This particular weapon is originally a Ruger Mini-14 rifle but has since been converted using a Muzzlelite “bullpup” stock kit. Mini-14s are generally known for their respectable reliability and accuracy. This Ruger rifle is basically a smaller 5.56X45mm version of the M-14, hence the name Mini 14. Since its introduction in 1973, the Ruger Mini-14 rifle has seen great success among both civilian shooters and a variety of police and security forces around the world. The conversion to the bullpup system creates a shorter weapon (in terms of overall length) which allows the shooter to greater ability to wield the weapon.