Mine is a early thin barrel 1970 mod. I have always loved it. I have recently installed the acu-struts on her and it made a big difference in her performance
at 100 yds. I don't shoot rapid fire but when I go to the range I stay awhile.
Before the struts I would start to get flyers when the barrel started to get hot.
The struts helped that a lot. I would not trade my Mini for an AR.