I’ve written extensively about my love for the AR-15 platform. How I believe it to be one of the best choices for a SHTF gun, based on a myriad of factors. Still there are other time tested, proven (and cheaper) platforms out there that can hold their own, the Ruger Mini-14 being one of them. I own a Mini-14 and think it’s a great semi-auto with classic looks and functionality. The price is right too, usually coming in several hundred dollars cheaper than the AR-15. Instead of doing a write up I’ve chosen to post up Hickok 45′s review of the Mini 14. I’m a big fan of his vids, I like his unpretentious attitude and how he clearly just has fun while doing the reviews.