I bought a used mini-14 (1999 year model). It had the leaf style rear sight with the two screws for adjustment. I wanted the military style rear peep sight and front sight. I bought the rear sight and installed it. The front sight came mounted with a flash suppressor. I had a gun smith install it. I bore sighted it and went to the range. I was thoroughly impressed with the accuracy and grouping with this rifle. It shoots quarter size groups at 25 yds with my bad eyesight. I also installed a red and green dot sight on it and after finally getting it on the paper I got the same results. This is a sweet shooting rifle and very accurate. I want to get on a 100 yd range soon. I also want to try some 5.56mm rounds in it. Ruger makes a good product. Everyone that I know that has one really like it.