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Trigger (two-stage & single stage)

How do I choose a trigger pull weight which is right for me?

Two stage trigger:
Benchrest only:  6 ounces
Benchrest and standing target: 1 pound to 1.5 pounds
Standing target/silhouette: 1 pound to 1.5 pounds 
Silhouette/varmint: 1.5 pound to 2.5 pounds 
Varmint: 2 pounds to 2.5 pounds 

Single stage trigger:
Benchrest only:  1.5 pounds
Benchrest and standing target:  1 .5 pound to 2.5 pounds
Standing target/silhouette: 1.5 pounds to 2.5 pounds
Silhouette/varmint: 1.5 pounds to 2.5 pounds
Varmint: 2.5 pounds to 4 pounds

Can I adjust the trigger pull weight myself?
Our two stage trigger weight is adjusted by turning the 1/16th hex wrench in the rear of the trigger clockwise to increase the weight and counterclockwise to decrease the weight.  The top screw sets the weight on the 1st stage; the bottom screw (#135) sets the weight on the 2nd stage. When adjusting the weight, there is no need to adjust the .050 set screws on the side or the outer-rim slotted screw around the 1/16th hex.  (See more instructions on the customer service page.)
Our single stage trigger weight is adjustable via the plunger protruding out of the trigger guard in back of the trigger blade.  In order to access this plunger, the hammer must be up.  To
increase the weight turn the 1/16th hex clockwise; this is a bit of a blind hole.  (See more instructions on the customer service page.)
Is the anodizing on the trigger durable?
Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of aluminum parts. Anodizing increases corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than bare metal.
Do I want a straight or curved trigger?
Two stage trigger: A curved trigger works with every type of stock and is highly recommended in a sporter style stock. A straight trigger is a great addition to a target stock with a pistol grip or the thumb hole style stock (benchrest, silhouette). The straight
trigger allows for a more natural placement of your trigger finger with the specified stocks.

Single Stage trigger: has one trigger style and it comes in the same color as the trigger guard, we did a hybrid type style between curved and straight for this trigger blade.
Does the straight trigger come installed?
 Two stage trigger: Yes, we will install the straight trigger. If you already own a KIDD Trigger with a curved trigger, but desire a straight trigger, simply purchase the trigger blade product #79 and follow the tutorial video on that product page to install it.  Or  mail it to us and we can change it.

Can I install the straight trigger myself?
Two stage trigger: If your trigger was purchased in 2010 or later, you can probably do this yourself.
You must remove the trigger from the receiver so that you have a top down view. Pry out the main spring retainer, spring and strut from the top of the unit. Put the safety on so that the
hammer and sear don't become locked. With the hammer spring out of the way, you will be able to see two hex screws.  Loosen the 1/16th hex so that the trigger blade and dowel pin can be pulled back. Then put the new trigger blade in and do everything in reverse.

Why does the straight trigger cost extra?
Two stage trigger:  The straight trigger blade cost more, because it is an added feature; we pay additional cost for the production of this product.

If I buy the KIDD Match Trigger today, when will it be shipped?
It will be shipped signature required on the following business day.      

Will the KIDD Match Trigger fit in a magnum rifle?
Two stage trigger: Yes, the KIDD match trigger is a drop in unit without any modification. You will only need to purchase the magnum hammer spring. 

Single stage trigger: Yes, there is no modification required.

Can I change the magazine lever myself?
Two stage and single stage trigger: Yes, the magazine lever is a very simple change with our new interchangeable release system. It is as simple as turning a key. Watch this video to help you. Click Here!

Trigger Job Kit 

Can I adjust my Trigger Job Kit?
Yes, our trigger kit is adjustable with the purchase of the weight tuning spring kit.  

Can I use the KIDD trigger job kit in an aluminum housing?
We do not recommend our trigger job for use in aluminum guards. Although we have had happy customers who say it has worked in their aluminum guards, but we cannot guarantee this. It is a hit or miss situation because the hole placements are not always consistent. Plastic guards are available for purchase if our kit doesn't work in your aluminum guard.


