1911 with right and left hand thumb safety

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by redscho, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. redscho

    redscho New Member

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    What manufactures of 1911s offer dual thumb safeties, one on each side?
     
  2. bartwatkins

    bartwatkins Member

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    These days most all of them offer a model or two with an ambi-safety.

    My Springer Loaded has one - several Springer models do.
    Many Kimbers do.
    If you get a Wilson, NH, Baer or Ed Brown - you can order any of theirs with or w/o one
    There also should be a few Colt models that offer them.
     

  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    What Bart said. I take the dang things off my guns.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    There are aftermarket parts that can change from one sided to two sided, or vice-versa.
     
  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    My Citadel came with both. One of the reasons they are popular is because often competitions require you to shoot weak handed. That is one of the best things that has happened to us lefties.
     
  6. brngiese

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  7. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Two things you need to know.
    How to shoot left handed.
    How to undo a bra left handed.
    Vice versa if your a southpaw. :D
     
  8. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Most makers offer models with ambidextrous safeties.
    If for some reason you can't get what you want with an ambi safety, find a decent gunsmith and have it added. It's not really that in-depth of an upgrade.
     
  9. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    +1. You may need to swap out or modify your grip to accommodate the grip on the right side.