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  1. General 1911 talk
    EDIT: As an update, I got over this within a couple days. I now ride the safety and it feels really good and natural. I don’t know if it was my initial grip or what, but now it’s 100% comfortable and shooting any other way now feels weird. I just picked up my new 1911 Dan Wesson Vigil Commander...
  2. 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...
  3. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I know they are rare but have one on a gun and want another.
  4. 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...
  5. 1911 Gear
    EGW doesn't show a photo on their site. Does anyone have a photo they could share? Thanks
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  8. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I was wondering if anyone had any thumb safeties for a 1911 laying around that are usable junk but still has the pin on it? Or just any single sided safeties they have no intention of using. I would be using them for posting and blending grips safeties. I had one member send me one with the...
  9. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I recently traded into a really nice Dan Wesson Valor vbob commander in SS and really like it, except for the thumb safety so when I picked it up today I went straight and home pulled TS out and modified it. I just got home from work and reinstalled it and am now much happier. What do you think...
  10. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I shot my A2 yesterday, and noticed that the beveled edge of the TS was digging into my hand (top of the web, close to the base of my thumb). In the top pic, you can see how the bottom edge (curved) of the TS hangs down below the curve of the frame, which means that edge is protruding down into...
  11. 1911 Carry
    I'm interested in feedback and personal preference on how much resistance on a thumb safety. Using a trigger pull gauge, mine measure anywhere from just over a pound (Ruger, old Colt Light Weight Commander, one Rock Island) to almost five pounds (Les Baer, Colt Wylie Clapp Commander, Rock...
  12. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Doing some more drawer clean up, this is the Wilson Combat tactical safety(thin lever) and I don't need it. New in package. Free to the first person who wants it. Thanks
  13. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I have a full size steel ATI 1911 in 45 that I picked up really cheap for me to practice working on and shooting of course. I am looking for a one piece MSH magwell and extended thumb safety, hammer and grip safety to put on it. Anyone have anything they're not using? Included shipping with any...
  14. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I'm doing some caliber consolidation so selling some of my 9mm mags. I have 4 McCormick XP mags, will take $100 shipped for all. These are used mags(no idea on round count but not real high) and have a paint marker spot on the base pad of one which I will try to clean off.- Update: mags are...
  15. General 1911 talk
    Just learning to shoot 1911s. How much pressure of Right thumb on safety when shooting? I seem to press down quite hard, enough to make it uncomfortable but I'm not sure this is appropriate. whisky
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Have had this for awhile but prefer wider safeties so don't need this one. If anyone wants this just let me know. New in package, hasn't been fitted.
  17. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I was going to use this on my specialist (to replace the ambi) but decided to go with Nighthawks TS instead. $40 shipped PayPal preferred no fees... Stainless..
  18. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hello all, I was just cleaning my sons Ed Brown and function checked it and while doing so I noticed some play (travel) in the thumb safety when the firearm is not cocked. What can I do to fix this? Everything works perfectly when the firearm is cocked.
  19. General 1911 talk
    He is machining tool steel kings ambi style thumb safeties and it's beautifully done. If you are looking for a clone MEU(SOC), no need to pay threw the nose for an original when you can get a tool steel clone. I plan to use it on my Pro. [/IMG]
  20. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I have a semi custom and It has a mushy thumb safety, It does not matter if I actuate the right or left side, mushy either way. It is mushy going on to safe and coming off. My guess is that I need to relieve a little material to allow the plunger to more fully engage as it BARELY rests under the...
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