Great reviews by John and jcjt.
Just a quick add for atekhed, we've run a Mini-14 in several past TacCarb courses, and as jcjt suggests be familiar with your equipment. We run oem Ruger mags, dunno if jcjt was using something different?
We ran a AR with Stan in Rifle/Carb 101/202 earlier this year, however imo the Mini (featureless and all
) is a fine option. And for sure, as mentioned, Stan can work thru any issues and the different manual of arms the Mini requires.
Looking forward to future training with Stan at TASC.