Really,you are only limited by your budjet and needs,as far as what config to get. But in my opinion,you are better off going with a "standard" mini in blue or stainless (I like the stainless Hogue stocked version). The reason I say to go with the "standard" instead of the "ranch" is because with the ranch,you are limited to Ruger scope rings (why would you buy a gun with built in scope mounts and then not use them?),and they block your iron sights. With a standard version,you have a wide range of aftermarket mounts,and most of them DO NOT block the iron sights(which are alot better quality than the cheesy flip-up rear sights on the ranch model). If you've ever used a scope,then you know they can fail,usually at the worst time! Just somthings to consider!