The Dust Test: Is the Ruger Mini-14 Unreliable?

    In this episode of TFBTV, James responds to comments about the unreliability of the Mini-14. Notably, a number of viewers have mentioned in prior comments that the Mini-14 is especially sensitive to dust and dirt in the action. SO what better way to see if this is myth or fact than blasting the Mini right in the action with ultra-fine baby powder?

    This test uses a new model Ruger Mini-14 (with about a 500-round count) that has not been cleaned since it was manufactured.

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    James Reeves

    • NRA-licensed concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present
    Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, 2011
    • TFBTV Executive Producer
    • Former Regional Sales Rep, Interstate Arms Corp., MA
    • Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition
    • GLOCK® Certified Pistol Operator, 2017-2022
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