I've recently bought a Bushy Shorty AK and couldn't be happier with my purchase. A couple of my buddies have Mini-14s and although I wasn't real crazy about the stock, or the accuracy it seemed to be a reliable firearm and the .223 is alot of fun to shoot. I went to the local gun shop here in town and told him what I was looking for and my concerns about the shortcomings of the Mini rifle. He said "what you need is a Bushmaster AR15. You won't regret spending the extra cash." After doing some research on different AR brands, I decided that he was right and Bushmaster was the way to go. The accuracy of my rifle is incredible(better than I can shoot!), and the ergonomics are great. I've installed the Bushy Comp. trigger group and it works great. The guys at Bushmaster helped me over the phone with the final adjustments and were happy to do so. I've been a handgun enthusiast for over 25 years but my new Bushy has stolen my heart(I think I'm starting to tear up). I going to buy the Varminter upper as soon as I get my tax return. Oh, by the way, those two buddies of mine with the Mini 14s. I think their about to become Bushmaster customers!