A Nelson on Aug 7th 2020

    Very pleased with the trigger job. Well worth the wait. Much improved over the old trigger pull. You guys got my vote. Can't wait to go to the range.

  • 5
    Mini-14 Trigger

    Posted by James Stein on Aug 4th 2020

    Wow! What a difference this trigger job has made. The accuracy is night and day different. The trigger feels amazing!

  • 5
    Mini-14 Trigger Job

    Posted by Bill McLean on Aug 1st 2020

    Wanted to thank you for the trigger work you did on my Mini-14. The difference between Ruger's "stock" trigger and what I received back from your organization is unbelievable. I would highly recommend this service for anyone who plans on putting a large number of rounds downrange with their Ruger rifle. Special thanks to Mike for going the extra mile in fielding my inquiry. Great job Brimstone and thanks again for everything!

  • 5
    Mini 30 trigger work

    Posted by JP on Jun 24th 2020

    Best money I've spent on a rifle in a long time. Brimstone's trigger work resulted in a 100% improvement at a reasonable price and with a fast turnaround. Thanks!

  • 5
    Ruger Mini-30 Trigger Job

    Posted by John M on Jun 10th 2020

    Have not taken the rifle to the range yet for live-firing, but during dry-firing, the trigger is much, much, better than factory. The trigger pull (3 pounds even) is now a positive feature of the rifle.

  • 5

    Posted by Skip Jacobs on Mar 30th 2020

    I had the guys at Brimstone do a trigger job on my Mini-30. They completed the work in a timely manner and the job they did is excellent. I will soon have them do the same for my Mini-14. Thanks, Brimstone!

  • 5
    Mini 14 trigger job

    Posted by Brian Chase on Sep 11th 2019

    The trigger work Brimestone Gunsmithing did on my mini 14 trigger is excellent. It now breaks at a nice and crisp 3 pounds 8 ounces. If you want a better trigger pull on your mini 14 than comes from the factory. I highly recommend Brimstone Gunsmithing.

  • 5
    Mini 30 trigger

    Posted by Gordon on Aug 16th 2019

    Very happy with job done on my trigger, much better than factory. These guys are great to work with,and fast!!!!!!!

  • 5
    mini 14 trigger work

    Posted by Joe Chindemi on May 6th 2019

    Excellent work , took a heavy gritty trigger and turned it into a nice light crisp trigger . All the creep is gone out of the trigger , nice light , short first stage, and the second stage is as good as any of the target triggers on my bolt action rifles. Highly recommended

  • 5
    mini 14 trigger job

    Posted by Dave Fritz on Mar 27th 2019

    The folks at Brimstone took that rough, heavy military-type stock trigger group and turned it into a refined, lighter, smooth shooter. The invoice said they measured it at 3.4#; I didn't need to double check that, it feels perfect now. Thanks.

  • 4
    mini trigger work

    Posted by bill bach on Mar 27th 2019

    trigger group received at brimstone on 3/1 and return shipped on 3/19- and no notification of delay as promised on web site so I rate this part of the xaction "3". as to the work itself, awesome, a "5". so I guess, overall, a "4".

  • 5
    Mini 14 trigger

    Posted by Tom Monnat on Mar 23rd 2019

    Fantastic improvement, would highly recommend Brimstone for a mini trigger. Good turn around time. They were highly recommended to me, now I know why.