Ruger selling Mini-14 with 20 round magazine!

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Wow! Ruger has finally decided to sell a Mini-14 with a 20 round factory magazine!

NRA Mini-14 Rifle:

Chambered in the popular and proven .223 Rem. cartridge and shipped with two 20-Round magazines. (Note: 20-round magazines are not available in all states and locales; 5-round magazines are available where required to meet state and local regulations limiting magazine capacity.)

Ruger are finally getting their act together!

Ruger has resisted putting in high capacity magazines since Mr Ruger wrote a letter to Congress

“The best way to address the firepower concern is therefore not to try to outlaw or license many millions of older and perfectly legitimate firearms (which would be a licensing effort of staggering proportions) but to prohibit the possession of high capacity magazines. By a simple, complete, and unequivocal ban on large capacity magazines, all the difficulty of defining “assault rifles” and “semi-automatic rifles” is eliminated. The large capacity magazine itself, separate or attached to the firearm, becomes the prohibited item. A single amendment to Federal firearms laws could prohibit their possession or sale and would effectively implement these objectives.”

And then stated on an NBC interview that:

“no honest man needs more than 10 rounds in any gun…” and “I never meant for simple civilians to have my 20 and 30 round magazines…”. It has long been Ruger’s policy to limit sales of those items to Law Enforcement or Military purchasers”

Ruger: Welcome to the 21st century.
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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Chad Chad on Aug 28, 2009

    I can put 2" groups consistantly in the bullseye at 100 yards with the Ruger mini-14 with the optical.

    The 308 is a sniper rifle. So, it is easier to target shoot.

  • Jerry Jerry on Dec 24, 2010

    I can't believe the price of the 20 rd magazine. You would think they are made of gold and for the price Ruger is asking, they should be.