Kimber ambi-safety

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by brngiese, May 20, 2013.

  1. brngiese

    brngiese New Member

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    Question for u kimber guys. I'm wanting to replace my factory safety for a kimber ambi-safety. Is this something I can do myself or do I need a gunsmith? Thanks
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Some may drop-in, some may need to be fitted.

    And most of time, you won't know until you have the new safety in your hand.

    Are you real familiar with the 1911 and the thumb safety?

    We have no knowledge of skill level.
     

  3. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    The ambi adds to thickness to the firearm.

    No experience installing one on mine, just happy it doesn't have one.
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I've installed maybe 50 (not Kimber "stuff") --mabe 25 dropped in ---
     
  5. ltcfb118

    ltcfb118 New Member

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    I replaced mine with a Wilson Combat Bullet Proof. My gunsmith did the install it did not drop in.
     
  6. KimberFan

    KimberFan New Member

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    They're easy to install. My Raptor came with an ambidextrous safety...which I like being old...I never know when I wake up in the morning which hand feels like holding a pistol at this age so having it on both sides is a good thing for me. :D
     
  7. brngiese

    brngiese New Member

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    My pro carry currently has an aftermarket wilson competition ambi safety. Im wanting to put a factory ambi on it because I'm not liking the wider levers