Another carbine that I have always liked is the Ruger Mini-14. While it has always had a good reputation for reliability, some have felt that the Ruger was not as accurate as it should have been. That always seemed odd to me because the ones that I owned and shot were certainly comparable, accuracy-wise, to the Model 94 Winchester and the .30 M1 Carbine. None of those three would win Honorable Mention at Camp Perry but they have won an awfully lot of gunfights.
And here is the question: What constitutes a Fighting Weapon? I go by two principles, reliability (it won’t fail on its own) and “shootability” (The weapon you shoot the best because you feel comfortable with it.)
Comments are open. What would your principles/rules be for a Fighting Weapon?