It caught my eye when I was cruising a gun store looking for bargains. Well, I found one. $200 and it's as good, if not better than the 870 I thought it was. Yes I locktite some of the screws. I put a sling on it, a side saddle, zeroed it with Brenneke slugs, at 100 yds, and it's good. I carry a mix of buck and slugs which it digests with ease. My Jr MEC homeloads do well in it with turkey loads. Takes the worry out of being close.