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Vang Comp safety for Mossberg 500

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  1. minutemen1776

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    I was thinking of getting one of the Vang Comp oversized safeties to replace the plastic safety button on my Mossberg 500.

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=19517/Product/MOSSBERG_500_590_OVERSIZED_SAFETY

    Can anyone comment on these? Though the Brownell's listing does not say for sure, I think these come as kits that have all the necessary parts to do a total safety replacement. Also, how much bigger are these than the standard safety? Something a little bigger would be OK, but I don't want something huge. Thanks!
     
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    Yes, the Vang Comp is a bit pricey, but not overly so. Depending on the vendor, Mossberg metal safeties run at $12-$17, and the attaching screw and detent plate together cost $5-$7. The trick, though, is finding a place that has everything in stock. :banghead: If I have to order from separate places, the shipping will just about eat up the cost difference versus the Vang Comp package. Besides, the Vang Comp safety appears to have a finish that is more compatible with regular Mossberg 500s. The Mossberg metal safety is parkerized to match its 590 and LEO-type shotguns. That might not look right on my ordinary blued 500.
     
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    Couldn't you use the same, stock screw and attaching hardware with the Mossberg OE replacement?

    I'm just saying, $12 for the part, $4 for USPS First Class and you're at less than half the cost shipped of the VC.

    It's metal, it's Mossberg, the OP said he didn't want an over(ly) sized safety anyway.
     
  5. minutemen1776

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    No one else has one of the Vang Comp Mossberg safeties?
     
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    i put one on my persuader it has a hex head screw thats high quality and comes wit hthe detent plates. the only original part u use is the little ball bearing and spring. the factory screw shouldnt be reused. it took thinking to get the screw out i tapped the edge counterclockwise with a punch to lossen it alitlle then just pushed down hard to unscrew it with a screwdriver. its a great upgrade you wont have to worry about the factory super cheap plastic part breaking and getting ur safety stuck on at the wrong time. the safety is closer to parkerized then blued. its bigger and much faster. i wouldnt buy the metal mossberg one cuse it says might require fitting as in grinding. id say get it i love this safety it was alot but now my shotgun is perfect thats the only thing i didnt like when i bought the gun. it wasnt to hard to install u might drop the ball bearing down into the gun like i did then u only have to just take out the trigger assembly and then its easier to put the part in anyway.
     
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    I bought the over size Vang Comp for my Mossberg 500 and 535 and it went in great. I didn't like the plastic safety so it was my first improvement on my guns.
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't bother with it. I've got two 500's. I ordered two of the metal Mossberg safeties and put one of them on. The other I'm just gonna keep as a spare in case my plastic one on the other gun breaks, which probably won't happen anytime soon.

    I only did it because of an impulse case of "anal retentiveitis". I don't think breakage of the plastic safeties is all that common unless someone over tightens the screw.
     
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    its not super huge and stupid looking its slightly bigger but helpfull still
     
  10. minutemen1776

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    I measured my existing Mossberg safety last night with my reloading caliper, and I then compared it to the dimensions of the Vang Comp safety that are listed on the Brownell's website. The Vang Comp is just a few millimeters wider and a hair taller, but it seems to be about a half inch longer. Does this sound right?
     
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    i wouldnt say its that much longer its slightly fatter longer and taller
     
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    Mine works fine with the stock one in place.
     
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    I don't have a need for the safety that came on the gun. $30 will buy some ammo....
     
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