IMO the 10/22 is an awesome little plinker right out of the box. But for little money you can make some drastic improvements to it making it even more fun to shoot. IMO these few mods will make the gun much easier to use and more fun to shoot. I'm not a gunsmith so if you attempt to do any of these mods you do so at your own risk. Also, I didn't invent any of these mods by any means. Most of these I took from rimfirecentral over the years. I just did these mods tonight on a used 10/22 I picked up few weeks ago for $169. It is a basic carbine 10/22. I think the manufacture date was around 1994. There are five mods that will really improve any factory stock 10/22. 1. Polishing the internals 2. Modifying the bolt release 3. Changing the magazine release 4. Changing the bolt buffer 5. Changing the extractor Polishing There are 3 pieces to polish. Polishing these internals will not lighten the trigger pull. The easiest way to lighten a trigger is to buy an aftermarket hammer. I choose not to replace the hammer in this 10/22 because I use it to teach kids to shoot, and don't mind the 8 lb stock trigger. On the disconnector I polished one face. The hammer rubs against the disconnector on this face. On the hammer I polished one face and the curved end. The flat face is where the hammer makes contact with the bolt and the curved end is where the hammer makes contact with the sear. The sear gets polished in 3 places. This picture shows where the sear makes contact with the hammer. This picture shows where the sear makes contact with the disconnector. I polished the following 2 faces. That's all for the polishing. These mods will make the trigger much more crisp and reset better as well. The difference is felt immediately.