Ruger Mini 14

The name Mini-14 is used because it resembles a smaller version of the M14 rifle. Since it was manufactured it became popular with enforcement and civilian shooters because of its weight and handling characteristics.


Weapon type:Semi-automatic rifle
Weight:2.90 kg (6 lb)
Calibre & cartridge:.223 Remington
Capacity:5- to 30-rounds
Rate of fire:750 rounds/min
Designer:L. James Sullivan, William B. Ruger
Manufacturer:Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Action:Gas-operated, rotating bolt
In service:1973–present
Muzzle velocity:990 m/s (3240 ft/s)