Kidd: 2 Stage Trigger for 10/22

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  • Includes medium and long magazine releases
  • Best drop-in aftermarket trigger for the 10/22®
  • No finer trigger can be had for this rifle
  • Faster Lock Time results in less interference of the shot


The Kidd Trigger is the best aftermarket 10/22® trigger on the market. Whether you shoot Smallbore Silhouette, the Sportsmans Team Challenge or just hate Crows and Groundhogs this is the trigger you have been looking for. What makes it the best you ask? Tony Kidd's patented two stage design. It offers the incredibly clean and consistent let off expected in a target trigger while maintaining the total reliability and safety required of a field trigger. The pull weight can be infinitely distributed between the two stages offering a pull as light as 6 ounces (3 ounces on the first stage and 3 ounces on the second stage) or as heavy as 2.5 pounds. 

The trigger guard is CNC machined from 6061 T6 billet aluminum and each assembly. The hammer, sear, transfer bar and other internal tool steel parts are CNC machined and cut by a wire EDM. All springs are manufactured by a .22 aficionado and KIDD customer Murphy & Read Springs. Kidd assembles each trigger in their shop employing the strictest quality control knowing our reputation rides on every trigger.

Have you noticed the interchangeable magazine release levers for Kidd trigger assemblies? You can now purchase one of three styles or all three. The Sportsman or the flat lever is the best lever for all you hunters. The Extended (medium) is a great universal magazine lever and our most popular. Then the Speed (long) lever that wraps around the bottom of the trigger guard is for all you target shooters who are racing the clock.

Kidd offers black and silver anodized trigger bodies/guards both supplied with our signature red trigger (or as a customer from San Antonio, Texas referred to it "the salsa trigger"). Both black and silver trigger bodies have a matte glare free finish. They have offered a straight trigger shoe option in our trigger housing for years, but the concept is still new to most customers. The straight trigger replaced the standard curved trigger nicely and feels particularly good with a pistol grip or thumbhole style stock. Kidd recommends that if you use a sporter style stock that you stick with the standard curved trigger. The curved and straight trigger shoes are available in both red and black powder coating. The two-stage trigger also comes with an auto bolt release already installed. 

The two stage trigger offers a unique geometry which allows a very clean, light and repeatable break. This is accomplished by distributing the trigger pull weight into two distinct segments. The first segment or stage is an initial take up which leads to the second stage. As you pull the trigger rearward taking up the first stage weight, you will feel a stop. This is the second stage. At this point the hammer and sear are engaged by .001" and any further rearward movement of the trigger will release the hammer firing the shot. The advantage to this system, which is used on all European competition autoloaders, is the ability to not only have very consistent trigger breaks but to also allow light and reliable trigger breaks. In an autoloading rifle this can only be accomplished with a two stage trigger. When cocked, the two stage has approximately .040" hammer and sear engagement, almost 10 times that of the factory trigger. Only KIDD offers a 10/22® trigger assembly which incorporates precise let off, complete reliability and total safety.

Kidd offers two hammer spring options, standard and magnum. The magnum spring can be purchased for an extra $4.00 during check out and should be used with the .22 magnum and 17HMR.  

Exceptions to the drop-in rule:

The two stage trigger drops into nearly all 10/22® models with minimal exception.  If this trigger is going in a SR-22® Kidd would need to remove a small amount of material from the rear tang.  With the recently updated look, Kidd has slimmed down the rear of the trigger guard so that it now fits without modification into the pistol grip style stocks that engulf the rear of the trigger guard giving the rifle that handgun appearance around the trigger area.