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Old 12-24-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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Ambidextrous Safeties

Showing my ignorance.

Can Ambidextrous Safeties be added to Kimbers that do not have them?

Example: Eclipse Pro II
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:00 PM   #2
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YES! Easy fix.
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Sweet!

Believe it or not but I am an ambidextrous shooter.

And I favor Ambidextrous Safeties.....
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I believe in them for a carry gun for those that must go to or stay at the fight and may have to work the gun support handed. And of course left handed shooters.

Many using a higher more modernized grip technique can sometimes bump the single sided safety up when firing left handed during recoil. The ambi permits the thumb to keep pressure on it to prevent this mishap.

There are many to choose from but I have learned the Kings style (which is on the newer Kimbers) is stronger than the Swenson style. But they need to be monitored for getting loose due the dovetail joint in the center of the pin. I have not seen or fitted the new EGW ambi that gets all the praise from custom builders but will should I need another.
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:26 PM   #5
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I'm a big believer in ambidextrous safety's, all my carry guns have them.
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I put ambi safeties on all my guns. The Kimber safety is a drop in part, and takes just a few minutes to install.
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I'm left handed. Even if I was right handed, though, I would want ambidextrous safeties on my "business" guns. If you ever need your gun, things have gone very, very, wrong. And if things have gone very, very wrong, it's not inconceivable that your strong hand will be injured. I can't imagine why a modern "business gun" manufacturer would make a gun with a unidextrous safety.
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Originally Posted by Gmountain View Post
I put ambi safeties on all my guns. The Kimber safety is a drop in part, and takes just a few minutes to install.
Most will. I have had to do a little fitting on a couple.
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Sweet!

Believe it or not but I am an ambidextrous shooter.

And I favor Ambidextrous Safeties.....
ditto here....never understood why Kimber didn't include these on the Aegis line.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:00 PM   #10
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I'm a lefty and I have to have an ambi-safety on all my 1911's and it's got to be there from the factory. It would be so much easier if I was right handed then I wouldn't bother with it. Having one installed really depends on finding a good 1911 gunsmith who knows what they are doing.
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