Even with my new Knoxx "recoil absorbing" stock, my 870 still kicks like a mule. My Saiga is brutal to shoot. I don't enjoy shooting shotgun anymore simply because the recoil is more than I want to deal with. I've never shot "low recoil" marked loads, but I might start if it makes my weapons more manageable. Are low recoil loads poor choices for a combat gun?