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Old 02-11-2020, 02:58 AM   #11
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If you've ever had an instructor rip into you because he could look through the trigger guard and see any sliver of trigger finger at all on the other side, then you have no problem at all flicking the safety off with the index finger shooting left handed. That said, I doubt anyone who hasn't been in a firefight is going to pull off much of anything remotely complicated when they find themselves in one unless they've trained extensively for it, and even if they have... I'd still say all bets are off when the SHTF. If you find yourself needing the ambi safety, I submit that- at best- the fact that you have one will likely only serve as a fleeting comfort right before you get killed.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:38 PM   #12
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I tested a p938 with an ambi safety at my local gun store and passed on it because the safety on the other side pinched my hand. Always test an ambi safety at the gun store. Hold the pistol just as you normally would in a quick shooting situation. If it pinches, pass on it. Yes, you can train to hold that pistol differently so that it won't pinch, but why bother when there are other ambi safeties that are positioned so that they won't pinch.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:22 PM   #13
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what you have is a choice between the new short safety, and a new holster...
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DO BOTH...
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Old 02-15-2020, 11:00 PM   #14
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I made her new holster so that it covers the outside paddle and the problem seems to be solved and yes there were brownie points involved! I have definitely taken the offhand shooting suggestions seriously and now that I've made a couple of holsters that cover the outside paddle I'm looking at ambi safeties differently. Thanks for all the comments
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:47 PM   #15
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Makes perfect sense to me! I still think my wife played me for a new holster

Lucky for you it wasnt a new gun also...
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Old 02-16-2020, 06:21 PM   #16
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My wife's Micro 9 has an ambi safety. With heavier loads, My knuckle will sometimes put it in "safe" position. No ambi on mine...
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Old 02-27-2020, 05:10 PM   #17
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it has a BAD downside, that safety is sticking its head out there..just waiting for something to
catch it and knock it off... seatbelts.. doors.. chairs..whatever... and if your carrying cond 1 well
thats not good.
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Old 02-27-2020, 05:24 PM   #18
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Check out Kusiak itw holsters. They have a notch in the leather so that when holstered and the safety on you can not flick the ambi safety off because the safety on the other side is in the notch.
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:37 PM   #19
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I am going to be converting my three Kimbers to ambi safeties as I am ambidextrous and shoot with both hands equally well.
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Old 04-05-2020, 02:57 PM   #20
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As a retired police officer and firearms instructors I will add my two cents.
I have studied may shooting involving police officers and several showed that tha officer is still with us by being able to operate his weapon with his weak hand when the strong arm was injured.
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