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I've been reading some other forums where a discussion of the ambi safety is in question. On person spoke to how he would brush against something and the right side safety would move from "safe" to "fire" position.

Is this a common occurrence?

Assuming the grip safety is still engaged, the gun should still be safe to carry without an accidental discharge in the butt. Or, am I mistaken?

Anyone had a similar problem or concern?
 

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I've got 2 guns with ambidextrous safeties and I've never experienced anything like that and I don't believe them to be a safety issue. Given a choice I prefer a gun with an ambidextrous safety over a single one.
 
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That's the reassurance I was hoping for.

My 'on order' gun has the ambi safety, but I've never dealt with one. The comments I was referring to gave me pause for concern. I suppose if you bumped something solid hard enough, it could happen. But based on your comments, it doesn't seem to be anything to be concerned about.
 

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Being left handed,I love ambi safeties.I have never experienced the problem that you described.I always do a funtion test after cleaning.With the gun unloaded and safe rack the slide,disengage the thumb safety,without depressing the grip safety squeeze the trigger.It should not fire.
 

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Just me....

Being right handed, an ambidextrous thumb safety is of no advantage to me. Yes, if I'm in the middle of a firefight and my right arm/hand becomes disabled, I will have to carry on the fight from the weak side. At that point, I have bigger problems than the convenience of an ambi safety!!

To me, the ambi safety is just unnecessary width added to the rear of a 1911!! However, I do not view them as a danger. Just me........for what it's worth!! ;);)
 

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That's the reassurance I was hoping for.

My 'on order' gun has the ambi safety, but I've never dealt with one. The comments I was referring to gave me pause for concern. I suppose if you bumped something solid hard enough, it could happen. But based on your comments, it doesn't seem to be anything to be concerned about.
Gator, whatcha got on order?
 

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Two of my 1911's have the ambi-safety and three of them don't. Not a factor to me either way. Back when I was shooting three gun matches a lot the pistol I always used did not have ambi safety and I never missed having it.
 

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Grip safety and the fact that you have to pull the trigger, makes it not a big issue for me. But I do prefer non ambi pistols.
 

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Ooooooooooooooo. I'm so jealous! Night sights with cocking shoulder. Raptor serrations. Steel frame. Cool grips. Looks like it has some carry melt goin on too....very nice. Now I want one of those. After I get "Her Royal (II) Majesty" that is.:)
 

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Ooooooooooooooo. I'm so jealous! Night sights with cocking shoulder. Raptor serrations. Steel frame. Cool grips. Looks like it has some carry melt goin on too....very nice. Now I want one of those. After I get "Her Royal (II) Majesty" that is.:)
Yeah, I was wanting a stainless Pro Raptor and/or a Pro Eclipse in the worst way, but there just seemed to be something missing for a carry gun. Then, after spending hours on gun porn sites and Kimber America this one just seemed to have all the special features I would have wanted if I combined all the others. It's still stainless, but just not shinny. I can't wait to hold one and shoot one. I may have to wear some Depends that day. I'm not sure I will be able to control myself. ;)

It's not an inexpensive model, but then, I don't see anything that I'll have to add to it to make it perfect.
 
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It's not an inexpensive model, but then, I don't see anything that I'll have to add to it to make it perfect.
It isn't the most expensive Kimber but you could buy 3 Rock Island 1911s and get change back for the price of that gun. That is a very fine weapon and I agree, I don't think there are many other features you could want. That is pretty much a full custom gun at a production price....which sums up what Kimber stands for. Good choice.;)
 

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Ambi safeties have their place, some for reasons mentioned here. But, to the original issue, the owner is experiencing safety release when he "brushes against something". At first that sounds a bit hard to accept. I mean, how hard is he doing this brushing? However, I have experienced my left side safety finding it's way to the off position without my help. It has been enough times that I do not wear the gun without checking it first. My thumb safety does not "snap" into place, as I thought it should, but rather softly "bumps" into place. I suspect this is the same condition the owner is experiencing with his ambi gun. I have no idea why my drops, save to say it does so through the course of normal wear.
I don't consider it too big a factor as I retain the human factor in place.
 

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Ambi safeties have their place, some for reasons mentioned here. But, to the original issue, the owner is experiencing safety release when he "brushes against something". At first that sounds a bit hard to accept. I mean, how hard is he doing this brushing? However, I have experienced my left side safety finding it's way to the off position without my help. It has been enough times that I do not wear the gun without checking it first. My thumb safety does not "snap" into place, as I thought it should, but rather softly "bumps" into place. I suspect this is the same condition the owner is experiencing with his ambi gun. I have no idea why my drops, save to say it does so through the course of normal wear.
I don't consider it too big a factor as I retain the human factor in place.
The human safety is the best safety. The grip safety is a good backup too. Obviously, unless all safeties are disengaged then the weapon can not fire.
 
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