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Triplanetary
March 21, 2012, 08:10 PM
http://news.sky.com/sky-news/content/StaticFile/jpg/2012/Mar/Week3/16192744.jpg

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Apple a Day
March 21, 2012, 08:11 PM
Ruger Mini-14

allaroundhunter
March 21, 2012, 08:15 PM
Or Ruger Mini-30?

I'm not exactly sure of the differences between the two besides the caliber. If someone could explain I would greatly appreciate it.

Carl N. Brown
March 21, 2012, 08:18 PM
Yep, Ruger Mini-14 (Ooops, no, Ruger AC556 select fire: zoom in on the back of the receiver) with the "old style" front sight (the stock appears to have been modified to mount the sling in the manner of the M1 carbine).

Triplanetary
March 21, 2012, 08:22 PM
The Police in Tolouse France are using Rugers. How un-French.

allaroundhunter
March 21, 2012, 08:25 PM
Ooops, no, Ruger AC556 select fire: zoom in on the back of the receiver

Good catch

Triplanetary
March 21, 2012, 08:26 PM
And if you zoom in on the unit patch it say CRS. I hope that has nothing to do with guns :)

allaroundhunter
March 21, 2012, 08:28 PM
deleted.....funny, but off topic

ridgerunner1965
March 21, 2012, 08:29 PM
that certainly does look like a ruger mini rifle. i have never seen that type stock on one tho.the stock looks checkered on the grip and forearm and longer than a stock one. the butt plate looks straight and padded instead of curved with a thin plastic butt plate. not to mention the slot in the butt.i would buy that stock if i could find one.

the diff between the mini 30 and mini 14 is just the caliber as far as i know.

any idea where that photo came from? as in what country?

allaroundhunter
March 21, 2012, 08:38 PM
any idea where that photo came from? as in what country?

France

Triplanetary
March 21, 2012, 08:52 PM
I think it is interesting that a French Special police unit CRS (Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité ) uses American Ruger guns given the choices of technology that they have. I wonder if it is an individual's choice ?

9mmepiphany
March 21, 2012, 10:53 PM
You'll also note that they are using the Safariland SLS holster to carry their SIG 2022 pistols

Swing
March 21, 2012, 11:36 PM
AC-556 indeed. Its hard to tell because its partially obscured, but is that a factory 20 or 30 rounder/

maskedman504
March 22, 2012, 12:15 AM
"You take my picture?!?"

He has a serious Napoleonic complex.. :neener:

Swing
March 22, 2012, 12:17 AM
He has a serious Napoleonic complex..

haha!

tryshoot
March 22, 2012, 12:35 AM
Good catch. I also said mini 14/30.

allaroundhunter
March 22, 2012, 01:43 AM
The older gentleman might as well be the supply officer for the other two....

dprice3844444
March 22, 2012, 01:49 AM
you see the guy on the left's patch?their police are now called the crs,formerly surete.
http://world.guns.ru/assault/usa/ruger-ac-556-mini-14gb-e.html
in above it shows the ac556 units with the flash hiders.the one without,as shown in the picture,does not have the flash hider.#6 from the top.

jim243
March 22, 2012, 01:51 AM
That has to be a 14 since the mag is for 223 not 7.62x39.


Jim

tarosean
March 22, 2012, 01:52 AM
I think it is interesting that a French Special police unit CRS (Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité ) uses American Ruger guns given the choices of technology that they have. I wonder if it is an individual's choice ?

I was in two airports in France last month. Tavors and MP5's are what the security/police/guard (?) was carrying.

jim243
March 22, 2012, 02:00 AM
They may be aux police (volunteers) helping out for a praide using their own weapons.

Just a thought
Jim

45bthompson
March 22, 2012, 02:08 AM
Looks shorter than average. Older than average too. At least it appears to still be in working order.

Ignition Override
March 22, 2012, 02:19 AM
Those police officers might be in the neighborhood of that tragedy in southern France.

Triplanetary
March 22, 2012, 10:44 AM
If the Mini 14 is patterned after the M-14 why is it as accurate as one ? I keep hearing that about Ruger rifles in general. Are they the type of product that you have to mod after you get it for fit, finish and performance ?

Sam1911
March 22, 2012, 02:14 PM
Question answered.

(Triplanetary, you might want to ask your question in a new thread -- or just do a search on Mini-14 accuracy.)

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