Once again Timney Triggers steals the show with their new 10/22 Calvin Elite trigger. I received one of these for a review a short while ago and quite honestly I have been spoiled ever since the first moment I installed it. I have already tried the BX trigger as well as the KIDD trigger that a friend of mine had. Let me be upfront and clear, neither in my opinion hold any weight against this trigger and its benefits in any way whatsoever.
Getting into the reception and installation, you will receive the trigger in the standard Timney Trigger plastic packaging. However, you will notice the extra trigger shoes as well as the key to change them when you open it. The trigger shoes come with a bit of a learning curve because you have 4 options to choose from and you obviously will want what works best for you. Installation of the trigger itself will take you about 3-5 minutes with minimum competency in gunsmithing to install. you simply remove the stock and a few pins with a punch set and reverse the order to install it and choose your trigger shoe.
Me personally I have 4 Calvin Elites so I chose the flat trigger with the small lip on the bottom because that is the one I am the most comfortable with. The flat trigger shoe with the lip lets me have consistent trigger placement as I always touch my bottom part of the pad of my index finger on the lip. I simply love the options the Calvin Elite gives you because it is fully adjustable on many areas left / right, up / down, forwards / backwards so you are going to have the perfect finger placement every single time. With trigger placement and consistency being one of the hardest shooting fundamentals to master this trigger will put you leaps and bounds above other triggers. Not to mention it comes with the extended magazine release lever already installed as well so that saves a bit of money as compared to other triggers in this arena.
The Timney Trigger Calvin Elite comes pre-set with a 1.5-2 pounds pull weight that is absolutely amazing and one of the lightest available on the market in this platform. This is the only trigger out of the 4 that I have pulled that does not have any trigger creep whatsoever. Quite literally, your first few magazines will surprise you because if you shoot like I do you will test the accuracy side as well as the speed you can empty the magazine. At the end of the day this is a .22 platform and ammunition is rather cheap so the amount of fun you can have is practically limitless. My daughter shoots a bolt-gun in local competitions so this rifle in particular is used for practice because she likes to hear the ping of steel targets.
Both mine as well as my daughters assessment of this Timney Trigger Calvin Elite 10/22 trigger is that we both love it directly out of the box. I believe it is a very solid value priced at $269 MSRP as far as the “bang for your buck” side I have seen some priced upwards of $400 (yikes). At the end of the day it is going to perform for you whether it is a professional or amateur sense of purpose. Some people want to shoot fast and some people love hearing the distinct “click” of the reset after shooting and waiting for the ping! Either way in our opinion you need to pick one up and run it, there is a reason its backed by the Timney Trigger name.