Ruger has made a comeback since it is no longer under the Ruger family control. For a very long time, while under the Ruger family banner, they refused to make an AR type rifle and even for the Mini 14 and 30 you had to buy after market mags if you wanted hi-cap. With the passing of the family patriarch, who supported the Clinton Assault Rifle Ban, and the takevoer of consumer friendly administrators, Ruger has come in to the new century with a bang. They have their AR platform and have accurized their stalwart Mini 14/30 platform. They've even started factory "Tactical" versions of the Minis. When it comes to handguns the Ruger Blackhawk, Vaquero, Police, Security and GP models are second to none. I've never dealt with the Ruger semi auto pistols so I'll hold any opinion.
Nice bit of background :)
Most previously unknown until now, thank you!
Now Ruger must have just mass produced Mini "Tac" furnishings, making it damn near impossible to find a hardwood fit. Found some online, 2 in the store atm, hardwood and tac, but i cant as well as buy just the stock. Tho with so many tactical accessories in the market now you can pretty much turn a Mini-14 into a M4 or AR look-a-like
any 22 handgun. At handgun ranges a .22 will stop a zed, next to no recoil, fast regaining of sight picture, ammo is light so you can carry plenty. We aren't shooting armor plated crack heads, just corpses, .22 will do just fine.