Wasn't really an impulse buy...I've been wanting one for over a year now **edit...it's a Remington 870 12ga**. Originally I was going to get the 18" tactical with the 7 round tube. I've been hunting a lot more lately, and I've got a chance to do a few duck/bird hunts this year, so I switched it up and got the regular 26" synthetic. I will buy a mossberg barrel and cut it down to 18 and slap that on for home defense, cause this is definitely too long to maneuver around the house. I was torn between getting the wood or synthetic, since I'm going to do my own camo paint job on it, but despite the added cost, I went synthetic because every gun I own is synthetic. I was in and out of bass pro in under an hour. I love Texas.