Picked up a mint mini last week synthetic and stainless with scope for $440. Went out with my brother to put some rounds thru it and was very dissapointed. It would not chamber the shells at all and had over 15 no fires out of 60 shells. Did some research and seems like they have a known problem of week firing pins. I took it back to the gunsmith that I got it from and explained the issue and he said give him a few days with it. Picked it up today and exact same thing. Anyways I had my mind made up to get my money back and kinda figured thats why the gun was traded in. Not his fault and he did give me my money back no problem. I guess I was really dissapointed in a Ruger of all guns to have this many issues. I am now thinking about an AK as my brother says they are as tuff as any gun on earth and I can buy bulk ammo and parts pretty easy.Any advice?He has a M70AB2 Yugo and loves it. Wish the Mini would have worked out as I loved the looks and feel :frown: . Also anyone have any experience with Olimpic Arms AR15? They are on sale for $600 and come with a lifetime warranty.