It came in from Midway yesterday. First I put the hardware in, installed a gun and fired it, fits tight and works. Then I really looked at it. First, let me say I live in easy driving distance to the Bald Knob, AR. home of Choate and have two other Choate stocks. So it gives me no pleasure to write this. The finish is rough as a cob, there were funny angles by the trigger opening and the rear of the pistol grip just ends with an odd open edge. It is bad enough that were I going to use it as is it would probably be on its' way back to Midway. The plastic on the folder must be from a much newer mold it doesn't look the same at all. The good news is the folder locks tight, the pistol grip is better suited to me than the Butler Creek and the rifle locks in tight. Used a piece of plastic and some epoxy to fill in the void at the rear of the pistol grip, shaping it to take an AR rubber plug and sanding the rest of the stock, also removed the metal loop on the pistol grip and filled the holes. Will be painting it or sending it to be painted after it's smooth. Forgot to mention that the checkering on the Choate is for real, large and raised and provides a grip.