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Old 01-16-2020, 12:00 AM
ACP Shooter ACP Shooter is offline
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EMP4 ambi safety removal help?

I want to replace the stock ambi safety on my EMP4 but can't get the damn thing off. It won't come off by hand, as I've been able to do on several other guns. I've tried wedging it with a credit card and prying it with a thin bladed screwdriver but neither budged it. Anybody else had this problem? Any suggestions to get it off?
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:37 AM
Jolly Rogers Jolly Rogers is offline
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I had a very tight connection on the ambi safety SA installed on my Loaded 9MM. I took a set of feeler gauges apart and using two thin blades as shoe horns to protect the frame and safety flange, tapped successively thicker leaves between the first two. This served to separate the connection bit by bit and finally it came loose.
I have heard of using dental floss as a loop to yank the right side off. These methods are assuming the safety you are addressing has the thin lever captured by the notch in the right side grip stock. And that the grip stock is removed first.
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:26 PM
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What has worked for me in the past was to take a small hammer that has a rubber or plastic head, and lightly tap on the front edge of the right side half of the ambi safety's thumb ledge.

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Old 01-16-2020, 01:52 PM
kp321 kp321 is offline
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One of my most used tools is a 6" piece of 1/8" brass rod one end of which I have filed into a chisel edge. Being brass, I am able to use it to wedge stubborn ambi safeties apart with no damage to the frame finish.
It is also handy to depress safety and slide stop plungers during reassembly.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:47 PM
JamieC JamieC is offline
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Yup, REAL effort to get it apart. It's a 'tongue and groove' set up, two small screwdrivers, thin plastic between them and the frame, tap them in, rap on the other side, more tapping, more rapping, finally got it off. Did some filing to make it easier the next time.
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