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chico13
06-04-2012, 12:48 AM
forgive me for my ignorance but are Mini 14's legal to own in CA as far as i can tell its a big no because they are Carbines but they do have 16+ inch barrel so i guess what my question is do they make a CA legal mini 14???

loosewreck
06-04-2012, 12:52 AM
Yes they do, you can buy one at Big 5.

jeffrice6
06-04-2012, 12:53 AM
The Mini is CA legal! There are only a few models that have a flash hider that are a no go.

far from tactical
06-04-2012, 1:00 AM
Yes

johnthomas
06-04-2012, 2:17 AM
At big5 they sell the ones from the war and brand new ones. They don't have a pistol grip. Good to go.

m98
06-04-2012, 3:59 AM
No........

Minis are illegal. Ar's and ak are not. Bolt action sniper scoped rifles are also illegal bcuz it can be used in assasinations and to take down airplanes transporting hundreds of sheeples.

Dutch3
06-04-2012, 4:02 AM
At big5 they sell the ones from the war and brand new ones. They don't have a pistol grip. Good to go.

Which war are you taking about? The price war between Wal-mart and KMart back in the 1980's?

bonesurf
06-04-2012, 5:48 AM
The versions of the mini 14/30 that are illegal in CA you basically would have to order from out of state anyways. Big 5 typically has the "Ranch Rifle", sometimes the stainless and sometimes the stainless synthetic stock or combos thereof. The versions that are illegal in CA are the "tacticals". They have a flash suppressor (no-no) and some have a pistol grip (you then need a bullet button). CA minis are sold without a pistol grip, no suppressor and a 5 round mag.

MakeYaBootyBurn
06-04-2012, 6:45 AM
Which war are you taking about? The price war between Wal-mart and KMart back in the 1980's?

LMFAO! I was thinking the same thing! What war?!

Baconator
06-04-2012, 6:57 AM
No........

Minis are illegal. Ar's and ak are not. Bolt action sniper scoped rifles are also illegal bcuz it can be used in assasinations and to take down airplanes transporting hundreds of sheeples.

Lmfao

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TempleKnight
06-04-2012, 7:38 AM
Which war are you taking about? The price war between Wal-mart and KMart back in the 1980's?

Way too early for something this funny. I almost blew coffee into my keyboard.

Merc1138
06-04-2012, 8:14 AM
Way too early for something this funny. I almost blew coffee into my keyboard.

Maybe he's confusing The A-Team with a documentary?

Arkangel
06-04-2012, 8:41 AM
Maybe he's confusing The A-Team with a documentary?

:rofl2:

glock 357
06-04-2012, 8:52 AM
Which war are you taking about? The price war between Wal-mart and KMart back in the 1980's?

NO NO He's referencing to:

The A-Team's Season 2, Episode 7

The Taxicab Wars

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zfields
06-04-2012, 8:54 AM
Tag'd for finding out what war he was talking about....

bonesurf
06-04-2012, 12:10 PM
The one the UK Bermuda regiment never fought in?

TwinStick
06-04-2012, 12:16 PM
The HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray war? VHS vs. BetaMax maybe?

peacedivision
06-04-2012, 12:24 PM
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5803/minivk.jpg

Veteran of the Cola Wars.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLj99ZgVMvw

6114DAVE
10-10-2013, 2:49 AM
Is the mini 14 ranch rifle rated for 5.56 or only for .223

Milsurps
10-10-2013, 2:59 AM
Is the mini 14 ranch rifle rated for 5.56 or only for .223

Ranch models both 5.56 and .223.
Target model .223 ONLY.

HTH

6114DAVE
10-10-2013, 3:00 AM
Ranch models both 5.56 and .223.
Target model .223 ONLY.

HTH

Thanks!! Sorry about the necro post..lol

problemchild
10-10-2013, 5:37 AM
The only gun made that I --->HATE!

The users seem to care less that the brass, flying out at 200mph, damages other peoples property when it hits it.

So far I have had:

My spotting scope severly chipped and damaged
My BRAND NEW CZ rifle dented in the nice walnut stock.
My AR-15 dented and chipped.
My ear split open

desertexplore
10-10-2013, 5:40 AM
I like the Mini 14.

indetrucks
10-10-2013, 5:40 AM
Which war are you taking about? The price war between Wal-mart and KMart back in the 1980's?

Ok, I laughed pretty good at this one...

Maybe he's confusing The A-Team with a documentary?

Then I saw this and my office was wondering what was so funny at 6:30am and KNEW I wasn't working.

hahaha
Fookin Hannibal, he loves it when a plan comes together.

Milsurps
10-10-2013, 5:57 AM
The only gun made that I --->HATE!..


:nopity:

Love mine.
My Mini and ARs always play well with others. ;)

Guess YMMV, :rolleyes:

G21Shooter
10-10-2013, 7:06 AM
Yes Mini 14s are legal in California currently given then don't have a flash hider or tactical stock but SB374 is about to change that and make ALL Mini 14s illegal and unavailable to buy in the future. Look at my signature, contact Gov Brown and tell him to veto all anti gun BS.

ap3572001
10-10-2013, 7:15 AM
Mini-14's are legal.

