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Old 04-21-2019, 09:21 AM
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Hi All,
What are the minimum changes you would make, or have made to the Mark II trigger to improve its performance/feel?

Do I need a whole kit or are certain parts "key".

thanks
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:17 PM
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A lot of shooters say the single best thing you can do to improve the trigger pull is to put in a Volquartsen sear. For myself, I just buy the Volquartsen accuracy kit which includes trigger, sear and spring, trigger return spring, bolt release lever, and hammer. That usually gives me around a 2-2.5 lb crisp trigger pull. I think right now it is around $125 plus freight from Brownells. Someone else may have them cheaper but Brownell's is just 20 miles away from me and handy.
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:26 PM
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A lot of shooters say the single best thing you can do to improve the trigger pull is to put in a Volquartsen sear. For myself, I just buy the Volquartsen accuracy kit which includes trigger, sear and spring, trigger return spring, bolt release lever, and hammer. That usually gives me around a 2-2.5 lb crisp trigger pull. I think right now it is around $125 plus freight from Brownells. Someone else may have them cheaper but Brownell's is just 20 miles away from me and handy.
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:28 PM
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Sorry for duplicate message.
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:26 PM
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bushing and target sear made the most improvement for me.
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Two VQ triggers and sears

Are all I put in my two MKIIS, a stainless slab side(Competition Target) for the
picky on nomenclature and a KMK512, also stainless before I realized that VQ
offered a kit with that many extra parts. I wound up with two triggers just
under 2#s anyway so Ill leave them alone from now on.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:35 AM
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My MK-II's trigger is darned near perfect, so I cannot see ever making any changes to it! Not sure if I just got lucky, or whether it's due to the pistol being a late '90's vintage "Target" model, or what, but I wouldn't change a thing about it... personally! It is "glass break" crisp, and plenty light (don't have a gauge to measure, but can't be more than 2.5 max), and since I have "accidentally" sent a round or two downrange before because of how light the trigger is when I haven't shot it in a while, I certainly wouldn't want it any lighter!

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Hi All,
What are the minimum changes you would make, or have made to the Mark II trigger to improve its performance/feel?

Do I need a whole kit or are certain parts "key".

thanks
If you're talking 'drop-in' then a VQ [or similar] sear is key. I don't own any Mk2s, per se: all my Ruger pistols are 22/45s, but the stock trigger can be drilled and tapped for an overtravel screw if you don't want to buy an aftermarket performance trigger, or you can use the "pencil eraser glued to the back of the trigger guard" method.

NB: all my 22/45s dump all kinds of powder crud into the trigger works until I got in the habit of putting a piece of tape [mylar lasts longer, but even Scotch holds up for several boxes worth...] over the gap behind the barrel. Don't know if the top end comes off the Mk2s as easily as the 22/45's plastic grip frame to make that doable, but it does help the good trigger feel last longer before it gets gritty & you have to clean out the crud...
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I have three MK IIs. Two have the Volquartsen Accurizing Kits, $109 at MidwayUSA. The Stainless Steel Competition Target slab side has a 1.75# trigger now. My blue 4 slab side Target has a 1.7# trigger pull. Both have just a little take up, no noticeable over travel and a very crisp break.
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I have a stock 1996 MKII. I compared the trigger with a VQ. Except for 1/8" take up on my stock trigger, I could tell no difference worth paying any money for. Maybe I am lucky.
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bushing and target sear made the most improvement for me.
Agreed. Just a bushing and sear will make a marked improvement on the trigger. Try that out first before throwing in other parts.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:39 AM
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Mine came with a great trigger I think my is had a trigger job though is great

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I think the easiest thing to do is put about 500 rounds downrange, then see if you think it needs improving.
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All my Mark II needed was some polishing on the sear and hammer. It's about 2.5 pounds and nice and crisp.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:36 AM
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Just shoot it shoot about five bricks through it. It's amazing how they break in I have a 10/22 Sporter was crap a shot about five bricks through it now I can shoot about an inch with high velocity cheap ammo and a half inch with the high-dollar stuff

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