Two weeks ago, I mentioned that I received my trigger and bolt for my Ruger 10/22 back from my Gunsmith. Well, I have to say that the guys at Dearborns Gunsmithing did a heck of a job! In this post, we’ll cover the trigger.
Any time you want to adjust a trigger on a gun, make sure it is done by a qualified gunsmith. If you are not qualified, DON”T DO IT! I am not a gunsmith, so I sent my trigger in to have this done. Most people don’t realize it, but there are 4 stages to a complete trigger pull. Here they are:
Pretravel – This is the amount the trigger moves before the sear touches the hammer.
Creep – When the sear moves across the hammer. No matter what, there will have to be some creep in a trigger.
Break – When the hammer falls.
Overtravel – the amount the trigger moves after the Break.
The Ruger 10/22 is notorious for a lot of pretravel and a long, gritty creep. The guys at Dearborns were able to remove the pretravel and minimize the creep of my trigger. Also, they reduced the weight so the trigger breaks at right around 3.5 lbs. This is the ideal weight for me and after 200 rounds at the range, I couldn’t be happier. Compared to the stock trigger, this was well worth the investment and much cheaper than some of the aftermarket triggers out there.