Well... not really. I had a Benelli Nova for a while, but never shot it, so I sold it. After a couple years, I wanted to get another shotgun, so I decided on an 870 Tactical after doing some research. I'll explain why I picked what I picked. I knew I wanted ghost ring sights. I shoot AR's also and the commonality with sighting appealed to me. I wanted an adjustable stock with pistol grip for the same AR reasons. I wanted to be able to adjust the LOP and I'm comfortable with it. The Knoxx stock fit the bill. If I get a little recoil reduction out of the deal, great. I looked into buying a pawn shop gun and getting a new barrel and building it. But in the end, I found a good deal on GB and I have a new gun to start with. $419 plus shipping. The temptation to put an optic on it is strong. I have EOTech's on my AR's, and as anyone who has one knows, it's like cheating when you have it dialed in. But, I really don't think it needs it. I'm not enamored with the stabby thing on the muzzle, but I had to get that, to get the sights I wanted. If I need to poke someone, it should come in handy. I took it apart tonight and cleaned it up. Tomorrow I'm going to do the Aippi break in method and put 100 birdshot into the berm and make sure it works ok, then see how it does with the buck I had when I bought the Nova. So, I throw the thread open to the experts of this forum. How'd I do? Flame suit on! P.S. I WILL have an 870 like ArmoryDoc at some point. Maybe an SBS with wood furniture. Here is my 870: Wanna kill these ads? We can help!