I have some more to add. I bought the RI with the intentions of giving it to him and getting myself a Mossburg 500. I decided to buy the Mossburg today and gave my brother the RI. After getting the Mossburg home and looking it over well I really do feel the RI was made a little heavier and seemed to have a leg up on overall quality. It is a very solid shotgun and I love the fact it came with the heat shield and love the brush on the bold carrier. Its a better looking shotgun in my opinion and when I shot it I found it very smooth and comfortable. At this point I wish I would have kept it and given the Mossburg to my brother. Lol. Anyway IMO for the price there is not a better shotgun out there at this point.
Also I was able to put a pistol grip on it. I had to do a little filing on a Mossburg adapter for the ATI to fit, but it was easy and only took about 5 minutes. I was not able to find a pistol grip made specifically for the RI but there may be one out there.