February 2003

Firing Line: 02/03

Intimidation Factor
Re December 2002, “Entry-Type AR-15s—Is One of These Rifles For You?”:

I’d like to highlight your comment about the Mini-14 being less intimidating than AR-15s. I own a Mini-14, and out here in California, where you can’t buy AR-styles exactly because they are more intimidating and imposing, the Mini-14 is a great choice if you want to avoid the possibility of your neighbors branding you “the guy with the assault rifle.” Though a Mini-14 out of the box might not be the most accurate weapon in this class, it’s reliable, breaks down into a handful of large parts with no tools for quick cleaning, and the fit and finish are outstanding. It’s a pure joy to own...

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