Im not going to get hung up on this MIM thing, most of my guns are safe queens as it is. So the chances of this gun seeing any real action are slim. When I collected Garands everyone said the new ones were junk because the recievers were investment cast as opposed to the steel they made of in the 40's. I havent heard anyone complain that they cracked there M1 reciever.When I collected Colts everyone was talking about the series 70 being so much better than the 80. I have had lots of both and still do not know why they think the 70 is better, they both shoot better than Im capable of shooting.