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I attempted to put some target loads through my new 500 Cruiser (post stock swap) and it continually clicked itself on Safe while firing it. Anyone else ever had this issue?
 

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Worn out detent? Is the safety loose? is it easy to manipulate?
 

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Is your hand hitting the safety at all? Try shooting it one shot at a time to see if/when it flips itself on.
 

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Is your hand hitting the safety at all? Try shooting it one shot at a time to see if/when it flips itself on.
I have a pistol grip so I can't hit the safety while firing. It's definitely the recoil that is moving the safety.
 

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I have a pistol grip so I can't hit the safety while firing. It's definitely the recoil that is moving the safety.
Then the safety detent is weak or something is amiss. Which is odd because id think the recoil would jolt it fwd which would be the fire position.
 

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It happens. Get a rebuild kit.

Ive done mine twice now. Also another reason why I refuse to use a pistol grip on the 500.

You can buy a kit off amazon, eBay, brownells or midway, they're usually under 20-30 bucks. I'd add a metal button or oversized while it's apart.

Bless your heart if it still has a one way screw on it. Best way to fix it is with a dremel and cut off wheel so you can cut a slot in it
 

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It happens. Get a rebuild kit.

Ive done mine twice now. Also another reason why I refuse to use a pistol grip on the 500.

You can buy a kit off amazon, eBay, brownells or midway, they're usually under 20-30 bucks. I'd add a metal button or oversized while it's apart.

Bless your heart if it still has a one way screw on it. Best way to fix it is with a dremel and cut off wheel so you can cut a slot in it
Yep, I might as well but the Brownell enhanced safety switch on. I am pretty disappointed since the gun is brand new and has only fired about 20 rounds. I already removed the "one way" screw. Not a difficult process with enough elbow grease. The safety base plate, detent spring and detent ball bearing all looked to be in normal condition. I wished the detent was shaped more like the safety selector switch detent in an AR. You get a much better engagement with a "sharp" detent vs a round detent.
 

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I love the tang safety but it's also the biggest Achilles heel on the guns. Another trick is to drill the hole in the plate a little bigger so the ball can sit higher in it.

And on a new gun, yeah that sucks. It took 15 years and a lot of rounds downrange for mine to start acting up.

Love the gun though, its my first and never leaving me. Getting a 12 when you're 12 for Christmas is pretty damn awesome.
 

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I'll check those out. I thought about increasing the diameter of the detent hole on the base plate.
 

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Wow... On a new Moss? Not good. But like Dev stated there are rebuild kits for the safety. Im in aggrement to add the metal oversized safety while your at it.

Im wondering if the screw set was not tight from the factory?
 

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Yep, I might as well but the Brownell enhanced safety switch on. I am pretty disappointed since the gun is brand new and has only fired about 20 rounds. I already removed the "one way" screw. Not a difficult process with enough elbow grease. The safety base plate, detent spring and detent ball bearing all looked to be in normal condition. I wished the detent was shaped more like the safety selector switch detent in an AR. You get a much better engagement with a "sharp" detent vs a round detent.
Warranty?
 

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It does happen, the 500 safety's spring is weak, the lever is small & oft hard to work & the ball bearing easily lost.
It's saving grace is it's placement & aftermarket mods.

I have the VangComp & it rocks.
Great tactile feel & much easier to manipulate.

 

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It does happen, the 500 safety's spring is weak, the lever is small & oft hard to work & the ball bearing easily lost.
It's saving grace is it's placement & aftermarket mods.

I have the VangComp & it rocks.
Great tactile feel & much easier to manipulate.

I like the VangComp but I think I might go with the either the Brownell's Enhanced Safety or the Nordic Tactical Safety. I'm sure all of them are an improvement over the stock kit. I wished someone made an offset kit (sort of like the BAD lever) that allowed you to manipulate the safety while using a collapsible stock/ pistol grip combo without taking your hand away from the firing position.
 

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I like the VangComp but I think I might go with the either the Brownell's Enhanced Safety or the Nordic Tactical Safety. I'm sure all of them are an improvement over the stock kit. I wished someone made an offset kit (sort of like the BAD lever) that allowed you to manipulate the safety while using a collapsible stock/ pistol grip combo without taking your hand away from the firing position.
I was thinking this last night...
 

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I was thinking this last night...
There's 2 ways to make it work:

1.) just extend the swith to either side of the weapon and extend a bar downward until it is reachable.

2.) Anchor the setup (possibly with the receiver pins) and have the downward bar extend from a pivot so that it operates in a sweeping motion instead of a straight line.
 

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There's 2 ways to make it work:

1.) just extend the swith to either side of the weapon and extend a bar downward until it is reachable.

2.) Anchor the setup (possibly with the receiver pins) and have the downward bar extend from a pivot so that it operates in a sweeping motion instead of a straight line.
yUp... but both might have a downfall of hanging up on cloths and gear
 

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warranty may be a valid option here mossberg restricts the safety to certified gunsmiths and will not sell you the parts so it may void a warranty and over something as simple as a safety switch i might not take that chance.

that being said the safety is easily rebuilt. I shot my detent ball across the room though and needed a large magnet to pick it out of my carpet.
 
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