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Old 11-02-2017, 02:40 PM
Keith DW Keith DW is offline
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As far as Ambi's go, being a right handed shooter myself and most of the right handed shooters I know, the right side paddle of an ambi bites into my knuckle, making it uncomfortable.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:57 PM
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As far as Ambi's go, being a right handed shooter myself and most of the right handed shooters I know, the right side paddle of an ambi bites into my knuckle, making it uncomfortable.
That's interesting. I wonder why I don't have the same problem with the left-side (right-handed) safety on my pistols. Must be a difference in grip or something. I've never even noticed the safety being there when I shoot.

We're all different I guess!
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Old 11-02-2017, 04:00 PM
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My opposition to ambi safeties is less one of physical comfort and more of psychological comfort. I've carried 1911's with ambi safeties IWB, and on more than one occasion found I was carrying cocked and unlocked because the outboard safety lever had been swiped off just from being bumped by an arm, bag of groceries, seat belt, etc. Now of course I know a 1911 still isn't going to fire by itself just because the safety got bumped off, but it was jarring to me nonetheless.

And the fact is I simply don't need it. I've practiced activating/deactivating a standard right-hand safety while shooting with my left hand and it's not hard to do. So even if I'm forced to shoot left handed, I'm pretty comfortable with that.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:12 PM
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That's interesting. I wonder why I don't have the same problem with the left-side (right-handed) safety on my pistols. Must be a difference in grip or something. I've never even noticed the safety being there when I shoot.

We're all different I guess!
The ambi safeties hit me in the knuckle too. And it's harder to find grips for them since you have to make sure you get the ambi cut. Ok it's not HARD to find ambi grips, just hardER.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:38 AM
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I would like to see more A2's, specifically in 9mm and perhaps even revive the CZ 1911A1. Really making blue Valors in 9mm checked the biggest want I had, so everything else is just icing on the cake.
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:09 AM
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I haven't read the entire thread...but my vote is to bring back the bob tailed Commander in 10mm.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:56 AM
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The ambi safeties hit me in the knuckle too. And it's harder to find grips for them since you have to make sure you get the ambi cut. Ok it's not HARD to find ambi grips, just hardER.
Thanks for the input. I've never felt a safety hit any of my knuckles. Like I said, everyone is different.

As for the grips, there are many ambi safeties that don't require the "ambi cut" on a grip. Wilson "Bulletproof" is one example. There are others. and even if you do need the "ambi cut", it's easy enough to do with a dremel tool. Been there, done that. No worries.

And someone else mentioned the safety getting "knocked off" accidentally. Are you talking about carrying the pistol on the right side of the body, so that the ambi lever is outboard? If that's the case, then you're really in no different situation than carrying the pistol on the left side, regardless of whether an ambi safety is installed or not. The standard safety is outboard in that case. I've never had a safety get accidentally disengaged in all my years of carrying a 1911 on my left side, ambi safety or not. Never been a problem.

Oh well, enough of this I guess. Thanks for all the input. But I'll continue to need an ambi safety on my pistols, whether or not I have to install it myself. YMMV, as usual.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:01 PM
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And someone else mentioned the safety getting "knocked off" accidentally. Are you talking about carrying the pistol on the right side of the body, so that the ambi lever is outboard? If that's the case, then you're really in no different situation than carrying the pistol on the left side, regardless of whether an ambi safety is installed or not. The standard safety is outboard in that case. I've never had a safety get accidentally disengaged in all my years of carrying a 1911 on my left side, ambi safety or not. Never been a problem.
Yes, as a right hander I carry my pistol on my right side. So an ambi safety leaves me with an outboard safety lever. That particular pistol did not have an overly stiff safety; not that it offered no resistance, but being an extended safety the longer lever increased leverage and made it easier to actuate. So on a few occasions I found it swiped off while carrying. Since I neither need nor use the ambi, it's only a liability to me at that point, not to mention another snag point on the pistol. My point was I simply have no use for it, and so prefer not to have one on my pistols.

Obviously if I were left handed and carried on the left side, I'd either have to deal with it or get a left-handed single side safety installed.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:00 PM
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The ambi safety on the Specialist does not require an ambi cut on the grips. I have an EGW tool steel ambi safety on another pistol and it is the bomb. It also does not require an ambi cut and is a super solid safety. I shoot weak hand and this safety does not hit my thumb.
Keith, is the ambi safety on the Specialist held together like the EGW?
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:55 PM
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A Valor with adjustable sights would be my suggestion.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:21 AM
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I don't know if this was mentioned, but a all steel CCO.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:33 PM
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How about a bruin and specialist in 460 rowland.
You beat me to it. Yes! Yes! Guaranteed sale here for such a Bruin.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:44 PM
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I'd love to see a Commander size ECO, or basic model, instead of the RZ-45 Heritage, perhaps the RZ-9mm.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:45 PM
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Did I say Valor Commander in polished blue? I'll take one of those!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:32 PM
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I was hoping the Valor Blue commander would have been a reality next year, but sounds like they're done with carbon steel guns.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:13 PM
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Has Dan Wesson ever considered making a polymer pistol.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:01 PM
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Has Dan Wesson ever considered making a polymer pistol.
Bite your tongue.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:43 PM
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Has Dan Wesson ever considered making a polymer pistol.
Hmmmmmm

Maybe with the word Grip Area on it somewhere?

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Old 12-12-2017, 07:30 PM
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Ditto!!

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I recently purchased a PM-9. I want a 45ACP big brother exactly like it - brushed stainless slide, front strap checkering, Clark rib, target sights with red FO front sight. This isn't currently made by Dan Wesson. Do they sell an Ambi Safety part with the brushed stainless finish to match?
And put magwells on this guns! But we really need the PM-9 features in 45acp!
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:59 PM
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What s wrong with the Eco in a 45 instead of a pm9
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:02 PM
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What s wrong with the Eco in a 45 instead of a pm9
For starters, one is on officerís sized gun, and the other is a govít size...
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:05 AM
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It's time to produce a double stack with adjustable sights in 5" and fixed sights on 4" guns, in calibers 45acp,38Super, and 9mm. Make the ambi safety optional all with bushing barrel, and full length guide rod s, also optional All 70 series . Depending on weight a light frame may be necessary..
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:43 PM
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Can you make an alloy cco size double stack? Similar to sti guardian in size. Or like a Valkyrie but double stack. 9mm. Keep it under $2,000.


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Old 12-17-2017, 10:55 PM
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A CCO/PM-C with a rail, in stainless and in black, in 9mm and 45.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:06 PM
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1911 a1

The A2 is a great pistol but I would like to see an A1 with period sights. Harrison Precision makes a retro 1911 GI sight. Looks much like the original except you can get a good sight picture with it. The current dovetail front sight is ok and a good compromise. Would like to see a parkerized /blued finish available. I expect Colt and Springfield A1s are outselling the DW based on the Novak type sight being used. My guess is most folks prefer a retro A1 to A3 that never was. Thanks DW for listening.
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