I owned them since mid 1980's. The agency that I work for used them in the past.

I owned (and own) several. Really like the new model .

Ruger made 5/10/20/30 round magazines for years. Since mid 1970's

10 and 20 rounder are my favorite.

Mini-14's are handy, REALIABLE and give You plenty of firepower.

nitroxdiver
10-10-2013, 7:38 AM
This thread was funny as hell. Thanks men. :) Mini's are great. I remember my local ace hardware store back east carried them in the 80's. Those were the days. I had one but traded it off.


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Mini14
10-10-2013, 7:42 AM
Why yes, I AM legal...have at me...for now

SonofWWIIDI
10-10-2013, 8:06 AM
I like my mini 30! Fun to shoot, looks cool, shoots the formerly super cheap wolf, and sends the cases into the head of the guy next to me at light speed! Fortunately it's usually a friend of mine, and they usually deserve it!

:D

basalt
10-10-2013, 11:15 AM
Be careful what information you choose to believe. Any new mini you by in a shop is legal. One you buy used could very well be an unregistered assault weapon and the previous owner may have no idea.

Check the flow chart and it will tell you what is legal or not. Minis CAN have any number of items that classify them as assault weapons such as flash suppressor, folding, collapsible, or thumbhole stock. And just cause they don't start with a pistol grip doesn't mean someone won't put one on it.

robcoe
10-10-2013, 11:19 AM
I am still waiting to hear more about this war.

Chameleon Loco
10-10-2013, 11:43 AM
100% legal! I grew up shooting one a 186 series that my dad purchased from a gun smith who bought them off brinks because they decided to arm their guards with shotguns instead. The mini 14 has left a lasting impression on me so much so that my two semi auto rifles also came from the factory featureless.

Quiet
10-10-2013, 11:55 AM
Most Ruger Mini-14s are legal in CA.
Some Ruger Mini-14s are illegal in CA.

It depends on how the Mini-14 is configured.


If SB374 becomes CA law, then all Ruger Mini-14s would be illegal in CA (except those registered as assault weapons).

Clairvaux
10-20-2013, 10:43 PM
Which war are you taking about? The price war between Wal-mart and KMart back in the 1980's?

:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:





Was the funniest thing I've read on CGN this month.

Merc1138
10-20-2013, 10:52 PM
Most Ruger Mini-14s are legal in CA.
Some Ruger Mini-14s are illegal in CA.

It depends on how the Mini-14 is configured.


If SB374 becomes CA law, then all Ruger Mini-14s would be illegal in CA (except those registered as assault weapons).

Well fortunately it was vetoed, so we'll still be able to buy those war time surplus mini 14's.

ViPER395
10-21-2013, 12:05 AM
This:

I am still waiting to hear more about this war.

and love my Mini-14.

Merc1138
10-21-2013, 12:28 AM
This:



and love my Mini-14.

lol, it's probably going to be a while before he gets past that comment about mini 14's from the war. However for some people at a glance, he might have just mixed them up with the m1 garand/m1a/m14, maybe.

desertexplore
10-21-2013, 6:47 AM
Some random comments and questions-

- The Ranch Rifle and Mini 14 are both the same product, correct?

- Where did the name "mini" come from?

- When will Magpul ever make poly mags for the M14?

- What year did Ruger improve the rifle and thicken the barbell?

Thanks

CessnaDriver
10-21-2013, 6:49 AM
Buy!

I own two.

MrExel17
10-21-2013, 6:50 AM
Yuuup!

G21Shooter
10-21-2013, 6:53 AM
Some random comments and questions-

- The Ranch Rifle and Mini 14 are both the same product, correct?
Ruger Refers to the newer models as "Ranch Rifles" but yeah same gun.
- Where did the name "mini" come from?
The name Mini refers to the miniature version of the M14.
- When will Magpul ever make poly mags for the M14?
Hopefully, they reveal they are making AK mags so maybe Mini 14 and M14 mags with fellow.
- What year did Ruger improve the rifle and thicken the barbell?
They retooled and improved the rifles in 2006 I believe.
Thanks

Hope that helped.

Lebaneseblonde
10-21-2013, 7:11 AM
The one the UK Bermuda regiment never fought in?

Crap. A standing army using a mini 14. Wow

Steve1968LS2
10-21-2013, 7:14 AM
LMFAO! I was thinking the same thing! What war?!

You know.. the A-Team war...

The threads on Calguns never cease to amaze me...

desertexplore
10-21-2013, 7:15 AM
Hope that helped.

Thanks for the answers!

Follow up question- I thought they improved the barrel thickness years before 2006?

Mossy Man
10-21-2013, 7:17 AM
Crap. A standing army using a mini 14. Wow

Don't forget the CDCR. They use mini14s. It's a daily battle for them against falling asleep at work.

