M1A has more power than the Mini, it costs more, costs more to feed and will reach out farther than the smaller distant, but obviously related, cousin, which will be, in all things considered, less. Less money, less expense to feed, less range, less power.
Sometimes less is more. Sometimes more is less. Both are a hoot. At almost opposing ends of the scale. More. Or. Less.
Get one of each when you can afford to.
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington, January 8, 1790, First State of the Union Address