Ruger Mini-14

The Ruger Mini-14 was my first experiment with an ambidextral carbine. 
Time to come back around, after years of learning and developing as an ambidextrous shooter, to explore the advantages of the Ruger Mini-14?
Ambi mag release. Ambi safety. 
Good iron sights and runs well from field positions. 
Forthcoming Project Appleseed AQT testing.
The Mini-14 as a Backpack carbine.
Running Tech-Sights and a GI Canvas Sling.