A wannabe 'assault rifle' speaks out

I came into this world circa 1990 via Sturm, Ruger & Co. – a strapping young Mini-14 Ranch Rifle.  Soon thereafter, I was sent to California and eventually was adopted by a very kind gun-loving family.  I was fortunate enough to spend a good number of hours at the shooting range over the years, but after carefully observing the performance of some of the more popular centerfire rifles – the military-looking ones – I realized I wanted to be more than just an ordinary "Ranch Rifle." I've always felt inadequate bench-resting next to my like-caliber AR-15-style friends because of their awesome military-style looks.  But don't let my somewhat innocuous appearance fool you – regardless of my own insecurities, I'm able to do nearly everything they can do.  I chamber the very same .223 (5.56mm NATO) rounds, accept high-capacity magazines and sport the same semi-automatic action (pull my trigger once, and I fire one...(Read Full Post)
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