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  1. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Looking for a blued Colt tear drop thumb safety. Ideally NOS, or at least not filed in much to fit. Prefer it not to be a cast part. all the ones I can find for sale are roughly cast, well used, or not quite made correctly.
  2. General 1911 talk
    The thumb safety on my Colt is predictably squishy but what's probably more annoying to me is that it has a very visible pockmark in it. I'm sending this Colt off to Wilson for some work and their deluxe blue refinish and I can't live with the idea of having a very nice looking gun but with a...
  3. General 1911 talk
    I just picked up my new 1911 Dan Wesson Vigil Commander .45 ACP from the shop. It's beautiful and I'm in love, it's my first 1911. The recoil is MUCH MUCH better than my plastic SA Hellcat 9mm. The muzzle flip is slightly more dramatic, but the recoil feels so much more smooth. I put 100 rounds...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Is this what people are referring to when they talk about a mis-timed Series 80 safety? This plunger has nicks around its entire circumference. If so, what's the best route forward for this gun? I'm thinking of having this "converted" to a Series 70 setup while it's being rebuilt.
  5. General 1911 talk
    The only 1911 pistol I own that has an ambi safety is a Springfield and it is the type that rides under the right side grip panel. I've never really been a fan of it and always thought that it's creating an unnecessary weak link in the design of the pistol. I've noticed that on pretty much...
  6. General 1911 talk
    OK, so I was perusing Novak's website tonight, and I see that many of their custom 1911 packages include the "Answer" 1-piece mainspring housing/backstrap. This made me wonder how many 1911 owners here have it or have otherwise pinned the grip safety. Why (or why not) do it? And is it a big...
  7. General 1911 talk
    As recommended I have been watching and reading as much information as I can but specifically it was suggested to me I learn to completely strip my 1911 and learn about the internal parts and how they work. So after a week I was finally confident that I could comfortablely manage to disassemble...
  8. General 1911 talk
    I wanted to install a thumb safety on my 2011 that gave a better, more solid feel for those of us who hold a pistol in the 'other' hand as much or more than the 'right' one. ;) So I was looking at pinned safeties, and came across one on the EGW site that uses a extended hammer pin to...
  9. Beginner's Corner
    I have not had a ND or anything, but today I took my Auto Ordnance 1911 apart to swap out the hammer. When I reassembled everything I placed the safety on to test it, and when I pulled the trigger the hammer dropped and the safety disengaged. I disassembled the gun, and what the issue seemed to...
  10. General Firearm Discussion
    I’m finding myself in need of lockable gun storage. I’ve been doing research on gun safes. I came across a YouTube channel where a locksmith demonstrates breaking into most box store gun safes in under 10 minutes. I came across a lockable tool box that would be perfect. Gun storage with a...
  11. 1911 Carry
    Has anyone ever experienced or heard of the thumb safety on an ambi 1911 becoming disengaged somehow while holstered (IWB / OWB) ? Like sitting the wrong way on a wire-frame chair tripping the ambi safety lever somehow? Am I crazy for thinking this is a concern?
  12. 1911 Gunsmithing
    probably a stupid question. I insepected the thumb safety on one of my guns, and noticed just a small area where the thumb safety is contacting the sear. There is zero sear movement with the thumb safety engaged. I’ve seen much more of an engagement surface on other guns, and in the shop...
  13. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hammer cocked and safety on, when the trigger is pulled, the hammer falls...but just slightly. Maybe 1/4". If I disengage the safety, the hammer falls to half cock. Ugh, what do I need replace?
  14. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I know they are rare but have one on a gun and want another.
  15. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Since my Dan Wesson has the dreaded "horny safety," I have decided to replace it and (hopefully) save the webbing between my thumb and index finger. So far, I have narrowed my options to the following models from Wilson Combat. I am already leaning toward one over the other, but I also wanted...
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    SOLD, thank you....! VZ 1911/320/Black/Full Size/Standard Profile/Standard Thickness/Super Scoop. These were taken off a new NH pistol so they are like new. $49.00 shipped in the Co. USA via USPS Priority. Email me if interested: [email protected]
  17. Beginner's Corner
    I'm thinking of VZ Grips for my Ed Brown bobtail w/ambi safety. The VZ website offers 3 choices, Std, Rock Island, or Extended (Taurus/STI). I've looked at their info on the choices, and visited STI, Colt, RI and Taurus websites, still not sure. Before I call VZ, anyone have any experience or...
  18. 1911 Gear
    EGW doesn't show a photo on their site. Does anyone have a photo they could share? Thanks
  19. Beginner's Corner
    I have never owned a 1911, but have been researching and considering a Colt Govt. Wiley Clapp or a Springfield Loaded. I like a lot about the Colt WC but not sure what the advantages or disadvantages to the small thumb safety. I assume that it would be a easy swap if not liked. Thanks
  20. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Still clearing out safe. Up for consideration is a nice Springfield Armory Micro Compact 45 two-tone. Aluminum frame and stainless slide. I replaced the ambi-safety with a Wilson Bullet Proof single-side safety. The safety was a straight drop-in from Wilson! Includes the ambi-safety...