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? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!