I won't drop you anything "illegal" in Borderlands so you don't have to worry about it. This way, if the game gets patched again (I hope they do), you will keep the gear for sure. Like I wrote on your thread, I have been playing this game for months, so I am lucky to have everything I need, including some pearlescent I never use (I like to use the two pearl repeaters with Mordecai though).
Like I wrote I use mods for farming the big crab boss and boosting players, those are insane weapons and shields that take out all of the fun of the game, that is why I only use them in that purpose, it saves a lot of time. I am sure you have seen players abusing of those weapons if you played live recently (one shot killers), some modified weapons are fun to use with friends though.