So, the other day I’m in the armory discussing business with Marky and, “checking out” my Russian sniper rifle. While I’m gathering up things, Marky goes over to the work bench area and grabs a Mossberg for-end and spanner wrench that he borrowed who knows how long ago. While he was digging them out he pulled out a Vang Comp safety for Mossberg shotguns and asked me if I wanted it?
Now, I have been running the same shotgun for deer hunting for many years and really have never had an issue with the factory safety; so I first said no. He asked me if I was sure. Apparently he was given the safety by Vang Comp at the Shot Show several years ago and since he already has one on his Mossberg shotgun, he offered it to me. I thought about it for a minute and said to him, “Sure, why not; It’s free and who doesn’t like new do-dads to put on their gun?”.
The job was easy and took me all of 5 minutes to complete. The only thing I will say to anyone changing out the safety is to make sure the slide is jacked back or the block the screw threads into will fall into the receiver and you will have to pull the trigger group out to fix it. Again, not a big deal but by making sure the slide is back will save a lot of time.
Once the install was done, I preformed a function check to make sure everything worked. I don’t really know if this safety will improve anything. As I said, the factory safety has worked well for me over the years, but it is bigger and more aggressive. And that is always a plus when wearing gloves. So I feel this is an affordable (Brownell’s $29.99) upgrade that will be advantageous to the hunter or tactical guy.
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Freeze is our resident All-American hunter, shooter, gunsmith and military surplus collector. When he is not processing his own game or running the smoker, he focuses on Com-Bloc weapons and Black Powder Shooting.