Many have fallen.

desertexplore
10-21-2013, 7:19 AM
I was going to mention that CDCR uses the rifle. They seem to like them and the rifle has served them well. Remember- "No warning shots".

mcat707
10-21-2013, 7:54 AM
The only gun made that I --->HATE!

The users seem to care less that the brass, flying out at 200mph, damages other peoples property when it hits it.

So far I have had:

My spotting scope severly chipped and damaged
My BRAND NEW CZ rifle dented in the nice walnut stock.
My AR-15 dented and chipped.
My ear split open

A little off topic...

Lol! I remember a shooting buddy of mine was blasting away on his mini while one of the brass casings struck another guy right between his eyes! Made a huge cut right between his brows! Blood started dripping down his face. He wasnt even wearing his protective eyewear at the time either! Very lucky he still has his vision! The guy was standing at least 10 feet away just watching him.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: All shooters, ALWAYS wear eye protection while shooting all firearms! Even if you're just spectating!

Mossy Man
10-21-2013, 8:14 AM
A little off topic...

Lol! I remember a shooting buddy of mine was blasting away on his mini while one of the brass casings struck another guy right between his eyes! Made a huge cut right between his brows! Blood started dripping down his face. He wasnt even wearing his protective eyewear at the time either! Very lucky he still has his vision! The guy was standing at least 10 feet away just watching him.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: All shooters, ALWAYS wear eye protection while shooting all firearms! Even if you're just spectating!

My best bud always hate it when i bring my mini. Ive put a bloody gash on the side of his head with brass. Guess i should get some smaller gas bushings.

Virus55
10-21-2013, 1:14 PM
I was going to mention that CDCR uses the rifle. They seem to like them and the rifle has served them well. Remember- "No warning shots".

Was going to say the sameting, you beat me to it

roushstage2
10-21-2013, 4:22 PM
I was going to mention that CDCR uses the rifle. They seem to like them and the rifle has served them well. Remember- "No warning shots".

Yes they do. I was on the fence about getting a Mini, but after using it today, I think I'm sold!

floorance
10-21-2013, 4:29 PM
People love to complain about the mini, when my brass was flying around they didn't complain when they took it. Now I just use an E&L Brass catcher and problem solved. I love AR's and other rifles, but my Mini's have been getting more range time throughout the years.

desertexplore
10-21-2013, 5:02 PM
Yes they do. I was on the fence about getting a Mini, but after using it today, I think I'm sold!

Haha, you must be in the academy. Another CGer I know in the academy also started on the mini today.

roushstage2
10-21-2013, 7:43 PM
Haha, you must be in the academy. Another CGer I know in the academy also started on the mini today.

I am indeed. There's a few of us in the academy right now, IIRC. I know of one for sure.

rockstar
10-22-2013, 2:05 PM
"However for some people at a glance, he might have just mixed them up with the m1 garand/m1a/m14, maybe."

What he said.

Merc1138
10-22-2013, 2:11 PM
"However for some people at a glance, he might have just mixed them up with the m1 garand/m1a/m14, maybe."

What he said.

But it still doesn't make it any less funny.

http://i.imgur.com/Hsb6Yf2.jpg

toddytguns
10-22-2013, 2:13 PM
Nothing wrong with the mini. Just did my quarterly qualification last week. Was a little off that day and only scored a 96. But have put up a very respectable 120ish in the past.

Old Scribe
10-22-2013, 2:24 PM
I've got an older 180 series Mini that I love to shoot and it shoots well.

Michael Ehline
10-22-2013, 2:56 PM
I have all my old mags from the 80's and they are all standard capacity. (known by liberals as "high caps"). And I see no appreciable difference in accuracy between an AR and a mini 14 at all. Beats going featureless with a black rifle.

roushstage2
10-22-2013, 4:26 PM
Today, I shot a 125, 122 (one shot in the 2x zone) and a 118 (one miss and one in the 2x zone, again).

toddytguns
10-22-2013, 6:58 PM
Good shooting roushstage2 and that's with 180 series mini's.

Donk310
10-22-2013, 7:09 PM
At big5 they sell the ones from the war

I know you are not joking, but that was funny as "H" "E" "L" "L"!

Ag_Surfer
10-22-2013, 7:20 PM
I like mine and there is no BB !

mgw12
10-22-2013, 8:39 PM
A little off topic...

Lol! I remember a shooting buddy of mine was blasting away on his mini while one of the brass casings struck another guy right between his eyes! Made a huge cut right between his brows! Blood started dripping down his face. He wasnt even wearing his protective eyewear at the time either! Very lucky he still has his vision! The guy was standing at least 10 feet away just watching him.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: All shooters, ALWAYS wear eye protection while shooting all firearms! Even if you're just spectating!

I had a hot casing from my mini bounce off the wood wall at the shooting range I was at and land "between" my protective eye protection and my forehead!! .. What are the odds of that!? It stuck between the frame and my forehead! I could smell my flesh burning AND because I had ear plugs in I could "hear" the flesh burn! heh heh Like a hot iron! I laughed. it's healed and no one would ever know...I thought it would leave a scar for life but it did not leave a mark...it was embarrassing for a month as I had to explain what happened .