I have done my time with AK's......I and my son do not like them as much as other semi's...They are great firearms, but just not for me. I have a nice AR. A new M4.....Not ever having a mini 30 I was thinking of seeing if I like them. And I do like my pre-ban mini 14. Its tricked out. Bayo. lug, folder, flash fider and so on. This new one would be standard.