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    The gun I would really like to have

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    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?
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    It's nearly Christmas, a fella can dream can't he? :)

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    This is 2012 you can build any thing you can dream

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    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.

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    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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    Just an example of things they come up with
    read it all interesting how they do it. anything can be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    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?
    How's this for a start? Ruger® SR-556® Autoloading Rifle Models

    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.

    Close enough?
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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.

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    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.
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