For decades, Ruger Mini-14 rifles have been the choice for applications ranging from the farm and ranch, to the deep woods, to personal defense. Their short barrels and overall short length make them favorites in any application where maneuverability and ease of handling are priorities. The simple, rugged, Garand-style action with a breech-bolt locking system, a fixed-piston gas system, and a self-cleaning moving gas cylinder gives unparalleled reliability under harsh operating conditions. The cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy, longevity, and easy cleaning. The barrel comes fitted with a flash suppressor from the factory. The accurate sighting system consists of a ghost ring adjustable rear aperture sight and a non-glare, protected blade front sight. Ruger's patented integral scope mounts, machined directly on the solid steel receiver, provide a stable mounting surface for scope rings, eliminating a potential source of looseness and inaccuracy in the field (scope rings included). In addition, the receiver comes drilled and tapped for mounting the included Picatinny rail.