I'm trying to remove the safety switch _screw_ from my Mossberg 590A1 to replace it with a new and different switch.
Problem is the screw is a clutch type 'security' screw that is by design tamper resistant.
I've called around to all my local hardware & tool providers.
Only a guy at Home Depot and a local commercial place knew what I was describing and recognized the product name but they don't have the tool to remove it.
I contacted a local gunsmith and he replied he's got over 100 guns in queue to work on so I'd have to leave my gun with him for who knows how long. That to me indicates he needs to hire employees or work more efficiently.
A second gunsmith I tried to contact left me on hold for over 5m! I hung up and sent him an e-mail. That was an hour ago.
I worked at this for two hours last night and now I'm annoyed.
Does anyone have any ideas for a work around on this?
I would be very much obliged.
P.S. - No I can't Dremel cut it out. I'd looked at that last night and to do so would result in high risk of damage to the guns receiver.