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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Triplanetary, Mar 21, 2012.

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  1. Triplanetary

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  2. Apple a Day

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    Ruger Mini-14
     
  3. allaroundhunter

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    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.
     
  4. Carl N. Brown

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    [strike]Yep, Ruger Mini-14[/strike] (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).
     
  5. Triplanetary

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    The Police in Tolouse France are using Rugers. How un-French.
     
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    Good catch
     
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    And if you zoom in on the unit patch it say CRS. I hope that has nothing to do with guns :)
     
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    deleted.....funny, but off topic
     
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    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?
     
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    France
     
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    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 ?
     
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    Ruger AC556. That's what it looks like in any case.
     
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    You'll also note that they are using the Safariland SLS holster to carry their SIG 2022 pistols
     
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    AC-556 indeed. Its hard to tell because its partially obscured, but is that a factory 20 or 30 rounder/
     
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    "You take my picture?!?"

    He has a serious Napoleonic complex.. :neener:
     
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    haha!
     
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    Good catch. I also said mini 14/30.
     
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    The older gentleman might as well be the supply officer for the other two....
     
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    That has to be a 14 since the mag is for 223 not 7.62x39.


    Jim
     
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    I was in two airports in France last month. Tavors and MP5's are what the security/police/guard (?) was carrying.
     
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    They may be aux police (volunteers) helping out for a praide using their own weapons.

    Just a thought
    Jim
     
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    Looks shorter than average. Older than average too. At least it appears to still be in working order.
     
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    Those police officers might be in the neighborhood of that tragedy in southern France.
     
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    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 ?
     
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