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Posted: 8/17/2003 1:59:11 PM EDT

I've had my little pre-ban baby since 1991, complete w/ butler creek folding pistol gripped stock, flash hider, weaver-rail mounted reddot, and hi-caps, etc.

I love this gun dearly, but the trigger absolutely sucks. I know the gun's internal workings like the back of my hand, so I'm confident I can do whatever it takes to make my trigger lighter- just tell me what I need to do. I know that cutting springs and polishing can only go so far, so I know I'll need to purchase a new hammer and sear most likely-anything out there besides the pricey Volquartsen stuff?

I've got about $40 to make this project work- I want the lightest, shortest (but still functional) pull possible, with a short break/reset- I already know that I can fix overtravel on my own w/ a 2 cent stopper.

Any constructive ideas would be welcomed.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:21:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2003 3:30:14 PM EDT by Shadowblade]
The best overall cheap trigger mod I have tried was the Volquartsen hammer. $30.00 is'nt too bad and made a world of difference.

If you want to do it yourself, hit www.rimfirecentral.com for in-depth info.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:29:24 PM EDT
Cheapest place online to buy that hammer? What else would make a difference besides the hammer? Trigger and springs? Other stuff?
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:46:19 PM EDT
I replaced a couple of other pieces, but to tell you the truth, all you need to do is the hammer...amazing difference.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 3:31:31 PM EDT
The hammer comes with new springs, shims, can't remember what else.

I highly recommend these guys...

www.ontargetguns.com/10-22.html
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 9:48:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2003 9:51:56 PM EDT by Garand1911]
POLISH THE STOCK HAMMER,

its free and if you do it right and good it will be comparable or better than a VQ.
worst case scenario, you fudge it up and gotta buy a new one.

the clark custom 1022 customize video shows some other tricks to modify the gun.

i also made a bolt buffer from rubber tubing, im not sure how the aftermarket ones work. but i cut a piece of tube to size, then a length-wise cut, to leave a 2mm opening, and clamp it over the metal bolt stop.
NOTE -- my tubing was undersize, 5/32 ID, so the correct size tube might work better, or differently.
dont know if it makes a difference in the guns performance or if i even needed it at all, but what the hell. it seems to stay on pretty good too.
i also thought about doing the same thing with the rubber tubing, but glueing it on the back of the bolt.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 10:03:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shadowblade:
The best overall cheap trigger mod I have tried was the Volquartsen hammer. $30.00 is'nt too bad and made a world of difference.

If you want to do it yourself, hit www.rimfirecentral.com for in-depth info.



This is the site where I obtained the knowledge to get my trigger to 1.5 to 2.0 lb.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 6:07:32 AM EDT
i bought a honed hammer from a guy on ebay and it works great. (i was too chicken to do it myself) i also got a rounded trigger plunger and a new sear and disconnector, and a bunch of other crap.

if yourinterested:
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=47&t=174655
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 3:05:44 PM EDT
I have the Volquartsen hammer and trigger. The trigger is plastic with an adjustable stop on it. It makes it much better. The trigger is about $25 or so from OnTarget.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 9:24:33 PM EDT
what does a rounded trigger plunger do?
just makes a smoother pull?

VQ makes a metal trigger, but i dont think it has a set screw.
my bro has one, i still prefer the feel of the stock trigger with the deeper curve.
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 3:18:20 AM EDT
rounded trig plunger gets rid of the "gritty" feel in the pull. for about $3, its well worth it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 7:58:25 AM EDT
Second on the Volq. hammer. $30 part, smoothed and lightened the pull up like a champ on my 10/22.

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