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Old 06-01-2017, 12:10 PM   #1
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Should I buy a new or take-off ambi-safety?

I just bought my first & new Kimber 1911-22 Target pistol and want to have an ambi-safety installed. Several questions:

1. Will any Kimber ambi-safety fit my 1911-22 Target pistol? I figure any ambi-safety that I buy will have to be custom fitted.

2. Will a used take-off ambi-safety create more problems for fitting than a new one. I see a lot of posts from members on asking how to take off and replace the ambi-safety, so I figure there might be some around fir sale. I shoot left handed and like the ambi-safety.

3. My old eyes are having trouble aiming with the black on black target sights, so I am thinking about replacing the rear sight with a halo sight. Any recommendations for a halo sight with a base that would fit my Kimber .22 Target? Looking at Burris FF3 or a Leupold or one in their price range.

Quick range report. Just plinking at some cans and had 6 FTE & 8 FTF with a box of Federal Auto .22LR. Had a couple of boxes of Velocitors. 1st box--4 FTE and 2 FTF. 2nd box--1FTE & 0 FTF. I would like to find a couple of aluminum mags. to try.

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Old 06-01-2017, 03:43 PM   #2
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The best place to ask whether a standard 1911 ambi safety will fit your 1911-22 would be Kimbers customer service.

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I have both the compact and target .22 conversion kits that Kimber sells and found that they need high velocity ammo to perform best.
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