I'm looking for some advice here. I have a 500a w/ the Spec Ops stock and I love it. However, the location of the safety drives me nuts with the pistol grip. This has me looking at the Maverick 88 which has a great safety location and all of my parts will fit on it. My only issue is the forend. Has anyone ever had a problem with the forends on a Maverick 88? I've heard of the arms coming apart from the plastic forend. Is this internet BS? Also, can I just swap out my 500a forend and action bars with the 88s or are they different? I would bring the 500a back to stock (with the cheap 88 forend) and just stick it in the safe for back up. Any help would be great. Anyone own both?