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Dumb 1911 question. :o)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dryft, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. Dryft

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    Hey y'all,

    I know this is probably the work of a thirty second Google search, but since I value your opinions...

    Can the magazine release on a 1911 be switched to the right side? Or, if not switched, is there an alternate solution?

    This occurred to me in the car earlier. Yes, I was looking where I was going and obeying the speed limit!

    Thanks, and thank you for not making too much fun of me for this one.


    Dryft.
     
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    I want a kit to put a Walther/HK style paddle release on mine
     
  5. Dryft

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    Thanks folks!

    I like the look of the Smith & Alexander one - though Cylinder & Slide have always had a fond place in my heart. Shame that one is unavailable.

    So it's doable, if absolutely needed. Cool.

    Thanks again!
     
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    I don't own a 1911, but I am a southpaw. I do carry other "right-handed" pistols, and use the middle finger to depress the magazine release on each one.

    I rented a 1911 to try out at the range once, and that method worked fine there as well.

    Many makers do offer a "reversible" magazine release set-up, but most do not.
    Also, more makers are marketing guns with ambidextrous magazine releases and safeties. The Rock Island Armory ones are a decent starting point for an entry-level 1911; been looking closely at them for a while now. Just not ready to take the plunge into a new caliber, and I don't want a 1911 in 9mm.
     
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