Gun shipped and arrived without incident, from a dealer who left box sealed, so, i was happy already and nothing on Bud's even if i had found gun broken in half.
It arrived in perfect condition, and, as others have noted, built more like a planet smashing elephant rifle than shotgun, even the front dovetail sight also backed with a set screw.
Great parkerize job, no blued parts slipped in, unless hiding in actual trigger group, ding-proof muzzle of near rifle wall thickness, great tough sights.
No need (in my mind) for adding anything extra, such as sidesaddle shell carrier, as 8+1 plenty enough for social purposes, combat patrols another matter and never enough.
Comes now with the squishier ventlilated pad such as on the 930, and surely better than the old black rubber doorstops formerly used.
Weight was less than expected, about same as an 870 18" with 4 rd magtube, and i likely will be adding a tube with lead in buttstock bolt hole to get front swinging easier, and soaking up slug load recoil. The sights demand slug shooting, donchaknow?
Great experience all around, picked up gun this morning and it's riding with me now. Only needs will be a fair amount of cycling, cleaning aluminum break-in sludge from receiver/parts, followed by oil/grease of same, give the parkerize a good overnight oil soak as all parkerize should receive, and then just shoot the snot out of it for a lifetime.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!