11-03-2016, 12:38 AM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Welcome to KT from beautiful downtown Monroe, Georgia!!!
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Sounds like Chuck got you straight on dealing with your safety vs laser grip issue. If you don't feel like springing for the $20 for the part, I suggest a large, old, beat up screw driver to be used as a cold chisel and a heavy (about 2 1/2 pounds) hammer to be used in conjunction with the screw driver to shear off the offending metal. This will cost nothing but your time and a bit of elbow grease!! Once sufficient metal has been removed, the thumb safety should work quite smoothly.
Of course, you now have another project on your hands cleaning up the gouges you left in side of the frame and slide. A couple of passes on a good bench grinder with take care of those gouges in no time. You'll be good to go!!! This may not leave your pistol in pristine from the factory condition, but hey, it's close enough, right??
What do you expect from a fat, old, retired ex-telephone Lineman turned telephone Engineer. Remember Lineman's Rule Number 1:
-If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer!!
That is followed by Rule Number 2:
-(Known as the Star Wars Rule) USE FORCE, LUKE!!
Glad to have you with us. Personally, I'd spend the money and get the bobbed ambi thumb safety. I just thought that you might like an option!!! Of course, there is also the choice of using tools designed for finer type work and taking a little more time to make a precision modification to the original thumb safety. But what fun would that be??!! The third choice is for me to send my brother-in-law (the technician) over to do the work for you!! His name is Bubba, his picture is attached below, so that you will recognize him when he shows up at your door like a lost puppy. He works cheap. All ya gotta do is feed him and give him a roof over his head while he works on your pistol!! He is a master of precision work!!
Brain Child!.jpg <---This is BUBBA!! He's all yours!!! Take my brother-in-law........PLEASE!!!
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Last edited by Lineman; 11-03-2016 at 01:58 AM.