Gun Report

Ruger KMini-14/5 223 Rem.

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Certainly this is a proven design, but in our test, this was the first gun to have a function failure, though that failure was mild compared to the C15 Sporter’s. But this gun also kicked the hardest, we thought, and we didn’t like the buttplate at all.

Ruger KMini-14/5 223 Rem.

Gun Details

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Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Length of Pull
Action Type
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Barrel Finish
Trigger Pull Weight

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The Ruger felt handy, particularly without a scope, and it was a solid and attractive little rifle. The stock had a short 12.7-inch length of pull, and it weighed 7.25 pounds. The trigger pull on the Ruger was excellent, breaking at 2.7 pounds.
The Ruger’s hardwood stock lacked checkering, and we didn’t like the metal buttplate. Also, we didn’t that the stock near the buttplate was squared off.
The black ghost ring rear sight offered a great sight picture, contrasting well with the tall stainless front blade shown at right. It lacked protective ears found on the other guns’ sights, which made the sight picture cleaner and easier to read. The worst sight was found on the Arsenal gun, we thought.

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