First of all hello all. I've been lurking for a while and finally joined. I have what maybe a completely idiotic question but I need some input. I recently acquired a 12ga Mossberg 500A. The gun is missing the safety. Not just the button but the whole kit. I plan on replacing it soon but I am wondering if it is safe to shoot without it? I don't keep the gun loaded nor do I plan to hunt with it before replacing the safety but I would like to fire it since I just got it. In my head it seems like a bad idea. Am I right in thinking so or just being overly cautious? Also has anyone had experience replacing the safety before? I've found the instructions and it seems easy enough as long as you take your time. Thanks for any help in advance!