Last Fall, I bought a Remington 870 Express Tactical with fixed 14" stock. The LOP is a bit long, recoil with 00 buck is harsh, and I want to buy a soft case. I intend to use the shotgun for plinking at the range. After doing a lot of internet searching, I have a few questions: 1. I really like the Hogue grips I have on several handguns. Any opinions on the Hogue 08730 OverMolded fixed 12" LOP stock vs. an adjustable stock? I don't want to spend the cash on a Knoxx adjustable or equivalent stock if the Hogue will do. 2. Any recommendations on a relatively inexpensive($20.00-50.00) soft case? 3. Worth getting the 870 parkerized? Thanks in advance.