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Old 05-01-2014, 11:23 AM   #1
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Okay guys I am looking at purchasing a S&W M&P22 and Colt LE6920 Socom. However, before I pay that kind of money I want to make sure that I can change the safety from right hand to left hand on both guns. Could you please confirm that this is possible, thanks!

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Old 05-01-2014, 11:28 AM   #2
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Okay guys I am looking at purchasing a S&W M&P22 and Colt LE6920 Socom.

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You cannot simply reverse the selector. You would need to get a ambi selector if you want one on the left side.

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Yup, ambi selector is needed and is an easy swap. They usually between $30 and $80.

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Colt has a reversible safety but they haven't been making it very long, maybe since about ... 2006 or so.
Here's a photograph of one, you'll note the 'tracks' for the pin on both sides.


For comparison, here's a non-reversible, ambidextrous safety, you'll note the 'track' is only on the left side.

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