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Old 06-24-2013, 07:20 AM   #11
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To add an ambi safety is not that hard or expensive.
I don't have much gun smith work and don't know much honestly about that type of stuff! Is there like a pin that drops in to connect the safety's? Or am I way off
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I don't have much gun smith work and don't know much honestly about that type of stuff! Is there like a pin that drops in to connect the safety's? Or am I way off
usually it's a slot and groove configuration. with a little part that stays under the RH grip panel that helps keep it in place. the RH grip panel has to be relieved for an ambi-safety though.

most times it's about a 5-10 minute job to change one out.
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usually it's a slot and groove configuration. with a little part that stays under the RH grip panel that helps keep it in place. the RH grip panel has to be relieved for an ambi-safety though.

most times it's about a 5-10 minute job to change one out.
Sounds like something even a man of my caliber could handle lol axxe since you seem really knowledgeable how hard would be to change out the trigger bar on an lc9 with the Galloway precision
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To change a safety or other parts of your 1911, there are youtube videos, the Kuhnhausen books, an Ed Brown CD on customizing.

Brownells has a good "how-to" in their tech notes.

Just make sure that your completed work can pass the safety tests.

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Sounds like something even a man of my caliber could handle lol axxe since you seem really knowledgeable how hard would be to change out the trigger bar on an lc9 with the Galloway precision
wouldn't have clue. i don't own one. i'm not a gunsmith and only work on my own firearms.
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So does anyone have a specific favorite that comes stock with an ambi safety

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I have had good luck with Ed Brown parts.

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So does anyone have a specific favorite that comes stock with an ambi safety
Check out SHooters Arms Manufacturing they offer a nice looking product for the entry level 1911 market. Ambi safety, extended slide stop lever. Nice looking pistol, under $500 at the stores where I have seen them. Don't own one, but reviews seem to indicate they are worth the investment.
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So does anyone have a specific favorite that comes stock with an ambi safety
Ed Brown or Wilson Combat are usually the parts i buy when wanting to modify a 1911. Brownell's and MidwayUSA both carry them at pretty decent prices.

i have also used Swenson parts as well with good results.
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RIA has a 3 1/2 version of there tactical fs. Cost at our LGS is $469. - https://us.armscor.com/products/1911-compact-tactical-45acp

The smithy at armscor may be able to take a basic commander gi and add the safety you want . Sells for 409 at out lgs- https://us.armscor.com/products/1911-midsize-gi

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