I wanted to post some updated photos of my never-ending tactical Mini-14 project. I’ve owned the gun for a decade now, and it has undergone many transformations. The gun currently weighs 7.4 pounds, as shown (minus magazine and sling). I took some pictures next to a friend’s 580 series Mini-14 for reference (the 580 series Mini-14 weighs 7.0 pounds with the wood stock). I’m now looking for a light, as I want something lighter and less obtrusive than the Vltor Off-Set Scout Mount/Surefire G2 LED combo I had before.
The Tech-SIGHT is a wonderful upgrade over the Accuracy Systems Inc. M1 Carbine-Style Rear Sight I previously had installed. Adjustment is easier and it fits without need to shave the front sight. The M1 Carbine-Style sight did not have enough adjustment for me to use it effectively on my Mini-14 (I have heard various reports from people having this same problem using the Accuracy Systems sight).
For my gun, the Tech-SIGHT is more than adequate, and I am very happy. I just wish I had discovered it prior to buying the Accuracy Systems sight!
All in all, the balance and spirit of the rifle remains intact, and it only weighs a half pound more than a new Mini-14, so I’m more than happy. I’ll be sure to make another post once I’ve finalized my light decision.
Second Amendment to the U.S. Bill of RightsA well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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