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Old 06-17-2014, 04:05 AM   #21
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currently i don't own a Mini and do own an AR. but i happen to like both platforms.

both have their strong points and weakness's. we all have our preferences. i happen to prefer the AR over the Mini, but that is a personal preference based on that i am more familiar with the AR platform and that the Mini is inferior to the AR by any means.
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For what it is worth, I prefer mustard on my corn dogs too.
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For what it is worth, I prefer mustard on my corn dogs too.
well, then.....you have passed the test. i have officially decided that you are not a communist.

wait....you prefer mustard on a hot dog too..right?

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well, then.....you have passed the test. i have officially decided that you are not communist.

wait....you prefer mustard on a hot dog too..right?
seriously, did you really have to ask that question?

IMO, there is no other condiment that belongs on a hot dog or a corndog than mustard!
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seriously, did you really have to ask that question?

IMO, there is no other condiment that belongs on a hot dog or a corndog than mustard!
yea verily, axxe. all god fearing, freedom loving 'mericans put mustard on their hot dogs and corn dogs!

i don't care what anyone says, if you put mayo on a hot dog....its a dead giveaway! return home, commie rat!

its getting late, i think i'm beginning to get delirious once again!
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... comparing Miniís and ARís for functionality, the Mini wins. Cost, the Mini wins again...
I disagree. ARs function quite well and if you halfway try you can get a good AR for the cost of a new Mini, roughly $700-750.

I got ARs long before I got a Mini last month. I am more impressed with the Mini than I expected to be but the AR has so many advantages which are borne out in fair comparisons and even new rifle sales. Still, the Mini has its charm and there's room for both in my safe.
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true that! my mini cost me $675 and my AR cost me $679 (though it has been both more and less expensive than that). but some (not me) might also call this price point of AR's "lower tier" AR's.

of course, anyone could call my AR whatever they please. i think its a great gun. and so far, 100% in the function department.

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I got ARs long before I got a Mini last month. I am more impressed with the Mini than I expected to be but the AR has so many advantages which are borne out in fair comparisons and even new rifle sales. Still, the Mini has its charm and there's room for both in my safe.
my experience is almost completely backwards form yours. i started w/ the mini as one of my first rifles when i began seriously getting into the shooting hobby. it took me awhile to commit to buying the mini cause of all the internet talk their problems. glad i didn't listen!

i avoided the AR platform for awhile mostly because i dislked the black & tactical "look" in general (that and said friend with jam-o-matic AR that he obviously never cleaned). but...in the end...i had to see what the fuss was all about...i figured if i didn't like it, i'd sell it. NOW...i can honestly say i can't see myself w/o an AR in the cabinet. i have even got a bit of taste for the tactical look...but mostly i find the function, ergonomics, and aftermarket options amazing. in all, my preference will always be to wood & steel firearms (lever rifles & WWII guns being at the top )....but as i said....i now appreciate the AR and even the tactical style in general.

when the "panic" hit, i could have sold my inexpensive AR for close to $2000 (and i came very close)! yet....i didn't for fear i might not ever get another AR.
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... when the "panic" hit, i could have sold my inexpensive AR for close to $2000 (and i came very close)! yet....i didn't for fear i might not ever get another AR.
Same here, I could have made a killing selling a couple of my AR builds, ammo and many 30-rd magazines but wasn't sure if I could replace them down the road if Osama got her way.
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i too started to sell my AR, but in the end decided not to because of two reasons. one if prices didn't come down, i might not be able to afford to replace it at a future date, and two, i didn't feel like feeding the gougers and be one myself simply becasue of the political climate at the time. personally, i think some bought AR's and AK's simply because they were buying into the panic. i even stated to some, you didn't feel the need for one six months ago, why the sudden need for one now?

at some point in the future i do want to add a Mini into my collection, but i want the Mini 30 instead. i have shot a few of the Mini 14 in 223 over the years, but a couple of years ago, a friend brought me his Mini 30 to my house for me to sight it in for his son, who uses it to deer hunt with. now i like the Mini 14, but i like the Mini 30 better, besides, i already have an AR in 223, so i like adding in a different caliber as well.
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I also considered the Mini-30 but have 7.62x39 pretty well covered with a WASR-10 and Russian SKS. I have the 5.56 covered with ARs but decided to go with the Mini-14 anyway since 5.56 is such a handy, flat shooting round. And I like the fact that the Mini-14 borrows features from the M14/M1A, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine and M16/M4 (caliber).

Talk about an American Rifle! But 7.62x39 kinda stinks it up a little... (Just kidding!)
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