Gunco Forums banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well, the debate of AK47/AR15/whatever is over, at least for the French. A close look at French security forces and Police show that the long arm of choice is the Ruger Mini-14 with a wood stock and 20 round magazines, Que surprise!
Does Ruger have a big foreign contract that we are unaware of?
The French Army carries a Bullpup type assault weapon. But the Civilian forces Go with an American sporting rifle?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,787 Posts
Ruger has sold some mini 14s (and the select fire AC556 models as well) to several foreign governments over the years. some of them can be found here:

Ruger Mini-14 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Australia: Previously used in the 1980s/1990s by the New South Wales Department of Corrective Services.[17]

Bermuda: The Bermuda Regiment use the Mini-14GB/20 as their standard service rifle since 1983, original wooden stocks were replaced with Choate black plastic stocks in 1994[18][19]

France: Used by French polices CRS Twitter

Honduras[20]

United Kingdom: The Surrey Constabulary Firearms Support Team (now known as the Tactical Firearms Unit) was armed with Mini-14s in the 1980s modified with Choate stocks.[21][22]

United States: Mini-14s were used by the New York City Police Department Emergency Service Unit[23] with the rifles eventually being replaced by the M4 carbine.[24] The NYPD's Organized Crime Control Bureau is armed with the Mini-14s.[24] The Mini-14 is the main rifle used by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,[25][26][27] the Georgia Department of Corrections,[28] and the North Carolina Department of Correction.[29] US Marines that serve as guards at certain US embassies are sometimes issued Mini-14s.[30]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,563 Posts
this was discussed several weeks ago

great list Kernel. I like the way the hold the rifles,
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top