H/T All Outdoor.com.

This subject has been a matter of debates and arguments for a while.

Back in June of 2017, The Firearm Blog made a video talking about why the Mini-14 was better than the AR-15.  We talked about the video in this article – Mini-14 is better than the AR-15.

 To balance things out, they made a video talking about why the AR is better than the Mini-14.

I have owned a Mini-14, Mini-30 and a few AR-15 rifles.  Based on that experience, both rifles are good and should provide years of service.  A lot of it depends on what you are looking for.  I would be perfectly happy with either a Mini-14 or AR-15 here on the farm.  I just happen to prefer the AR over the Mini.

Now for the video.

Some of the main reasons I decided to go with the AR over the Mini was because of the magazines.

Back in the 1990s there was a company by the name of USA Magazine.  I bought a bunch of their magazines, and sent several back because they did not work properly.  The lack of after-market magazines was a deal breaker for me on the Mini-14 and Mini-30.

It is not like Pmag sells $10 Mini-14 magazines.  If Pmag were to enter the Mini-14 market, it would be a game changer for the rifle.

The way the magazine latches into the rifle was a turn off.  Mini-14 magazines have to catch on a small hole, and then be pulled into place.  The AR has the Mini beat in the magazine department hands down.

However, with all of that said, I am seriously considering buying another Mini-14.  There is a rifle at the local gun store I have been looking at for the past few months.  The next purchase will either be an AK or a Mini-14, and I am leaning towards the Mini-14.

So, readers. which ones of you have experience with both rifles, which one do you prefer and why?

 

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