View Full Version : Kidd Trigger Kit

07-24-2012, 10:49 AM
I'm getting a 10/22 and I saw the Kidd kit online and was wondering how much of a difference these made over stock?

07-24-2012, 11:14 AM
I haven't tried the Kidd kit yet (just Volquartsen and Power Custom) but in general the lawyer blessed Ruger triggers are really heavy and any of the kits from Volquartsen, Power Custom, or Kid will be a huge improvement. I've had better luck with professional trigger jobs from Clark Custom than with any of the kits and they don't charge a lot.

Of course nothing comes close to Kidd's high-buck 2-stage trigger. :D

07-24-2012, 12:55 PM
Kidd's High-Buck 2 Satge Trigger?? I'll have to look that up! I'll check that Clark customs out too. I've read here that the stock trigger isn't all that great so I wanted that to be the first mod. Thanks for your help!

07-24-2012, 1:58 PM
Kidd's High-Buck 2 Satge Trigger?? I'll have to look that up! I'll check that Clark customs out too. I've read here that the stock trigger isn't all that great so I wanted that to be the first mod. Thanks for your help!

By high-buck I mean $300 but the Kidd 2-stage is sweet. But Clark Custom gets the 7-8lb factory trigger down to ~2-1/2lbs for about $85.

07-24-2012, 2:36 PM
hahaha Oh High $ I get it now! Samsonite, I was way off! That Clark Custom Sounds Like a winner! I'll check them out. Thanks again!

07-24-2012, 8:21 PM
I have a VQ tigger group in an all stock 1/22. Night and day difference and makes it a whole new gun. IMO a good trigger is the best mod for these rifles.

07-24-2012, 10:09 PM
I got a Kidd trigger upgrade and it's freakin sweet. And I think they're on sale right now too!

07-24-2012, 10:19 PM

Probably the best deal in the USA. Dave at Brimestone brought my nasty inconsistent factory trigger to 2lbs, nice and smooth. $40 only, and he does all the work. The guys at RimfireCentral.com swear by his work. And, all I did was a Tier 3 job.

07-24-2012, 10:39 PM
I like Kidd, but it can be overpriced. I changed the hammer and that itself made a world of difference. $29 for a Power Custom Hammer, pull is down to 2 1/2 lbs.

07-24-2012, 11:29 PM
I recently got a Kidd rifle, including the two-stage trigger. Set to 1-pound pull, O M G. Ultra high quality, it will last forever. You won't regret it.

07-25-2012, 5:25 AM
I have the single stage Kidd and it is GREAT! 1.5 pounds compared to the 2.5 pounds on my Volquartson trigger on another Ruger. The Two Stage can be manually adjusted down to 6 oz pull.

1.5 crisp let off, great for target shooting...

07-25-2012, 6:08 AM
My dad has the single stage kidd. I have the VQ target hammer installed in mine. The kidd trigger has a better reset and is adjustable. The target hammer is a great bang for the buck, but the kidd trigger is if you can afford it is the best.

07-26-2012, 9:03 AM
+1 for KIDD single stage!

Pricey, but worth it if you have the coin. 1.5# is just about perfect. Good resale also!


07-26-2012, 10:08 AM
I have a Kidd 2-stage and a Kidd single stage. The difference is huge. If you were closer, I'd offer to let you shoot both side by side against a stock 10/22 trigger I have as well as a Clark Custom trigger. The difference is night and day. Everyone who shoots the 2-stage Kidd trigger immediately wants one.

08-08-2012, 1:29 PM
I highly recommend purchasing a KIDD trigger job kit. Made a world of difference on my ruger 10/22.

And lucky for you, it's on sale. I purchased mine for the full $105 and would do it again in a heart-beat. Below is the URL to it.


08-09-2012, 3:17 AM
For a cheaper price than Volquartsen, KIDD, the complete Jard assembly can be had for around $150. Mine breaks a little under 1lb and has been flawless for many thousands of rounds. If you want to just upgrade hammer, trigger etc. Simple Power Custom or VQ hammer is cheapest under $35. Kidd has a drop in hammer, trigger, sear kit for around $90 (designed specifically for polymer trigger housing)

08-09-2012, 6:41 PM
I recently put a kidd trigger assembly in my 10/22. World of differance. Not cheap, but you do get what you pay for. I just sent the original trigger group from the rifle to Kidd for their tier 1 kit. I'll put that in the 10/22 I bought for my daughter. I have another 10/22 I bought used, pretty beat up. I think I'll send them the trigger group for their Tier 3 job, just to see how much improvement over original that is, keeping it cheap.

This is the first aftermarker trigger I have used in a 10/22, so I can't compare Kidd with other brands, but I don't see how they could be better.

08-13-2012, 7:54 PM
we have had a lot of triggers go through the shop and so far the KIDD is the best