The Ruger Mini 14: One of the Greatest Firearms of the Past Century
L. James Sullivan is not a well-known name in many gun circles. He should be. He was one of the driving forces behind the M16, Stoner 63 assault rifles and the Ultimax 100 light machinegun. One of the other weapons he worked on, and one that shows elements of all of these designs was the Ruger Mini-14. Developed from 1967-1973 with Bill Ruger, the Mini 14 was first put into production in 1974. Now at age 38, it is a classic of firearms lore and has earned a spot among the great firearms of the past century.
Continued in my column at GUNS.com http://www.guns.com/the-ruger-mini-14-one-of-the-greatest-firearms-of-the-past-century-9775.html