I liked my mini-30 a lot. Never had any problems with it - at all.cant help with the mags,but i am curious as to how you like the mini-30?
apologize for being off topic but i had to ask..........
i don't remember the A-team hitting any bad guys, during all those shootouts. lolThe best place to get the mini-14 mag is shotgun news, the origional Ruger mags don't screw up. I have one of the POS one's I got from Cabela's and its straight junk! You can buy police mini's (trade-in's) for $700-ish.
As for my Mini I love it, mine is stainless so it will out last me, now if I can just get the A-Team theme song out of my head everytime I go shoot.
Seriously for grins and giggles try black hills thru a mini and see what you get