I know this has been done on other forums. It might have been done on this forum, but I couldn't find it. I'm getting ready to buy a "General all around Plinking/Practical Rifle/SHTF, semi auto, rifle. I'm trying to decide specifically between the Smith and Wesson M&P Sport and the Ruger Mini 14. I'm mostly interested in ranges around 200 yards +/-. I'm NOT interested in having it dripping with tons of accessories other than possibly and optic and sling. MAYBE a light, but most likely not. Points I'm cosidering. M&P Sport: Like the Chevy 350, there are a million out there. There's a billion options and accessories for it. Cons: More moving parts, more complicated than the Mini. Not Complicated overall..... just MORE complicated. The Ruger: Based on a simple, proven system. I'm attracted to the nostalgic appearance of a classic rifle. Cons: Rumors about mag availability and expense vs AR mags. And of course the infamous inaccuracy issues, which I suspect are probably mostly bunk by now. Both are similar in overall dimension and both can be had for around $650. What's your thoughts? I'm sure it will probably come down to personal preference, but I'm curious to see what others have to say. I appreciate all input, but please only respond with regards to these two specific guns. Thank you.