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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Disregarded9-side, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. TTM65


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    Central Florida
    Which thumb safety profile do y'all prefer? Must be extended and ambi for my use. I have a very high tang grip and my thumb rides the safety.

    I am a lefty so the answer is easy, ambi but I contour them my way. I like to thin them a bit and reshape to my liking.
  2. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

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    Oct 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    I love the idea of shaping one to match my own thumb, but at this point I'm doubtful that my 'smithing skills would result with product that would be as nicely finished as I'm looking for. The Ed Brown seems as long as I'd like with a good shape, but it's hard to gauge how wide it is without handling it--the strong side safety that came on the Loaded is just slightly too wide for my tastes, I'd rather it be about the width of the one on the right.

  3. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    My favorite is the Wilson Combat Bullet Proof non ambi.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  4. MD357


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    Jul 13, 2008
    Regardless of what you have seen, you're just one anecdote relative to the entire history.

    However, the reality is that modern day QC is significantly BETTER than it used to be, naturally, there are some companies that are exceptions. Again someone has to be uneducated in the history of how these things used to be built to think that they aren't built better now than they were through the years. This includes steel treatment, tolerances, etc.

    Not really gonna defend Kimber as the make their own grave. Several OTHER good companies making 1911s. I will say this, and it solidifies my original statements. The further a company gets away from the original design, the more variables you will have. Kimber loves to do this. On the flip side, Colt is making them better than they ever have.

    Sorry, it's just my experiences, so it's not an attack, or being unkind. I've seen guys that have "been shooting 20 years" jam a glock 17 with 15K flawless rounds through it.

    Bill Wilson is selling/telling you need a $3000 gun so I'll take that with a grain of salt. Now aside from these names and without regurgitating the talking heads of the last 10-15 years. I have some questions for you....

    What happened in the initial 1911 army trials? How many rounds did it fire over two days? What did they do when it began to get hot? How many reported malfuntions?

    Now again..... opinions on the internet and anecdotes aside including mine. The 1911 has made it through several wars, conflicts, etc across many different terrains without significant problems. Enough to defend the lives of many downrange. Now considering this, one has to realize that those guns were not up modern day standards of quality 1911 producers across the board. The steel used, small parts, and tolerances are ALL significantly better in todays times and most importantly..... so are the mags.

    So again the notion that it's an artform to make one is laughable, and so is the opinion that out of the box, you've got spend north of $1k to have one work.