Well I have had my Mini for about 2 weeks now.
Can't tell you how pleased I am with it.
It took a while to get the electronics from Dogtra - but we special ordered the transmitter and reciever to work with another Dogtra unit we already have on a member of our training group's Max 7000. It took about 2 weeks to get it all in - but we can use either transmitter to set off both machines.
Mini is great - easy for me to carry even without a 4 wheeler. Sets up in a minute of two. and has work flawlessly. Everything is top quality. Elsewhere on this board people have mentioned other throwers that have cheap pulleys - NOT SO WITH THE MINI. These pulleys are like a work of art. Very smooth.
We have had some difficulty extracting .22 nail gun loads - have to use a leatherman to get them out. I am sure that reqular 22 blanks would be easier.
But just recently tried 209 primers and they work great - the explosion ejects them automaticly. Just about as loud and all you got to do in put a new one in.
My wife loves the machine and will train with me now. She used to be scared to go out because she might have a bad throw. Now she does not have to worry about that and she really enjoys it. So I also got a new training partner out of the deal.
PS - now that we can throw birds with the Mini - the Max 7000 spends alot of time sitting in my buddys truck