I cut a little under 4" total off the 995, and added the ~3/4" butt plate t it. I did it partially so it might be a little bit easier for the GF to handle (did the same thing to her .22 also), but mostly just so I could have a more compact and quick weapon. The end piece is made out of a piece of wood that I shaped to fit the rear of the stock, and obviously painted black. The screws are simple wood screws that thread into holes drilled into the internal webbing of the stock. They are just there to hold it in place until I can run to the hardware store and get more fitting (and black) screws. Also, with the front sight I turned it upside down and drilled a small hole in the back of it so the front tab on the barrel shroud will sit firmly into it. I think it gave the gun a little cleaner look. But, overall Im very pleased with the way it turned out.