Difficulty Changing Mossberg Safety
Well, I got the NDZ Safety in the mail today, but while attempting to remove the stock safety, I stripped the stupid tamper-resistant screw.
Yes, for reasons which are beyond my comprehension as well as common-sense, Mossberg uses a one-way, tamper resistant screw on a replaceable safety, so when you take it out, you have to tap the screwdriver with a hammer as you rotate the screwdriver in order to make the screw itself turn. Well, I did that, and it felt like the screw was turning just fine, but then suddenly the screwdriver slipped and wouldn't turn anymore. I checked it out and the screw head is deformed just enough that the screwdriver won't engage the head anymore. Never at any point did it feel like I was forcing the screw, it seemed to be turning just fine, then the screws slipped loose and the screw was deformed.
Now, I could just get a larger screwdriver that would fit into the now deformed flat-head slot, but at this point I'm afraid to try out of fear of making it worse and rendering the safety inoperable.
As it stands, the stock safety still works fine, so I'd sooner cut my loses than press my luck. Maybe at some point I'll take it to a gunsmith or something and have them swap it out, but for the moment I don't even want to think about it. Frankly, I'm annoyed at Mossberg for inexplicably using a tamper-resistant, one-way screw on a part that is meant to be replaceable. It should have just been an ordinary screw, then I could have easily removed it, but no.