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Old 09-15-2019, 02:29 PM   #1
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Ultra Carry or Ultra II

I am considering the purchase of one of these 2 for EDC. The issue is that I shoot left handed and the Ultra II does not have an ambidextrous safety. I know the ambi safety from Kimber is about $60. Is this a do it yourself project? If not, how much should it cost to have a gunsmith install it? I am reasonably handy with mechanical things but have no desire to start hacking on a brand new gun.
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:51 PM   #2
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Off the top of my head the only Ultras Kimber makes today with an ambidextrous safety are the CDP and the Raptor. You don't have to be a lefty to like an ambidextrous safety I have them on all my 1911's. Installing one is fairly easy, no special mechanical skills required. Simply a matter of swapping parts.
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I installed the ambi-safety on my Ultra II, simply because I like it. Like Chuck said, not much to the job. No muss, no fuss!
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Just as a side note, I love my Ultra TLE ll equally as much as my EVO TLE.
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I have fit a couple of safety's-the first required filing to fit the sear-the second dropped right in.
1911's parts are not always drop in.
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