WhiteKnight, the Mini is a good choice.

Ignore much of what you read about it online,  many of the problems were and are blown out of proportion.

The accuracy can diminish from barrel heat, but the same happens in the AR platform with the thin barrels, just don’t do repeated mag dumps and you won’t have too much of an issue there.

The gas block is often tightened to different tensions, taking the screws out and lapping it into place can do wonders after the screws are reinstalled with equal tension.

Stick with factory mags, the aftermarket ones have pretty much been junk.

Practical accuracy, the Mini normally is more accurate than the shooter. Especially if the shooter isn’t trying because its just a Mini.