I might be purchasing a Ruger Mini-14 for a decent price from a family member. I'll be able to test it thoroughly before I buy it. If it proves to be very reliable and accurate enough to hit a man sized target at 100 yards then I'll get it. It's only use is for fun plinking and shtf duties. So inherent accuracy isn't important, only practical accuracy matters.
It's an early model and is blued. I won't go to crazy with mods. Only add a buttstock spare mag holder, sling, and maybe a Surefire. I do want to add some form of flash hider, but I refuse to use the crappy pin-on ones from cheaperthandirt.com. So is there any way I can thread the muzzle and add a Vortex flash hider? Or will this be tgotally illegal?