Do you guarantee your barrels to shoot?
Yes, we guarantee all of our barrels will group a half an inch at fifty yards. (Except for the ultra lightweight barrel)
What length of barrels do you offer?
Our stainless steel rifle bull barrels come in 20 inches, 18 inches, and 16.5 inches, and our lightweight stainless steel rifle barrels come in 18 inches and 16.5 inches.  Our pistol barrels come in 10 inches and 6.5 inches.
How heavy are your barrels?
[20 inch – 3 pounds 5 ounces] [18 inch- 3 pounds 3 ounces][16.5 inch- 3 pounds 1 ounce] Subtract about four ounces if fluted.  Our 18 inch lightweight is 2 lbs and our 16.5 lightweight is about 1 pound 14 ounces
Does your 10 inch barrel come fluted?
No, we do not offer fluting for our 10 or our 6.5 inch barrels.
What is the difference between blued and ion bonded?
For our purposes, the bluing was not a strong enough coating on the bolt to withstand the movement.
Do flutes take away from accuracy?
Fluting adds a great deal of cool factor, but if ultimate accuracy is your goal, then stick with the standard bull barrel.
Is my barrel supposed to be difficult to install?
Yes, we set it up for a resistance fit. The following are the installation instructions:
First, make sure the receiver extension hole is clear of paint or debris. Start the barrel extension into the receiver getting the barrel dovetail cut lined up with the bottom of the receiver. If snug, apply some anti-seize compound to the extension of the barrel.  If the receiver will not slip onto the barrel with hand force, use a rubber mallet to lightly tap the rear of the receiver onto the barrel leaving it about a quarter inch out. Take great care in always keeping the barrel and receiver in line while installing. Finally, wrap some paper or cloth around the barrel and put it in a vice so that the dovetail of the barrel is facing up. Put a level across the dovetail and another level across the top of the receiver to make sure that both levels match. Then again lightly tap the back of the receiver to get the final seeding. Attach the v-block and screws, then tighten to snug about 10 inch pounds. Barrel and receiver should move as one and not as two pieces after installation is complete. By leveling the dovetail and the receiver, your extractor will be timed.
Are your barrels free floated?
We recommend free floating the barrel and bedding the receiver, if needed on a slip fit set up.
What if the barrel is touching the stock?
The barrel should not touch the stock in any way.
Is the KIDD logo on the barrel?
Yes, all of our KIDD Barrels have a KIDD logo on them.
When should I clean my barrel?
Clean the chamber more often than the bore. The accuracy of a .22 barrel follows a bell curve, so if it is too clean or too dirty, it isn't as accurate. Ammos make a bore"dirty" at varying rates so we don't have a hard and fast schedule to give you. However, run two magazines through the barrel when it is new or after cleaning,  to begin shooting a new type of ammo for fouling purposes. As the accuracy diminishes, clean it and then start again.
What type of ammo do you recommend me to shoot through my KIDD Barrel?
Read this article to help make an informed decision. Click Here


Does the firing pin and extractor come installed on the KIDD Bolt?
Yes, the firing pin and extractor are installed in the KIDD Bolt already.
Does the scalloped bolt help or take away from the accuracy?
No, it is strictly just for cosmetics.
Why do the black bolts cost more?
There is an additional cost because we pay an additional cost for the application on the Ion Bond.
What type of coating is on the black bolt?
We Ion Bond all of our bolts.
Will my bolt fit in a factory receiver?
Yes, our bolt will drop into any factory receiver.


Do I need the receiver pin kit when I buy a KIDD receiver?
You will only need to purchase the receiver pins not the receiver pin kit because our receiver is already countersunk to take our receiver pins. The kit is needed to countersink a factory receiver or clone so that the screw heads will be flush with the outside of the receiver. 

How do I choose a MOA scope base that is right for me?
MOA stands for Minute of Angle.  If you shoot from 25 to 50 yards the Zero MOA is the way to go.  If you are shooting from 50 to 100 we recommend the 10 MOA and if you shoot farther than the 20 MOA. 

What are the pros and cons of adding a rear tang to my KIDD receiver?
This rear tang adds another stability point to your action.  This tang is not integral so it can be added or removed at anytime.  With this added stability comes additional stock inletting that will need to be done to make room for the tang.


After I purchase a KIDD Rifle, how long will it take to receive it?
Your complete KIDD Rifle will be ready for shipping unless otherwise indicated.

Payment Options

What payment methods are accepted?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.  We also take a check or money order.  If you have a PayPal account we can accept that form for most item, receivers being one of the main exceptions.  A rifle or receiver can be purchased via www.coolguyguns.com.  We also have several of our products on Ebay and Amazon.

How can I submit an order?
We have two websites the first at www.coolguyguns.com and the second at www.kiddinnovativedesign.com.  Both sites are fully operating, but there are some differences between them, www.kiddinnovativedesign.com doesn't sell receivers or rifles but does accept PayPal.  Orders can also be taken over the phone at 830-557-5433 or via fax at 830-557-4487.  We would also be glad to accept orders via email at [email protected] or via the mail at 2633 Terminal Loop Rd. McQueeney, TX. 78123.

International Sales

I do not live in the United States, but I am interested in your products.  How may I purchase them?
We do not ship out of the United States.  Click the link to find a international dealer close to you.

I am trying to checkout, but the credit card system will not take my international credit card.  What should I do?
We apologize for the inconvenience, but our websites do not accept international cards.  You can visit our site at www.kiddinnovativedesign.com.  This will allow you to checkout via PayPal but again we don't accept international accounts with PayPal either.

If you are unable to ship out of the country, how do your dealers get your products?
Our international dealers go through an exporter in the United States.  We ship to the exporter and the exporting process begins.


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