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Since I am left-handed, I want to put an ambidextrous safety on my Springfield. Setting aside the differences in length and width, are the more expensive safeties more durable or more reliable than the cheaper ones? Any recommendations?

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Cawdor on 2001-04-30 23:09 ]</font>
 

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My experience only....Stay away from the Mueshke/Colt ambi. Uses a special sear pin. King's is nice, but the frame thickness is critical to good fit. Uses a special hammer pin. Problem if you need an oversize pin due to hole tolerance.

Personal favorite is the Brown tactical or competition depending on what the gun is for. Wilson is nice also.
 

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Ditto, buy Ed Brown's.
Ditto on avoiding the Colt style with the pin.
Of course this means you'll also have to buy grips cut for the ambi safety. (unless you're good with wood, I'm not.)

1911 parts are like everything else, only more so.
You get what you pay for, so don't scrimp when it comes to parts.
Cheap parts make a cheap pistol.
 

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I like the Ed Brown..both the competition and the tactical..My favorite though is to take the competition model and thin and bevel all the edges. You end up with something in between that gets you a little more purchase for you thumb, but does not dig into you hand..
 

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I like the Kings Safty, as you do not need the right grip (relief)to hold it in place . About the same size on left and right...ROFI
 
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