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Grip question for 1911's

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Frog48, Sep 11, 2008.

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  1. Frog48

    Frog48 Member

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    When ordering grips for a 1911, there is an option that says "cut for ambidextrous thumb safeties".

    Are they talking about a knotch for the extended safety paddle, or are they talking about a slot cut for the spur on the right side's safety?

    I do not have an ambi safety on my gun, however I do have an extended safety. Currently the extended safety touches the top of the grips, and chips/nicks them. I'm looking for grips with more clearance for the extended safety on the left side of the gun, but no difference in grip shape on the left side.

    Because of the extended safety, do I need grips with an ambi cut, despite not having a safety lever on the right side of the gun?

    I know its kind of hard to articulate what I'm talking about, but any help would be appreciated.
     
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    There is a relief cut on the right side grip panel to allow clearance for the safety to move.
     
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    I assume you mean no lever on the right side of the gun, meaning you have a standard extended safety. You do not need an ambi cut grip. If you want it to clear the grip, you can bevel the inside of your safety lever.
     
  4. Frog48

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    So this is the relief cut you're referring to?

    Yes, thats correct. In my first post, I got the directions backwards, and edited afterwards.

    Is it common for standard extended safeties to make contact with the top of the grips? After I installed the new safety, I was a little disappointed that the safety chipped away at the grips.
     
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