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Old 12-17-2010, 03:24 AM   #1
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I'm going to be installing an ambi on my Dan Wesson Pointman 7, not sure which manufacturer I should go with, I would like to go with the Kimber ambi which also comes with the new hammer pin for the safety. Do any of you know of any problems that will present? Or know of a manufacturer that will work better? Thanks



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The Pointman used a lot of Ed Brown parts. I would put an Ed Brown Ambi in. Should fit without any modifications.



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I don't think it really matters as long as you stick with good standard 1911 parts and stay away from MIM parts.

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I'm not sure if I want the Ed Brown one, it looks like its the type that doesn't have the groove cut into it to slide over a new hammer pin. Isn't there two different types? One that is held in by being behind the grip and the other is held in by a channel on the back of the safety that slides over a hammer pin? I'm sure the kimber is the one that requires a new hammer pin and thats the one I'm looking to install b/c I have installed that one on my Kimber Ultra Carry II last year. Thanks.

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Oh, you mean the sear/disconnector pin. Get the best, and as Bear said, stay away from MIM. I recommended Ed Brown cuz I've always had good luck. Some of those that I have used in the past with the sear/disconnector pin required fitting somewhere.

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I don't think it really matters as long as you stick with good standard 1911 parts and stay away from MIM parts.
What he said.
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Oh, you mean the sear/disconnector pin. Get the best, and as Bear said, stay away from MIM. I recommended Ed Brown cuz I've always had good luck. Some of those that I have used in the past with the sear/disconnector pin required fitting somewhere.
Nope, he means hammer pin.



Funny, because most people want to do away with the Kimber safety (MIM) and replace them with forged parts for reliability. I have the factory Kimber MIM safety on my Super Match II, but will replace it with better parts if and when the Kimber safety breaks. It's not a carry gun so I'm not going to worry about it till then. I do like the cleaner look of the right side thumb lever though. You win some, you loose some...
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Funny, because most people want to do away with the Kimber safety (MIM) and replace them with forged parts for reliability. I have the factory Kimber MIM safety on my Super Match II, but will replace it with better parts if and when the Kimber safety breaks. It's not a carry gun so I'm not going to worry about it till then. I do like the cleaner look of the right side thumb lever though. You win some, you loose some...


yea, what he said. I didn't know those parts were bad about breaking/quality though. I was just going to stick w/ what I know since I've installed one before on my Ultra Carry, and the carry is my carry piece. I havn't had any problems out of it yet, it actually has a very clean make and break on the safety, but of course I installed in on a Kimber so it should. Oh well, it's too late I already ordered the stainless kimber ambi safety for the DW so I'll see how it works out for me and keep ya'll posted how it works out.
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My apologies, I've never seen that. It does look a lot better than the sear/disconnector pin set up.

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S'all good Dan. I'd never heard of shooting smokeless power in front stuffers before I got here either. I was rather surprised to say the least!

I like the style of the Kimber ambi safety - I just wish somebody made them from a solid piece of stock.



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