Tier 2 (Intermediate) 10/22 Trigger Work

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This sale is for services on your trigger group. Component pieces of your group can be upgraded, but you supply the initial group.



The Trigger Job
This trigger work has everything the basic trigger job has, so it's not a bad idea to at least skim the page to get some idea of what we are doing here. This job literally picks up where the basic trigger job stops. All of the same polishing/fitting/tuning happens exactly the same, but this job adds a couple of parts. Primarily, you are getting one of our CNC machined triggers. You can get that trigger in Standard width, which is still slightly wider than the factory, or Full Width. The Full Width triggers does NOT fit more tightly in the trigger group! They both require the exact same fitting; the only difference is cosmetics and the way it feels on your trigger finger. As such, the choice is strictly personal preference. Be very cautious before deciding on the Full Width trigger, because it does require permanent modification of your trigger group, and it feels VERY wide!
However the real difference is that these triggers allow the instillation of an internal, torsion-type, trigger return spring mounted on the trigger itself. This torsion spring system has no moving or sliding parts (unlike the factory plunger) which allows us to get the take up and the reset silky smooth. The hole for the original trigger return spring is then drilled out, tapped, and an overtravel stop is installed in that hole. This is a much cleaner and more solid method than the screw through the trigger design.  The overtravel stop makes the trigger feel vastly more crisp, and theoretically improves accuracy. 

If you are more serious about your shooting or interested in competing, but still working within a budget, this is the job for you. It will result in an excellent trigger pull for a fraction of the cost of a full after market group. Of course, there are bragging rights and a custom look which come with a billet CNC'ed trigger housing, which is certainly something to consider. That said, it's hard to replace a little time and skill in hand fitting with any number of shiny after market parts, and we can often produce a better trigger pull than most of the aftermarket groups. It's not surprising really, you're not paying us to produce parts, just polish and fit them. Most of the big companies have a ton of money invested in the tooling to produce these custom pieces, so to keep costs down they have to produce them in large numbers. By just re-working the factory parts, we can invest the time needed to really fit and polish the parts as they should be, and still keep the overall cost down.

Pull Weight
Gunsmithing like this is three parts art, one part science, and one part black magic. After all, we are modifying factory parts from a company who isn't known for their precision machined parts. As such it is difficult or impossible to hit an exact finished pull weight. And then when you figure the differences in HOW a pull weight is measured, different scales, even variations in component alignment before and after shipping, asking for a specific weight is just asking for disappointment. 

So. We have two options. The first is what we call the sweet spot, and that's where your trigger naturally wants to go, and where it's going to feel best. It's going to land between 2 and 2.5lbs, and it will feel great. This pull weight range is safe for this trigger group, it's light enough for target shooting, but not so light as to be unsafe for a beginning shooter, or a hunter. If you have a specific weight in mind (for example, you want it as light as it will go) feel free to make a note of that on your order when you send it in, and we will see what your trigger can do to accommodate that. 
The second option is 3+ lbs. This option is for folks who shoot in certain competitions that require at least a 3lb trigger. A 3lb weight will be hooked to the trigger, and the trigger will need to be able to pick up that weight. We do NOT recommend this pull weight for most people!! I understand that it doesn't sound like much of a difference, but when you have this trigger next to a 2.5lb trigger, it will feel significantly heavier and less precise. Unless you are confident that you are going to be shooting in these competitions, I would strongly encourage you to purchase the Sweet Spot option. 

Trigger colors
Click on the image at the top of the page with all of the triggers, to see the available color choices. We are a Cerakote Certified applicator, and every trigger is coated here in house. These are the colors we commonly stock, but in the future there will be options for truly custom colors. We have edited the above image to appear as true as possible in color to the finished product, but understand that there could be slight variations on color from one batch to the next, or when displayed on different monitors. If you are getting other parts Cerakoted, it is always best to do everything at the same time, so that the colors all match exactly. 

