Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Guns
 Ambi safety or not? >

Ambi safety or not?

Guns Like firearms themselves, there's a wide variety of opinions on what's the best gun.

Ambi safety or not?

Old 05-01-2007, 03:42 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 73
Default Ambi safety or not?

I'm would like to purchase a Springfield 1911 (model unknown as of right now), 45ACP.

There is no CCW where I live, so the firearm would be used mostly on the range and if needed, protect my property.

Is it ultra-important to have the ambi safety?



uwpce is offline  
Old 05-01-2007, 04:03 PM
Fork Horn
mello_collins's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Columbia SC USA
Posts: 376
Default RE: Ambi safety or not?

only if your a south paw

mello_collins is offline  
Old 05-01-2007, 10:36 PM
Nontypical Buck
Bulzeye's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Too close to Chicago
Posts: 3,337
Default RE: Ambi safety or not?

I like the idea of having one for being able to manipulate the safety with your off hand after an injury, but the likelihood of actually needing it is slim, I think. You'd probably already have the safety off and the mag half spent anyway.

They are often offered on competition guns since several of the handgun shooting sports require you to shoot certain stages with your off hand.

The only downside to getting one that I've heard of is that it can be accidentally be knocked off-safe more easily when carrying, but since you live in the land of the disarmed cheeseheads...

1911's are very modular, so you can just get the plain Jane now, and upgrade later. You can do it yourself without paying a gunsmith.
Bulzeye is offline  
Old 05-02-2007, 09:14 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: West Central Illinois
Posts: 863
Default RE: Ambi safety or not?

I like the look of the ambi safety, I agree with bulzeye on the practical application.
t roy is offline  
Old 05-02-2007, 06:05 PM
Nontypical Buck
Briman's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Body in SE WI, mind in U.P.
Posts: 4,781
Default RE: Ambi safety or not?

Pro: They are good for shooting games.

Con:They make detail stripping the gun difficult. The safety is two pieces dovetailed together in a tight snap-fit in the middle. You need to slip a thincredit card under the right side safety and pry hard until it unsnaps to get the rest of the gun apart. Its a major PITA compared to the standard safety.
Briman is offline  
Old 05-02-2007, 06:46 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: woodbury CT woodbury ct
Posts: 221
Default RE: Ambi safety or not?

If you don't need it don't buy it. More crap to break. Simple is good.
paulyseggs is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.