Ruger 30 round Mini-14 magazines: Time are a-changin'

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

In last November for the first time in a long while did Ruger finally start selling mini-14 20 round magazines to the general public. Previously they had restricted them to law enforcement only. Now only 5 months later they are selling 30 rounders!

This is a great move by Ruger. At this rate we should be seeing a 100 round drum pretty soon 😉

Bob Dylan got it right when he sung

Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
The battle outside ragin’
Will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

They are selling for $49.95 at

Hat Tip: Michael Bane via. Say Uncle

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Jerry Jerry on Jun 26, 2012

    Impact guns has the factory ruger 30 mags for $35.95. Lowest price I could find. Bought two Magpro metal 30 mags and one works, the other goes back to the store.

  • Tom Tom on Nov 09, 2012

    I own 4 Rugers. A 10/22, new model single six, a vaquaro .44 special, and a mini 14 .223. I have put thousands of rounds through them and never had a problem. I have killed all manner of varmits with all of them. I have never had a problem with any of them. I have used the single six coon hunting so much that most of the bluing is worn off and it still kills with one shot. The 10/22 can put 10 rounds in a 1 inch circle at 50 yards (has scope) The vaquaro at 25 feet puts six in the bull and ring. Just got the mini and so far it seems to shoot as good as the rest. Ruger does not make junk!!