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Old 02-09-2016, 03:10 PM   #1
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Movement in Ambidextrous Safety

I purchased a new Ultra Carry CDP 11. I have 150 rounds through it. Great firearm. I notice that the ambi safety release has a little play in it. It works perfectly but I was curious if this is normal. The regular safety is perfect. Thanks for your help.
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Originally Posted by meschweitzer View Post
I purchased a new Ultra Carry CDP 11. I have 150 rounds through it. Great firearm. I notice that the ambi safety release has a little play in it. It works perfectly but I was curious if this is normal. The regular safety is perfect. Thanks for your help.
Welcome to the forum from Ohio!! I'm not sure what you mean by "regular" saftey.
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Sorry for the confusion. What I call the regular safety is on the left side and actually puts the safety on by locking the slide and hammer. The ambi, right side, just releases and engages the left side. Hope this clears this up.

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois meschweitzer. I don't know how much movement you're experiencing but I don't think that's normal. I just slipped my Super Carry Pro out of my holster and the two safeties are locked together, one does not move a fraction of an inch without the other moving the same distance. I pulled out 4 more Kimbers including my Ultra CDP II and they are all the same, they move in unison or not at all. I don't know how familiar you are with 1911's but the shaft on the right side safety fits into the left and it's possible they may not be fully seated.
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Sorry for the confusion. What I call the regular safety is on the left side and actually puts the safety on by locking the slide. The ambi, right side, just releases and engages the left side. Hope this clears this up.
Thanks. What Chuck told you is spot on. Both sides work in unison and are connected to each other. The thumb saftey didn't lock the slide, it blocks the sear from engaging
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I guess Im not explaining this well and I apologize for this. Both safeties do work in conjunction with each other. They both lock and unlock. The one on the left is secured by the pin. the ambi of course does not have the pin holding it and thus moves slightly and the left does not.
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Zoomybaby,

Exactly. There is a little movement when not engage also.
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Exactly. There is a little movement when not engage also.
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Originally Posted by meschweitzer View Post
I guess Im not explaining this well and I apologize for this. Both safeties do work in conjunction with each other. They both lock and unlock. The one on the left is secured by the pin. the ambi of course does not have the pin holding it and thus moves slightly and the left does not.
You explained yourself perfectly the first time, I understood what you were saying. I'm saying I have 5 Kimbers with ambidextrous safeties and there is not any play (ZERO) in the right side safety whether the safety is on or off.
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