Let’s give credit where credit is due. The Ruger Mini 14, for all the accuracy issues it had at the beginning, is a rugged, ridiculously reliable, handy little rifle. It’s quick to the shoulder, easy and fun to shoot, has very little recoil and is chambered for a fairly powerful and versatile cartridge.
The Model 66, along with it’s blue steel brother the Model 19, rode in the holsters of many a police officer for decades. In my dad’s day, the Combat Magnum was considered a dream gun by most police and security officers.
I packed up my AR-15 and my Saiga AK in 7.62×39 and headed off to the P2K Range to test their accuracy on the 100 yard indoor range. You can check out the results in the video below.
While we would all like to be able to shoot out in the open all the time, many of us live in cities and large metropolitan areas. In those cases, shooting out in the open is a rare event that takes planning and usually lasts all day. It’s a wonderful experience, but it requires so much time and preparation that it simply doesn’t happen often enough.
Yes, this is yet another quick review of the ever popular and yet much maligned Ruger Mini 14. The Mini 14 and later the Mini 30 have been popular with shooters since their creation, and there are many reasons why.
While I am in complete agreement that the laws are unconstitutional, the truth is that violating them will not change them. It will simply result in the violator ending up in jail or prison and losing his or her gun rights permanently.
The question that keeps coming my way is, “What about the AR-15? I’ve actually had people question whether I even like ARs or even have one. Well, I do and I do.
I picked up my Saiga rifle in 7.62×39 a while back and have become totally sold on the design for a few reasons. I thought you might like to know what my reasons are…
One of the questions I get most often from students is, “How can I get a concealed carry permit in California?” I’ve been through the process in San Diego twice. The process has become a bit more challenging, but the reasons the sheriff will accept for issuance are pretty the must the same.
…two simple rules. 1) Always select a home defense gun in a caliber or gauge that you can actually hit something with. A solid hit with a .22 is better than a loud miss with a .44 Magnum. 2) Buy a quality, reliable firearm that will ALWAYS go bang. After all, the loudest sound in a gun fight is click.