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The gun I would really like to have does not exist.
That gun would be the Ruger Mini-14 with some changes. The rifle would accept standard AR magazines including Magpul. The sights would be M1A sights and the rifle could accommodate a rail. The synthetic buttstock would have a compartment.
Now that would be a rifle I would love to own. Anyone at Ruger listening?
It's nearly Christmas, a fella can dream can't he? :)
This is 2012 you can build any thing you can dream
I agree that in 2012 you can just about build anything you want (so long as current technology supports such an endeavor), however, it may be cost prohibitive.
Have a custom builder make one for you.
How would the magazines release?
Maybe an FNC with upgraded irons would do for you. I wouldn't mind having one of those.
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Gas piston operated... just like a Mini-14, just not with a Garand-style bolt.
Accepts standard AR mags.
Rifle accommodates a rail - heck, it comes with one.
Synthetic buttstock, but if you want a compartment you'll have to go with aftermarket parts.
Sights aren't M1A but are a rear aperture and a front blade with protective ears, so you have a similar sight picture.
Weight is about the same as a Mini-14 and the overall length is actually an inch or so shorter.
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Not bad, but I prefer a non-Ar platform. If I were going to spend that kind of cash, a Scar would be at the top of my list.
The gun I really want DOES exist... its a Kahr K9 in black.
Just don't have that kind of money (right now).
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Your wish sounds close to a Keltec SU-16.
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I have one Mini 14, I've given all the others away.
What I would love is to find a Mini 14 that comes from the factory that is better than Minute of Pie Plate accurate.
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I would buy that gun. I don't think ruger would go for the AR mags. It would cut into their profit margins on the higher priced mini mags. The other stuff is doable.