I own a maverick 88 12 gauge, which I use for HD. I'm kind of sentimental about it because it was my first firearm. While there are "better" shotguns on the market, I'm never getting rid of it. It's my most fun gun to shoot! It sports a 18.5 inch barrel with a bead. Anyways, about a year ago, I put on a side saddle shell holder, a knoxx recoil reducing stock, and a surefire up front. A couple of months ago I had a revelation. I am a quicker to shoulder the gun and get the first shot off accurately with NOTHING on the gun. I have since stripped the gun of all it's "gadgets" and returned it to it's bone stock configuration. Oh, it wears an elastic butt cuff with shells though. Has anyone else had doo-dads on their shotgun only to find that they preferred nothing at all?