|Ruger Mini-14 with Tapco Stock|
The first rifle I ever owned was a Ruger Mini-14. I bought the thing in the late 1980s. It was the third firearm in my collection rounding out my first three gun system (handgun, shotgun, rifle).
Over the years the rifle has seen many upgrades in stocks and sights. The main system has remained a workhorse. I have burned a ton of ammo through this guy. I even bought another one 20 years later.
--The first rifle I even shot was my dad's .22LR. I will post on that later.