There is a little metal tab on the bottom of the trigger housing, towards the front of the trigger guard. If you hold the bolt to the rear, push up on this tab, and let the bolt forward, it will lock the bolt open. This is used as a safety on ranges that require the action to be open when the range is 'cold', or for when you are cleaning the barrel. To close the bolt however, you need three hands. One to hold the rifle, one to pull back on the bolt, and the third to press up on that tab and somehow rotate it to the rear. It's a pain, and not exactly safe if you have a loaded magazine inserted. Our modification makes it so you still lock the action open exactly the same as before, but to close the bolt you just pull back slightly on the charging handle and let it go, just like you do with any other semi-auto firearm. The hold back will will drop out of the way on it's own when you pull back on the charging handle, without you touching the bolt release. This is NOT a last round hold open! No 10/22 built has a last round hold open from the factory. There is one company making them, Google it if you have more questions. We don't carry or install the part.

Shipping Information
Complete shipping instructions and information can be found here.

Return shipping and handling will be added to your order when you check out, regardless of how many trigger jobs you purchase. Once you have purchased this service you will get a confirmation email with all the shipping and packing instructions. Print that off, and include it with your trigger.

We are currently processing triggers on Tuesday and Friday, and doing trigger work seven days a week. This means that you may not get an email immediately when it arrives here, for example, if your trigger arrives on a Saturday. In this case, your trigger will not be opened, the order processed, and you emailed until the following Tuesday. If this is a rush project or it's been a while, feel free to contact us! We try to keep you updated of delays as possible, but we have hundreds of projects running at any point. When finished, you will get another email saying that your trigger is finished and shipped, with a tracking number. 

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


133 Reviews

  • 5
    Tier 2

    Posted by Andy Rogers on Mar 16th 2021

    Trigger is so much more crisp and light! Well worth every penny. Highly recommend.

  • 5
    Tier 2 Ruger trigger

    Posted by Robert Qualls on Mar 11th 2021

    This trigger was my third one and like the other 2 it’s a great improvement over the stock Ruger trigger. The pull is an even 2 pounds and it’s hard to detect if there’s any creep. Don’t hesitate to ship your trigger to Brimstone. I sending a BX trigger next for the rifle I’m building now.

  • 4
    10/22 trigger

    Posted by Max on Feb 17th 2021

    Trigger job was good. Brought it down to 2 pounds 6 ounces. Turnaround time was good. Didn’t give it a 5 based on total cost including shipping of having it done.

  • 5
    Tier 2 10/22 Work

    Posted by Christopher Pick on Feb 8th 2021

    I definitely recommend this package to anyone looking to improve their stock trigger. I had the BX-22 trigger, and this is significantly better. Nice, clean break, and the customer service and turn-around was awesome. Thanks!

  • 5
    Ruger 10/22 trigger

    Posted by Tim Fosburgh on Feb 5th 2021

    Very light and crisp Love the trigger travel

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Mike Miller on Feb 5th 2021

    Trigger looks awesome and feels awesome to shoot as well! How about throwing me a sticker in the mail?

  • 5
    Works great!

    Posted by Curt Kolb on Jan 22nd 2021

    Much nicer trigger pull than the original!

  • 5
    Very pleased with results!

    Posted by Stan on Jan 22nd 2021

    Before sending in my 10/22 trigger, it was testing right at 5 lbs. average pull. After having it reworked by Brimstone, the trigger now tests at 2 lbs. 3 oz. average. I am anxious to try it out at the gun range to see how much it improves my accuracy. Thanks Brimstone!

  • 4
    Trigger Tier 2 on Ruger 10/22

    Posted by Steve Jeffery on Jan 22nd 2021

    Tier 2 really made the Ruger 10/22, my squirrel rifle, a pleasure to shoot. Recommended/showed it to two friends and they are going to have it performed on their Ruger. Would have give it 5 Stars, but I cannot read the gunsmith's note that was included in the shipping box. Terrible writing.

  • 5
    Tcr 22 trigger

    Posted by Jeffrey Smith on Jan 20th 2021

    Great job!!! And to add to that amazing turnaround, highly recommend!!!

  • 5

    Posted by Paul Mansfield on Jan 20th 2021

    smooth as glass

  • 5
    Purchased the trigger upgrade

    Posted by Michael charles on Jan 19th 2021

    Works better than I expected I'm really happy with it