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.

46 Reviews

  • 4
    Mini 14 trigger work

    Posted by Michael West on Dec 2nd 2020

    Service was excellent, results not quite what I expected. I expected the sides of the hammer to be polished but did not see any sign of that being done.

  • 5
    Mini-14 trigger

    Posted by Charles Beago on Nov 9th 2020

    Greatly improved trigger action. Very smooth trigger pull.

  • 5
    Excellent trigger job!

    Posted by Steve P on Nov 5th 2020

    When I sent my new Mini’s trigger in, it felt gritty and it was difficult to tell when it was going to break. After some TLC from Brimstone, my trigger has a crust and clean 3 1/2 pound pull that is smooth as glass. The overtravel stop was icing on the cake.

  • 5
    mini14 trigger work

    Posted by Jonathan P Jones on Nov 3rd 2020

    This was my second trigger assembly job and once again I applaud Brimstone's quality and prompt workmanship.

  • 5
    Mini 14 trigger work

    Posted by Charles Frank Brzezicki on Oct 13th 2020

    I have had my Mini 14 for several years now. I never liked the trigger. After a prolonged period of procrastination, I sent the trigger in to Brimstone for their trigger work. I got it back in approximately 3 week. Took it out for the first time yesterday and could not believe how nice it shot. A note with the trigger stated that the pull was 3lbs. 3oz. Along with the accustrut It is a much nicer weapon to shoot now and a lot more accurate. Needless to say Brimstone did an amazing job and I highly recommend them.

  • 5
    Mini 14

    Posted by Gerald D on Sep 22nd 2020

    I have yet to test live rounds with the improved Mini 14 trigger. On my trigger pull scale, the improved trigger measured exactly what the gunsmith wrote it would. Very pleased with Brimstone's work and quick turn around time.

  • 5
    Mini-30 Trigger work

    Posted by ML on Sep 14th 2020

    Exactly what I wanted! I'm glad I didn't even waste time or ammo on my new Mini-30 with the awful factory trigger.

  • 5
    Mini 14 trigger

    Posted by Warren Camp on Sep 8th 2020

    Worked great

  • 5
    Mini 14 Trigger Work

    Posted by PATRICK GEHRINGER on Aug 18th 2020

    The factory trigger was absolutely terrible. It was gritty and had a pull of over 8 pounds. After the work by Brimstone, the trigger is really smooth with a short take-up, less than 3 pounds of pull, and crisp reset. I highly recommend anyone with crappy factory mini triggers consider letting Brimstone do miracles with your trigger.

  • 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!