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My DRC Mini-14

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I just received back two of my Mini-14s that DRC customized. The workmanship is awesome! And, the test targets he shot at 50 yards are sub one inch! He said he just used cheap mil surplus for the test. I will take them out this weekend. Man, the trigger on both guns feel awesome.

I will post again after I shoot the gun. Dave at DRC is a pleasure to deal with. I can not recommend him enough.


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I understand what you are saying. This attachment is clearly a muzzlebrake because of the exit diameter at the end of the brake. It is just large enough for the bullet to pass through and allows the gas to provide the braking action. DRC converts the flash hider into this brake.

I do everything I can to be legal. Even though the laws are unconstitutional and stupid. I am pretty well informed and can say that I follow the rules 100%. However, it really is going to come to a point someday where all of us will be in violation of some law in this once great state. I know the day is coming soon. I am just not going to worry about it too much.

- College educated, father, husband, Christian, white, conservative, 40 year old male ... a real threat to society (sarcasm).
I took the two Mini-14s to the range this morning to test accuracy.


I set up a target at 25 yards and fired South African and Wolf ammo off the bench. It was 6:30 am and just getting light out. I consistently shot 1/2" groups on both guns! (iron sights)

Then, I took each gun and put about 40 rounds down range within a minute or two. The barrel was too hot to touch. I sat down again and shot groups. I got 1/2" groups again. AND, most importantly, the POI did not change at all. Zero change. I was hitting the bulls eye.

I don't know what else to say. The accuracy, POI shift, and trigger were my biggest complaints against this gun. Now, all three problems are gone.
It was $175 to cut the barrel back and install a Choate flash suppressor converted to a muzzle brake. Included was a trigger job.
That was my post at Culver's. It is my opinion that most of the people there are jerks. I do not think I will post there in the future. If your gun is not a M1A, M1, or AR15 you are an idiot. If you don't support the war in Iraq, you are a traitor. I don't have time for that type of garbage. It is funny, I would bet most of those guys are out of shape old guys that could not run 3 miles without a coronary. The last time most of them did a push up was in the 1980s. Their guns will not save them. I run 5 miles per day, lift weights, have a black belt in Shotokan Karate, currently practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and realize my choice of gun does not mean squat.

The Mini-14 is not the perfect gun. With a short barrel, it is accurate enough for a civilian in any type of foreseable situation. It does not malfunction like the Bushmaster AR15 I USED to own. I would not hesitate to give it to my son or wife to protect themself in a SHTF situation. I will have my Garand.

I like the Mini-14. It is reliable and accurate enough with a short barrel. It is up to me to do the rest.
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Here are some updated pictures of my DRC mini with the Ultimak rail.


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Picture quality is not the best. Number 3.


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I noticed that too. I just talked to him yesterday. The one bad thing about the muzzlebrake is that the flash is very bad during night shoots. Wolf ammo is beach ball sized flames. Winchester Q3131A is a little bigger than a softball. I wish I would have had him install the flash cone thing too. I am going to try using muffler tape to close the slots on the muzzlebrake. He said he has had people do this to reduce the flash. I will test it in a week with a new Aimpoint ML2 that is on the way.
Do you have the blast cone attachment also? Does this reduce muzzleblast?
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