is it just me or the older minis seem to have better craftsmanship, i have been hearing problems with the newer ones that i have never heard of being an issue in the older ones. i have thought about getting a newer one for a while now, but after comparing the newer with the older, the quality seems to be spotty in the newer ones, i threw on a accustrut on my mini and it shoots excellent now, my dad has had his since the 80s out of highschool, 10000 rounds and has not replaced one thing, mine is an earlier 2000 and i have put 3000 in a year and not one malfunction. i was expecting a firing pin or extractor to break but nothing yet. i am sure there are some newer ones that shoot fine, but what else has ruger done to the line other than the barrel? have they changed any of the composition in parts?