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An Idea Born Out Of Necessity

Accurizing Kit MK IV frame

As we approach our 50th year in business, it has brought back a lot of memories and stories. One, in particular, makes me laugh as the first time I was made aware of Dad's idea for aftermarket trigger parts was when he said:

"I have an idea for a drop-in kit that would be so easy even you could install it."

Not the words of encouragement I was looking for as a 15-year-old kid, but it turned out Dad was onto something.

It was an idea born out of necessity. Dad was a one-person shop and needed help to keep up with the increased workload. The trigger work he was doing was labor intensive and not something he trusted anybody else to do. He knew there had to be a better way.

This idea led to the development of some of our first aftermarket parts, such as our Target Hammer for the Ruger 10/22 and our Accurizing Kit for the Ruger MKI and MKII (this has since evolved into the kit for the Ruger MK IV). The manufacturing methods have improved since those early kits, but the idea remains the same - a drop-in, DIY kit that produces a crisp, clean 2.25 # trigger pull.

The earliest versions of these parts were investment cast, then machined, and the critical surfaces were surface ground. It differs slightly from the wire-EDM technology we use today, but our end goal has remained unchanged.

It's almost impossible to count how many iterations of these kits we have gone through. Manufacturing aftermarket parts for mass-produced firearms is the definition of moving goalposts. Manufacturers are constantly working on changes and improvements, so designs may change, tolerances may vary, and in some cases, they may have only been to specific models within a product lineup.

In hindsight, it helped us produce better parts. We could never rest on past accomplishments, an idea that became ingrained in us all.

30+ years after introducing the first parts, these same parts are still used in our trigger kits and our complete firearms today.

Scott Volquartsen
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