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The original Colt 1911 thumb safety?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ajgranda, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. ajgranda

    ajgranda

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    Hi,

    Anyone have any experiences with this "tiny" thumb safety? How well does it engage/disengage. Where do you position your strong thumb when shooting? Obviously, you can't ride this safety :whistling:. I actually like the looks of this 70 series LW Colt Commander (Talo Wiley Clapp). I think the Remington R1 has the same safety. Thanks
     
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  2. samuse

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    It works just fine. Maybe a little better than the teardrop safety.

    I shoot with my thumb under the safety. Thumb over the safety feels lopsided to me and doesn't make me shoot any better or faster.
     

  3. ajgranda

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    Thanks, one of the pluses is can see in shooting with the thumb under this safety is that there is much less chance of ever accidentally engaging it.
     
  4. samuse

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    I don't think you'll have any problems with accidentally engaging the safety. I never have and have never heard anyone say they have.

    That Wiley Clapp is a sweet lookin' gun. Those sights are the best.
     
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    The_Drizzle I make it rain!

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    I too shoot with my thumb under the safety and find the small safety is great.
     
  6. RonS

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    Same here. I like them because I have a definite edge to find with my thumb when I go to disengage it, instead of the tapered shelf of the modern ones.