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I keep finding the safety in the off position

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by G30SF/F-250, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

    My EDC is a SA 1911 Micro-45 Loaded. I carry IWB in a Comp-tac in the 3:00 position in condition one.

    A few times a week I un-holster and find that the safety is off. This 1911 has the ambi switch. Does anyone have any ideas how to keep this from happening or why it happens?
  2. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    throughout your day something is pushing it down. I would start paying attention when you are in the car. It may be rubbing against your center console or seatbelt. This is what mine did. I like strong side only levers. They usually don't suffer from this problem and they don't rub my knuckle when I shoot.

  3. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker

    Mar 25, 2003
    If you're not a lefty, switch to a left-side only safety. A good holster will be boned to hold the safety in place.
  4. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

    Thank's for the reply. Some day's I sit in the office, other's I am lying in the floor working on things'. It is hard to say what happens.

    When I first noticed it I thought it was happening when I was holstering, but that wasnt the case. I didnt know if there was a better holster or not.

    I like the ambi switch because I am left handed but shoot right. I have a holster mounted in my truck that is perfect for a left hand draw.

  5. 124JHP


    May 2, 2009
    Ok, the only thing your safety will prevent is the trigger from being pulled. If your gun is holstered, you have nothing to worry about. Make sure everytime you unholster the gun you check the safety. The only thing that would make your gun to fire is the trigger being pulled or a big fall on the ground.
  6. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

    So much to say; but I won't.

    Can you tell me what that thinngy that points up does, because I don't know?

    Hit delete or not..........Hmmmmmm
  7. Does your holster have a thumb-break?

    I changed out the ambi on my EMP because I carry in an open-top style holster. If I needed to keep the ambi, I would have switched to a holster whose thumb-break strap covered the outside safety as well.
  8. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

    It is not covered; and I will look into that. Any suggestions on a holster manufacture that has the thumb strap covered?
  9. 124JHP


    May 2, 2009
    Shoots bullets?
  10. 1006


    Aug 12, 2007
    Newnan, Georgia
    I will say it:

    The safety prevents the sear from slipping off the hammer's hooks, releasing the hammer.
  11. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
  12. Something like this H722 from Don Hume could solve your problem.

  13. Jeff82

    Jeff82 NRA Benefactor CLM

    Feb 25, 2002
  14. Jeff82

    Jeff82 NRA Benefactor CLM

    Feb 25, 2002
    I take that to mean you want the ambi so you can shoot left handed when drawing from your truck's holster?
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2010
  15. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

    Jun 30, 2004
    Unmarked Rustbox
    Well, some of us left handed folks like 1911's.
  16. R*E


    May 12, 2008
  17. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    switching to a thinner ambi safety like an Ed Brown might help
  18. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    No offense to left handers. I was referring to us righties who have the chance of the right side safety getting knocked out of safe.
  19. ArmoryDoc


    May 14, 2006
    You need to have a gunsmith deepen the socket where your detent pin contacts the safety lever. Also, buy another spring and install it in the event the current one is weak or damaged. It won't take much deepening but you need a more positive purchase on this area. This should not be happening.
  20. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

    Yes, you are correct sir. Not only the truck but for what ever reason, I like to have the option.