inexpensive commander

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by kiabe1, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Just for curiosities sake, who makes a good inexpensive commander sized 1911 with an ambidextrous safety
     
  2. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Ruger is you're best bet around 700-800 it's a great gun for the price
     

  3. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    It is quite nice but unfortunately no ambi safety
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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  5. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    Is the Ruger ambidextrous ? I may be mistaken but I'm thinking it isn't.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the ambi safety is an easy modification and wouldn't cost much to buy. check out Brownells or MidwayUSA for them.
     
  7. cblowe13

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    I apologize I thought it was I'm wrong!
     
  8. Byron0022

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    Still a great pistol at a really good price.
     
  9. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Yes it is! My soon to be father outlaw has one haven't got to shoot it yet lol
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    To add an ambi safety is not that hard or expensive.
     
  11. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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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
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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.
     
  13. cblowe13

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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
     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    wouldn't have clue. i don't own one. i'm not a gunsmith and only work on my own firearms.
     
  16. kiabe1

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    So does anyone have a specific favorite that comes stock with an ambi safety
     
  17. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have had good luck with Ed Brown parts.
     
  18. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    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.
     
  19. Axxe55

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    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.
     
  20. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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