I'm a lefty that bought a Springfield Range Officer Compact. Love the pistol. There are several different styles of ambi safeties and I had a gunsmith fit one I'd picked out. It's not a drop in part and I didn't feel comfortable trying to fit it. You can't switch the side of the safety that I'm aware of.I'm new to 1911's, and spent way to much on Glocks, S&W's and so on. So looking for a quality 1911 that doesn't cost a arm and leg! I think I settled on Springfield Amory. My question is ( I'm a leftie ) either I get an ambie safety or is it possible to buy parts to switch side of safety. And, if so, how difficult is it to do yourself? If I have to buy parts and pay gunsmiths' fees...well, I may as well buy a already ambidextrous pistol. Though I don't like having a safety lever on my exposed side to "accidentally" get caught on something.
Thanks for any advice.