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For all the gunsmiths and backyard do-it-yourselfers. My daughter decided last fall that she would like to have a fancy camo pump shotgun for this comming deer/duck season. So for showing me a above average semester report I got her this mossberg. We go out to shoot some clays and discover that the trigger pull is a bear for her to manage. And she's no make excuses whimp either. The trigger is unreasonable. So while out of town I figure I'll go in, in the evenings and lighten the pull and smooth everything out. I am so beyond words disappointed in the crap they built this trigger assembly out of. I did some research expecting to find a history of problems with this plastic mess. On the contrary, Rave reviews and praise and testimonies of long lasting performance. What the hey? It's got to be dumb luck, Right?
What Ever! I've got to change this mess out for some real parts.
 
Does anyone know of a replacment trigger assembly for this shotgun? Sure I could just get her a 870 and move on, but everything else about this shotgun is fine. It shoots an awesome pattern and functions great. Please save me the task of building the complete assembly of metal. I can and will, but I just know there is something out there that will drop in or atleast fit with modification. There is contriversy over wether the 590 assembly will work or not. Even if it won't it offers the possibiliy of putting the components together for all metal. Don't you think? Does anybody know of a solid parts source?
I've seen some 500A T assemblies for sale, but they are the same stuff I'm set on getting away from.
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I have a Mossberg 500A and my trigger is OK and like yours, it functions GREAT and 100% of the time.
 
If your trigger is flat out terrible, I'd call Mossberg Monday and ask them for some help. It shouldn't be that bad.  
I do know what you mean about all the plastic parts.
 
I "think" I read that you can get the metal trigger group of a Mossberg 590A for the 500A over at Brownells. I'm not sure it would be any better for clays than the plastic you have, but at least you could clean it up with a file.  
 
Go to Shotgun World and ask those guys.
 
They have a dedicated Mossberg forum.


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Could also try Brownells
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Thanks guy's!!
 
I had checked competitor and e-gun parts and for some reason (brain fart) didn't check Brownells. They have the all metal assembly ready to drop in for 90 bucks. Thanks for keep me on track!
 
I guess I told on myself too. Shows that its been a long time since I've bought a "new" firearm. Evidently plastic is the norm these days. Still a hard pill to swollow though. I'm use to trusting my life to steel. Or atleast aluminum. Loco
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best of luck ..let us know how it goes
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