Watch: Ruger Mini-14 Dust Test
Kevin Felts 07.06.17
While watching the video, I figured the first malfunction would be a failure to feed. Let’s just say that I was surprised at what the first failure actually was.
In all honesty, it was not how the Mini-14 did in the dust test, but rather the blue-green shorts that caught my attention. There just seems to be something about a guy with arms like his, shooting a mini-14 and wearing blue-green shorts.
Now for the video.
Personally, rather than baby powder, I would like to see mud or sand. While I understand baby powder is very fine, I have never found baby powder in my rifle after taking it in the woods.
Overall, I was happy with how the Mini-14 performed.
In the late 1980s I owned a Ruger Mini-14 in stainless steel. In the 1990s I had a Ruger Mini-30. On both rifles the factory stock was replaced with a metal folding stock. I miss both rifles dearly and have thought about buying another one.
With a lot of shooters falling in love with the AR platform, it is nice to see someone like the Firearm Blog doing videos on the Mini-14. Keep up the good work guys.