Preview: Kidd Single-Stage Trigger Unit

posted on December 26, 2021
Kidd Single-Stage Trigger Unit

One of the key ingredients to a great-shooting rifle is, of course, its trigger, and Texas-based Kidd Innovative Design offers both single-stage and two-stage drop-in trigger assemblies compatible with Ruger 10/22-pattern rifles. Kidd's speciality in accurizing Ruger’s famed semi-automatic rimfire stems from its owner’s gunsmithing talents, which had been utilized by the U.S. Army’s Marksmanship Unit throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. Now civilian marksmen can enjoy Kidd’s handiwork through his many products.

Greatly improving upon the 6-lb. pull of the standard 10/22 trigger, Kidd’s trigger module comes from billet aluminum, CNC-machined for tolerance consistency, durability and functionality then anodized to add greater surface durability and wear-resistance. A brilliant red trigger bow comes standard. Kidd Innovative Design offers full customization of its Ruger drop-in triggers, whether a black blade trigger, or 3-oz. trigger-break is desired, in addition to magazine release options.

The trigger on our single-stage sample could be calibrated at the factory to break from between 1 lb., 8 ozs. to 5 lbs., and while the system is adjustable, the company recommends that a gunsmith do it. The unit also features an interchangeable magazine-release-lever system, with three lever options, along with an automatic bolt release. The hammer, sear, transfer bar and other internal tool steel parts are CNC machined and cut by a wire EDM.

With the improved design that the Kidd Single Stage Trigger Unit offers 10/22-style firearm action, operators will expect to increase action locktime via the improved mechanism thus improving accuracy. Suggested retail for Kidd’s drop-in units begin at $258 and are available in all-black, all-silver or with contrasting blades. Magnum rimfires on the 10/22 action will benefit with Kidd’s options, too.

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