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Ruger has some of the best customer service in the business and they are hardly the Fudd company that they were under Bill Ruger. I’ve had personal correspondence with the CEO and he is very pro 2A. Notice how they make ARs now and have kept the locks off their steel frames revolvers unlike S&W?


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Also one big reason spare parts are hard to get is that the aftermarket never picked up on it. The AR is more popular with the military using that design, so there are a crap tone of aftermarket sources for the design. The Mini 14 never gained that popularity, so the aftermarket said not gonna waste my time making parts for it. Had the U.S. military picked up the design, we'd all be saying how great they are, and building them cheap, while the AR crowd would be on the fringes.
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You can ship directly to and receive from the maker of the firearm without going through a FFL.


Because Ruger is still infected with ****ed up Bill Ruger mindset.
Really? I thought GCA 68 stopped that.
Honestly didn't know.
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Really? I thought GCA 68 stopped that.
Honestly didn't know.
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A person not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State or local law may ship a firearm to a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer for any lawful purpose, and, notwithstanding any other provision of this part, the licensed manufacturer, licensed importer, or licensed dealer may return in interstate or foreign commerce to that person the firearm or a replacement firearm of the same kind and type. See § 478.124(a) for requirements of a Form 4473 prior to return. A person not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State or local law may ship a firearm curio or relic to a licensed collector for any lawful purpose, and, notwithstanding any other provision of this part, the licensed collector may return in interstate or foreign commerce to that person the firearm curio or relic.
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I've decided that seeing as how the Mini 14s aren't quite as accurate as the ARs, not as much magnification is needed, and it is to be used as a close to mid range gun. I put a 2-7 scout scope on mine using the Ultimak rail. I actually had a Romeo 5 on there at first, but took it off to use it on a different gun. I still wouldn't choose it over one of my ARs for a SHTF gun though. I have more mags for them, more spare parts, more experience with them... but it's a good rifle.

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I am on my second mini 14 and wish I would have purchased a mini thirty. Better ammo with more killing power on deer sized game. Better accuracy too. You can also get some very cheap ammo.
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When SHTF, you want a most evil looking rifle with the most effective killing round. The title goes to AK when you absolutely positively want to kill every mofo in the room.
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When SHTF, you want a most evil looking rifle with the most effective killing round. The title goes to AK when you absolutely positively want to kill mofo in the room.
Can't tell if that's sarcasm,

or some 14 year old in his mom's basement playing video games...
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Can't tell if that's sarcasm,

or some 14 year old in his mom's basement playing video games...
I guess you are too young to know movie references.

https://youtu.be/yxQNYPYFq1c

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I guess you are too young to know movie references.

https://youtu.be/yxQNYPYFq1c

Too young... well, I've never seen the movie. In fact never even heard of it, so I looked it up. It came out in 1997, and I was an Infantry Drill SGT at Benning back in 1990... That's not it. Just never heard of it.

I'm normally a fan of Samuel too, but that looks like a crappy film. Probably only done well because he was in it...

Sorry about the 14 year old crack. Some of the movie lines they come up with sound that way sometimes... lol.
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I was an Infantry Drill SGT at Benning back in 1990...

I went through basic/ait & jump school at Benning back in 1990. Which battalion were you a DS at?
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I went through D 2/54 Jan - Apr '90.
Same time frame... watching the Gulf War on TV. Did you get to see Lee Greenwood when he was there? We took our troops. Place was rocking. I think he must have did "God bless the USA" at least 3 times... Pvts were all kinds of fired up. If I could go back in time, I'd go to that show again, and record video of it.
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Same time frame... watching the Gulf War on TV. Did you get to see Lee Greenwood when he was there? We took our troops. Place was rocking. I think he must have did "God bless the USA" at least 3 times... Pvts were all kinds of fired up. If I could go back in time, I'd go to that show again, and record video of it.
I got to Germany in June of '90. Only thing I got to watch was the Pink Floyd the Wall concert that summer, on TV while I had CQ duty. Oh well, every one that went said the concert sucked. Iraq invaded Kuwait start of Aug that summer, I still didn't have a TV or radio yet & had no idea till I got to formation & someone said we were going to war. Then we did EIB training & testing for a month.
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I guess you are too young to know movie references.

https://youtu.be/yxQNYPYFq1c

Too young... well, I've never seen the movie. In fact never even heard of it, so I looked it up. It came out in 1997, and I was an Infantry Drill SGT at Benning back in 1990... That's not it. Just never heard of it.

I'm normally a fan of Samuel too, but that looks like a crappy film. Probably only done well because he was in it...

Sorry about the 14 year old crack. Some of the movie lines they come up with sound that way sometimes... lol.
It was his second Tarantino film
And was really good. Watch it you’ll be glad you did.
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Its been years. You guys gonna stop now? Here , I'll help you guys out...


Mini 14's suck ass. (Coin flip)(Although they do actually suck ass)

Lets go............You can argue about this for a few more years
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I'd like to get one. With blued steel and wood stock, with smaller mag, looks like any old hunting rifle as far as the untrained eye goes. An element of stealth has value in SHTF. Anyone seeing an AR will go on high alert off the bat ..
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I'd like to get one. With blued steel and wood stock, with smaller mag, looks like any old hunting rifle as far as the untrained eye goes. An element of stealth has value in SHTF. Anyone seeing an AR will go on high alert off the bat ..
I understand the sentiment there, but save a few more bucks and get an M1a. Same idea, but a far superior instrument. I had a mini-14. It was all I could buy without registering it as an “assault weapon” at the time. It was the most “tactical” version you could buy in a traditional stock and I added a scout rail and red dot. It was fairly accurate, but malfunctioned way too much to bet my life on. I really wanted to love that rifle but I couldn’t. It was my first semi-auto rifle. Traded it last year for a CT-legal “other” AR-15, 12.5”. The AR is superior in every single way except the scary looks factor. Basically an SBR with a brace. But, I can stick it in a backpack easily to go incognito. You’re not doing that with a mini14.
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Mini 14's suck ass. (Coin flip)(Although they do actually suck ass)

Lets go............You can argue about this for a few more years
You have actually shoved a Mini14 up your butt and found this out first hand?

Maybe the above explains the recent toilet paper shortage across the nation....lol


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