The beaver tail was a simple way to keep someone from thumbing their cocking nob to get a higher velocity. Its a hold over from the old cocker days.
You could do it to a pump also.
It's only needed in tournaments.
That is the ONLY reason we put one on the grip frame.
it sure isn't because it looks cool.
I'm not sure about the Huge bucks thing.Compared to the average Chinese worker then yes it is Huge bucks.