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Who has replaced the ambi safety on their PT1911 with a single?................
I have been thinking about doing this to mine, but not sure which one to get.
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I've considered doing it to mine as well. There are some older threads here that deal with that, and I think Olfarhors did it on at least one of his.....I would think that Wilson or maybe Cylinder and Slide would have good ones.
 
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I replaced that huuuuge thumb safety Taurus uses immediately with a C & S thin tactical single sided thumb safety. I replace all ambi safties on 1911's with single sided, have used different brands and styles. It is pretty easy to do if you have any mechanical ability at all. Remove the grip safety and you can see the engagement with the sear legs to see how much to remove off the thumb safety.
 

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Might I ask "WHY"?

I can remember all of the preaching that you need to practice shooting with your off hand so that if for some reason your dominate hand us unable to preform it's duty. Removing the ambi safety would seem to somewhat defeat part of this practice or reasoning.

But then maybe I am biased, as I prefer a manual safety and even more so if it is an ambi setup.
 

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I've considered doing it to mine as well. There are some older threads here that deal with that, and I think Olfarhors did it on at least one of his.....I would think that Wilson or maybe Cylinder and Slide would have good ones.
Actually I did two of mine.
the blue older PT1911 and the new duo-tone .
the blue one had the ambi separate as has been known to happen with these weapons, I returned it to Taurus , they replaced it and about 2 months later the new ambi they installed did the same thing.
So I said the devil with this and replaced it with a single.
I went ahead and did the Duo-tone at the same time.
I actually intended to do the other two as well and just never got around to it.
I am pretty sure that I used a Wilson tactical on them, not extended but just the regular tactical.
honestly I really dislike the ambi on the PT1911, they are just way to big and stick out much to far for my liking.
anyway heres a pic of them.
 

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When I bought my PT917, it had been converted to a left side only safety by the previous owner who was a competition shooter. The first thing I did was order some spare parts on eBay and replace that right side lever. If I remember right, the fight side lever is the one that activated the hammer catch when the decocker was activated. I don't know if it would have discharged if I had decocked it with a round in the chamber, but I wasn't going to find out by accident.
 
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Might I ask "WHY"?

I can remember all of the preaching that you need to practice shooting with your off hand so that if for some reason your dominate hand us unable to preform it's duty. Removing the ambi safety would seem to somewhat defeat part of this practice or reasoning.

But then maybe I am biased, as I prefer a manual safety and even more so if it is an ambi setup.
I was wondering the same thing. Why would I undo what I think is a good thing. What would be the purpose?
 
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Lots of possible reasons why....I know that when I carry my PT1911 and there is a leather back to the holster, like my FLETCH Galco holster, the ambi safety on the right moves against the leather, and I've had the safety wiggle it's way down to the off position. Not really dangerous, because you'd still have to disengage the grip safety AND pull the trigger, but I don't like a safety moving when I set it. I could see a real need to at least consider putting a regular safety on a 1911.
 

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DITTO!!
I have several 1911 with ambi safeties and have found no need to replace them with a single safety. but then the other weapons safeties are about half the size of those gigantic bat winged looking devices that are on the PT1911.
Like many things everyone likes/dislikes different things, personally I detest the ambi safety size on the Pt1911.
 
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Well dummy here is picking up 2 more guns soon, so the safety situation is gonna have to wait...................;)
 
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