Out of my 3 mini 14s, 2 were junk, and one was a great rifle. They are just not as modular or adaptable as the ar. My first AR was a doublestar m4gery, and I still love it. It convinced me to get rid of the minis, since no matter how I tried, I just couldnt get the mini to be what my ar became. I have since built another on a plum crazy lower, and I have been pretty impressed as well. The SIG is a fine weapon, just out my price range. The doublestar m4gery with the added quad rail handguards is just about as useful and tacticool a rifle as you will ever find in 223/556. I have a flat top with BUIS and a primary arms micro dot optic. It is a geat, non budget busting rifle. The Galil's are pretty good too, but I remember mags being super expensive.
"A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that." -- Shane
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