Hey, Just got back from the gun range trying out my new Saiga 12. First impressions: what a beast! Very powerful. I only used the five shell mag, and used 1 oz slugs, so didn't get the full effect of the high capacity mags or more powerful shells, but man, really wouldn't want to get hit by that sucker. I did use a front vertical grip. The recoil wasn't as bad as I had expected, but I did notice a little strain in my front wrist. I guess I'm not used to holding a grip like that. Anyway. It was fun. I'm looking forward to doing the conversion next week or so. Just wanted to try it out closer to its stock form.. Cheers.