10/22 Metal Trigger Gaurd

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    10/22 Metal Trigger Gaurd

    I am looking to replace the plastic trigger guard on my rifle with a metal one. Any metal ones I come across are kits with all the internals.

    Does anyone know where I can get a stripped metal trigger guard?

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    There are a few threads about it over on Rimfire central about this. Good luck finding a Ruger one, they are hard to come by. But, there are several aftermarket ones out there. They are expensive for what they are, but they do exist.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    From what I've gathered the gun is nicer with metal guard. Is this the case? I imagine it would make the gun smoother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppelin03 View Post
    From what I've gathered the gun is nicer with metal guard. Is this the case? I imagine it would make the gun smoother.
    Yes, the metal trigger housing is a bit nicer, but if your looking to smooth out the trigger, you're barking up the wrong tree. Check out aftermarket hammers and sears. Or, if you really want to dump some money into it, replace the whole assembly with an aftermarket unit.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Hammers and Sears. Gotcha.

    Will look into it. Thanks for the input.

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    The trigger guard holds the entire trigger-hammer-disconnector-safety group, basically everything but the bolt assembly. It's part # B-2 available from Ruger. They're in short supply since Ruger went to an engineered plastic for that part, but I will add that the "plastic" is pretty good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    The trigger guard holds the entire trigger-hammer-disconnector-safety group, basically everything but the bolt assembly. It's part # B-2 available from Ruger. They're in short supply since Ruger went to an engineered plastic for that part, but I will add that the "plastic" is pretty good stuff.
    Yes, and as a matter of fact I saw a video test once comparing the metal and plastic guards in a drop test and the plastic guard proved stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Yes, the metal trigger housing is a bit nicer, but if your looking to smooth out the trigger, you're barking up the wrong tree. Check out aftermarket hammers and sears. Or, if you really want to dump some money into it, replace the whole assembly with an aftermarket unit.
    Which brands are worth looking into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwarren View Post
    Yes, and as a matter of fact I saw a video test once comparing the metal and plastic guards in a drop test and the plastic guard proved stronger.
    I saw the same test jwarren. The switch to plastic by Ruger was to make a more robust and reliable part, not a cheaper one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppelin03 View Post
    Which brands are worth looking into?
    Rimfire Technologies, Clark Custom, Voltquartsen are some good names to start with.

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    I saw the same test jwarren. The switch to plastic by Ruger was to make a more robust and reliable part, not a cheaper one.
    Maybe, maybe not. I can't speak to Rugers motivation for the change, but I'm inclined to believe in the "If it aint broke, don't fix it" theory. No matter the motivation behind the change, it has ticked off a lot of 10/22 builders.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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