My son wants only one thing for X-mas this year: 12 gauge auto, capable of using 3 1/2" mags. Went to local dealer and they had a Rem spr453 @ reasonable price. Second breath he said " it's a real POS ", only he did'nt use abreviated verbage. He then steered me towards the 11-87 synthetic stock mag shotgun. Looked and felt much better made ( much higher price ) I currently own the Premier wood and am very pleased with it. Anybody out there have any first hand experience with the spr453 ?????