Ruger Mini-14 - Weekly Special

Gallery of Guns
June 12, 2019

This week we have specials from Taurus, Canik, American Tactical, Browning, Bergara, KelTec, Tristar and this Ruger Mini-14.

The Ruger Mini-14 is the brain child of Bill Ruger and Jim Sullivan. They worked to develop what is basically a scaled down version of the larger M-14 7.62 service rifle. Sullivan took the principals from the M-14 and designed a rifle that was chambered in the growing .223 Remington cartridge and could be manufactured with investment casting methods. casting was used to cut the cost of the gun to make it more affordable for the consumer which Ruger was known for. The project took six years and came to fruition 1973. Ruger began mass production in 1974. Hold true to its root the Mini-14 had a rotating bolt and fire control that that were similar to those of the Garand style used on the M-14.

This particular model Mini-14 is a TALO Limited Edition. It features the simple, rugged, Garand-style action, a fixed-piston gas system and self-cleaning gas cylinder gives unparalleled reliability. The 18.5 inch cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity. Integral scope mounts are machined directly in to the solid steel receiver and it is also drilled and tapped for mounting a picatinny rail that is included. That gives you two different ways to mount an optic on the rifle. But if optics aren't your thing and rifle also is equipped with ghost ring rear aperture sight and a non-glare, protected blade front sight.The crowning jewel on this rifle is hard to miss. The engraved hardwood stock celebrates the American Ranch with a detailed landscape engraved. Not only making this a Ranch Style Mini-14 rifle but also a rifle paying homage to Ranches across the country.