Hey Rem1100, love your screen name. They're great guns and my two fit me perfectly, but they can be as difficult as a truculent and capricious step daughter. I bought them both expensive Hasting wadlock barrels to get multiple chokes and superior patterns, so I'm really incentivized to get them purring. I hear you about getting the pins lined up for the trigger group, and unless the pins go in like a sharp knife in warm butter I realign until they go in with light taps. Anyway, I'm back to the latch. I attempted to straighten it out in place with a screw down clamp. At first it cycles like new, but in short order it's back to hanging on the very edge of the rim. I'm going to try to order a new latch today. Any options beyond Midway, whose latches are on backorder?