Ruger is offering a special deal on 20 round magazines for their Mini-14 line of rifles:
Southport, Connecticut- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR) announces an “Inaugural Special” for Mini-14® 20-round magazines that runs from Election Day to Inauguration Day.
From November 4, 2008 to January 20, 2009, fans of the Ruger® Mini-14 Target Rifles and Mini-14 Ranch Rifles, both chambered for .223 Remington, can purchase Ruger manufactured 20-round magazines (regularly priced at $39.95) for only $29.95. This special offer is only available through the Ruger On-line Store at http://www.ruger.com. Please note that these magazines are not available where state or local regulations limit magazine capacity to less than 20 rounds.
If you have a Mini-14, this is a pretty spiffy on the factory manufactured magazines. High capacity magazines are going to be in strong demand for quite some time. If you own a Mini-14 (which, by the way, is an excellent choice for someone looking for an EBR on a budget), then now would be a good time to stock up on magazines for it.
I was looking around online, and I cannot find STANAG (AR15) magazines anywhere – MidwayUSA is out of stock, which has never happened before. Gun sales, ammo sales, and sales of accessories are absolutely through the roof right now. If you’re looking, I’d wait until the frenzy dies down a little bit and people have settled down, then make your purchases. You’re going to see a lot of crazy inflated prices right now, so a little patience never hurt anyone.