This message is long overdue, as the person that I am recommending is already well known to this group. Mike of Oregon is the MAN!!
Here are my expercience with him.
I called him at home and his wife, (who was very nice) took the message, and promised that he would call back as soon as he returned. 45 minutes later Mike called me back and we had a 40 minute conversation about conversions and updates.
Two days later I got a detailed email message about all that we had talked about and even more details about all the things that could be done to a Mini 14.
I sent him the trigger group and the request to get the gas ports, the recoil buffer, the lapping bullets and the bedding video.
With in 5 day, I mean 5 days..... (not working days), I had the trigger group and all that I had request back!!
AND WHAT A JOB!!
I did not know what "a breaking of a glass rod trigger" feel was like, but now I know. It breaks crisply at 3.25 lbs.
I did not take my rifle to the shooting range for quite a while as I was travelling, so last Sunday, I went to the range with a friend. He is the same person, whose Mini 14 I had fired before I bought mine, and fell in love with the gun. I offered him to fire the first few rounds, and he was absolutely amazed at the performance of the gun. This was not a target range, but a plinking range, and anything that he point at disappeared in a dust cloud.
AND this is only with the trigger group and the recoil buffer. I have yet to install the gas bushings, so just the trigger work made a world of difference.
I would unflinching HIGHLY recommend Mike for his work and professionalism. He also happens to be a hunter, so if you have any questions about that, he could help you.
Here is his contact information
NW Shooters Support
2350 SW Balsam Ave.
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Mike in Oregon"<[email protected]
Incidentally, I have been lurking on this group for an while, and all you folks are some of the nicest people on the web.