I just finished customizing/refurbishing my old duty Remington 870 shotgun. I got ride of the old Choate pistol grip stock and decided to go all the way. I had to refinish her due to some rust on the reciever. I installed a Mesa Tactical stock, Tasco PDP dot sight, Typhoon H2X weapon light, Lasermax laser, Scattergun Technologies magazine extension, M.I. single point sling attachment with Blackhawk MOUT quick-release single point sling, CAA collapsible stock adapter with CR123 battery holders, back bored chamber, Tactical picatinny fore-end with a Tango Down vertical fore grip, and a complete action job on the internals.
XXG3XX - Since, I back bored the chamber, recoil is straight back and no muzzle rise. I liked to use the Brenekke slugs in mine and Federal premium buck shot. Even with out a rubber recoil pad the weapon does not beat up your shoulder. I ran 350 Brenekkes and 200 OO Federal Buckshot yesterday and my shoulder isn't sore or bruised.
ORCA - The flash did make the O.D. green come out weird. Now I got to see the look on some criminals face when I pull her out!
My friend started the business of importing original Khukuris from Nepal. When he passed away, his wife took over. His wife Yandhu comes from a family of real Gurkha soldiers. Since the average income in Nepal is about $100 a year, buying a Khukuri from their business will set up a family for a full year! Life time warenty on the Khukuris (handles and blades).