I'm writing an article on my blog about choosing the best youth shotgun for a child between 9 and 12 years old. I've been learning alot so far. like many, I started with a single shot .410 and don't recomend it as a start for young shooters. I like the idea of semi-auto youth 20 gauges for most. But then there's the cost. A youth 20 gauge pump is 1/3 the cost of a decent semi-auto. I think there's nothing wrong with something like the 20 gauged youth 870. Especially with the 3-inch chamber so it's more comparable to a 12 gauge as they grow. My question today is more about fitting a shotgun. How do you decide to fit one, if you did at all? did you send it away? if so, where did you send the stock to? would you consider doing itself with a miter box in the garage, if you knew how much to take off? or, did you ever add to the length of pull to a youth gun to fit it, Mabey as they grow? How'd you do it? Thanks.