I went shooting last Friday, and everybody I talked to says I'm holding the gun wrong because they can't imagine why my cheekbone is getting hit (after seeing me hold the gun).
Holding it tight does avoid some smacks, I'll agree to that.
However, I never have this problem with the 870 so I'm skeptical. And everytime I place the shot right, I get smacked.
I may take it to Gander mountain since none of the locals here seem to have experience with this. But as for right now, I'll give it a few more shots and see if it lessens...
Thanks for all the feedback, it does seem I have a fitting problem from what has been said.