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Ambi safety removal?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ctfireman, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. ctfireman

    ctfireman

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    How do you remove an ambi safety on a 1911? I can strip normal 1911's completely but can't figure out ambi safety.
     
  2. Drestin Black

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    On most you just take the grip off the right side, the right side comes off then the rest is business as usual.

    What is it on?
     
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  3. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    You may need to help the right side off because some are on there tight.
    If you have a non-marring tool, you can gently pry it free.
     
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  4. gconan

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    Wiggle it off a little then use Quacks non-marring tool to gently pry it free. First thumb safety to come off, last to reinstall.
     
  5. hercster

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    Can anyone give me a step by step removal guide for a retained ambi system such as you see on Kimbers. I just got a NightHawk Custom with that system and sure don't want to butcher this thing in anyway.

    Thanks
     
  6. Quack

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    the Kimber (Kings) style ambi is retained by the hammer pin.
    so you would actually remove the left side safety first, then the right side should be able to turn far enough to clear the slotted hammer pin.

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    here's some pics for better understanding:

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  7. nolt

    nolt DONT PANIC!

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    kimber gotta make stuff so complicated...
     
  8. hercster

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    That picture really helps!! Thanks :)
     
  9. Quack

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    no problem....
     
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    Ive found Quack's method the best as well as wiggling a bit when trying to remove
     
  11. ctfireman

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    Actually, for those that want/need an ambi thumb safety w/o having to buy ambi specific grips. This option is more cost effective. :whistling:
     
  13. hercster

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    I agree. They also don't work loose as easily. There is another factor which is more subjective and that is appearance. I spent $$$$ on a great 1911. The standard design is just plain ugly. On many guns it looks like an after sight cobbled together by a plumber.