OK I'm looking at pump shotties right now and have a few really dumb basic questions regarding function and location of controls. I have only a 590A1 for reference, but am looking at both the Mossy 500 and Remington 870 as they both fit me much better. Does the odd location of the action/slide release on the 870 really matter? For example, am I understanding correctly that after each shot, it unlocks itself automatically anyway, so the only time you use this control is to open a "cocked" action? Does anyone know of a shorter stock and longer forend that will fit the 590A1? (would save me having to decide between the 500 and 870) The reach to the forend is the biggest issue I have with my 590A1... it just feels wrong, to the extend that I'm willing to go with a cheaper gun (price and quality) if necessary. Thanks in advance Wanna kill these ads? We can help!