Hopefully RF has my trophy for “Most Articles About a Trigger” boxed up and ready to mail. New readers, or those who missed the first three can catch up by reading my preview, subsequent oh shit moment, and first full review of the Ruger 10/22 trigger from Timney manufacturing. When we left off in early October, Timney had my old trigger and was fixing it up right to correct a known issue with the disconnector spring. I got a trigger group back about two weeks after I sent it off. Notice that I said I got “a trigger group” back. My defective unit had a blue trigger shoe. My new one is red. Do I care? Not one bit.
Does it work correctly? You bet your ass it does. Works like a dream in fact. While I was testing the Umarex/Colt M4 for any feeding issues, I ran my 10/22 through the same tests with great results. As it always has, my 10/22 fed like a champ. No more racking the bolt after every shot and no more brass explosions.
Specifications: Timney Ruger 10/22 Trigger & Action Replacement
Pull Weight: 2.5 lbs as tested
Ratings (out of five stars)
Ease of Use * * * * *
Probably the easiest accessory I’ve ever installed. Literally defines plug n play.
Feel & Function * * * *
The stock trigger on the 10/22 is bad. This one is quite a bit better. I feel like Version 1 had less slack and was a bit “crisper” than Version 2. It’s a fine trigger and I guarantee that it will help you shoot better if you install it in your 10/22. Not to mention that you get that really cool lever action mag release and a MUCH superior bolt release mechanism.
Overall Rating * * * ½
3.5 stars because the first one tried to blind me out of the box. If it worked like the second one did from the beginning, we’d be looking at a 4.5. I’d only knock half a star off for that slack issue. I prefer to have a trigger with very little slack. I’d almost consider this a two-stage trigger if the first one didn’t act like a single stage. Timney’s customer service was absolutely first rate in turning things around for me. As Chris Dumm pointed out, no mechanical device can have a 0% failure rate. Bad things happen sometimes, and great customer service makes all the difference.