so here is one of them, going to be the truck gun. took like 20min last night and no issues, thanks for the advice.
I put a XS bead sight on it (not shown) and a NcStar 6x side saddle. Had to put in new trigger group pins because the side saddle it came with was attached with the trigger group bolts. went with the MesaTactical anti-walk pins only because they were cheaper than the stock pins. No real opinion on them except now i have to have a couple allen wrenches to break it down. Probably won't go that route with the other one. I was really torn dumping the wood furniture, but the stock had a cheek riser on it that made it difficult to get down on the bead sight. I also wanted to shorten it a bit and couldn't bring myself to cut up the wood stock. So i went with the magpul stock because i had one on my turkey shootin' gun and really liked the ergo. Went with the stealth gray because my therapist said it would have a calming effect. She was right, i feel better already.