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Old 02-09-2020, 03:35 PM   #1
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Ambi safeties

Are there any advantages to ambi safeties if you're right handed? I completely understand the advantage if you're left handed just wondered if there were any hidden advantages for righties? My wife and I are both right handed and the only firearm that we own with an ambi safety is her Browning black label medallion pro (big name, small gun). Twice when she unholstered, the safety was off. I assumed with the safety being on the outside it got bumped off? After the second time she refused to carry it again. I'm wondering if maybe she just wanted me to make her a new custom leather holster? She sure knew all the little details that she wanted as soon as I offered to make her a new holster that would cover the outside safety paddle? Hmmmm? Seriously tho, are there any advantages that this ole right handed hillbilly don't know about?
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No advantages other than being able to operate it more efficiently with your off hand if need be.
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:59 PM   #3
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Nope, no advantage I can think of.
I was having that happen on a EDC Ultra CDP that came with an extended ambi-safety and after I had my gun shop change it to a Kimber Short ambi-safety it has not happened.
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I won't carry a gun that doesn't have an ambidextrous safety. In my time I've experienced hand injuries that made either my strong or weak hand useless for operating a handgun. If you have no problem drawing and releasing your safety with just your weak hand then no problem you don't need it. Learning to rack a slide with only one hand especially the weak one and doing mag changes is also beneficial.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:09 PM   #5
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Makes perfect sense to me! I still think my wife played me for a new holster
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I like an ambidextrous gun for carry. If you're gonna need the gun for serious business, you'll be in a fight. And if you're in a fight, there's a chance you're gonna be hurt. And if you're hurt, you'd better be able to fight with either hand.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:12 AM   #7
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My 2 main carry guns are a Sig P938 and an Ultra TLE II. The Sig has the ambi-safety and the TLE doesn’t. The Sig safety is never off when I remove it from my holster.
I do have a M&P 45 that I carry when I’m hunting or walking in the woods. This gun came with an ambi-safety. Every time this gun is removed from the holster the safety is off. I removed the thumb safety. This gun can be purchased with or without the thumb safety so I called S&W and they sent me the blank off pieces to fill the void of the safety.

Not having an ambi-safety isn’t a deal breaker for me.
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My Sig P938 came out of my IWB holster several times with the safety off. Rather disconcerting when you are carrying a single action pistol with no grip safety like a real 1911.

I think that has more to do with how firm the safety is rather than whether or not it's ambi, that and a combo of the gun design and holster.

Only consistent advantage I can see has been mentioned many times, that's off hand shooting, that and if you ever want to sell the gun lefties would be included in your potential buyer's pool.
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My Sig P938 SAS has never had an issue like that, I think a lot has to do with the holster.
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I have a kusiak old fashion aitw holster and it has a notch in the sweat band in it. No matter how hard you try with my ultra cdp [which has a ambi safety] you can not turn off the safety. Like Chuck said its all in the holster.
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