Ambidextrous LOW MOUNT Thumb Safety


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AZ_Rebel
June 6, 2012, 11:21 PM
Has anyone seen a commercial Ambidextrous LOW MOUNT Thumb Safety for a 1911? We have someone asking for that and none of us have ever seen one. Internet searches bring up the Low Mount or "Gunsite" safety but none in ambidextrous format. Were they ever made or are they still available from ???
Thank you people :D

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9mmepiphany
June 7, 2012, 12:24 AM
The only one I've seen started as a regular ambidextrous thumb safety that had had the levers cut off and re-welded in the lowered position. With the low mount, you can easily activate the left side lever with your trigger finger

I don't think there was ever one commercially available

The Lone Haranguer
June 7, 2012, 08:01 AM
I have heard of a single-sided one like this, but not an ambidextrous.

I have never been comfortable with my thumb held high, on top of the thumb safety. It seems to loosen my grip on the gun, especially with a one-hand hold, and the grip safety - which is perfectly comfortable with my thumb low - beats up on my thumb joint.

71Commander
June 7, 2012, 08:33 AM
Here you go.

http://shootersconnectionstore.com/Swenson-Ambi-Safety-P562.aspx

9mmepiphany
June 7, 2012, 12:02 PM
I stand corrected, now I've seen one.

Here's another (http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=1C20000-1093363065) from Dawson Precision and also (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1861/Product/1911-AUTO-SWENSON-THUMB-SHIELD-SAFETY) from Brownells

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/images/mediums/545-001.jpg

71Commander
June 7, 2012, 12:28 PM
My STI slices my thumb like a razor.

I see them on many competition guns (USPSA). First time I saw one, I asked about it. They more that pay for them self in the cost of band-aids.:o

kcshooter
June 7, 2012, 12:37 PM
Well, I'd have lost that bet.

I might pick one of those... WHOA, $90?

Nevermind.
I like my high grip anyway.

AZ_Rebel
June 8, 2012, 01:27 AM
Thanks for the replies. But none of the suggested safeties are Low Mounted or Gunsite safeties. They are all extended safeties with "shields" - not what we are looking for. We are building a couple on request but we are fairly certain that commercial variations are not made.

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