|This is to update my previous reviews, about three months later. I should have stated, now that I've read the note by another reviewer, that my Ranch Rifle is serial number 195. It fits quite well, as I stated earlier.
However, when I attached a red-dot sight to the upper rail, I noticed that, no matter how much I tightened the bolts, the slight moved. I bought a Weaver rail made just for the Ranch Rifle, and then attached the sight directly above the receiver, where it is very, very solid. This was before the the upper rail split, as described below.
I installed an offset sling swivel (from Brownell's) to the upper rail of the Tapco Stock, and the other end, of course, to the butt stock.
Within a couple of weeks of slinging this rifle about, mostly just carrying it up and down stairs in the house, and then outside, the left side of the upper rail split off from the upper hand guard! Now, this is really poor. If the upper hand guard cannot take the weight of the rifle without splitting, then it's not very useful. Glad I wasn't in the field when this happened. I tried to epoxy the crack, but it did not want to stick. Super Glue didn't work well, either. I finally removed it altogether, and replaced it with the original Ruger upper hand guard. I didn't send the entire unit back because I like the feel and function of the pistol grip, adjustable butt stock, and the ability to attach a light to the lower rail, which is much more solidly designed than the upper rail.
So, I still stick by my previous reviews in regard to fit and feel. However, considering the "faults" I mentioned earlier regarind having to shave off the pistol grip, file off the weld lines, and now, splitting of the upper rail, I have to say that I am beginning to regret having bought this thing. I'll still use it, however, minus the Tapco upper hand guard, for the reasons given. But there are other, better, and of course, more expensive stocks on the market for Ruger Minis. Just goes to show, once again, that "You get what you pay for."