safety problem on my 1911

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    safety problem on my 1911

    I carry my kimber 1911 in a supertuck deluxe and I have problems with the safety disengaging somehow. Because of this problem I don't keep a round in the chamber until I can find a solution. Has anyone had problems with the safety disengaging and, if so, has anyone found a solution? Thanks for your help!

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    If you have an ambi-safety, you may want to convert to non-ambi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocGlock View Post
    If you have an ambi-safety, you may want to convert to non-ambi.
    It's a non-ambi safety, and I'm left handed. I'm not sure if this info will help.

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    Very slightly deepen the little dimple in the thumb safety that the plunger snicks into and replace the little plunger tube spring. It's a simple fix. A local smith can do it if you don't feel up to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brian l View Post
    It's a non-ambi safety, and I'm left handed. I'm not sure if this info will help.
    Is the gun a left handed gun or is the safety on the outside when you carry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Very slightly deepen the little dimple in the thumb safety that the plunger snicks into and replace the little plunger tube spring. It's a simple fix. A local smith can do it if you don't feel up to it.

    Good advice I think. More positive engagement of the safety. I know exactly what he's talking about.

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    You could be accidentally swiping the safety off if the safety is on the outside. I wouldn't be too concerned carrying with one in the chamber and the safety off, you still have the grip safety keeping the gun from firing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksholder View Post
    Is the gun a left handed gun or is the safety on the outside when you carry?
    The gun is a right handed gun, and the safety is on the outside when carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian l View Post
    The gun is a right handed gun, and the safety is on the outside when carrying.
    Because he's left handed! Think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotCBOB View Post
    You could be accidentally swiping the safety off if the safety is on the outside. I wouldn't be too concerned carrying with one in the chamber and the safety off, you still have the grip safety keeping the gun from firing.
    Are you kidding? That merits repeating. ARE YOU KIDDING?!!

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    I have cut a slot in to my holster's for the safety to ride in they will not move , there should be a mark where the safety sets outline and remove the leather and the safety will stay in place . This has worked for me for many years. When checking your safety place your thumb between the hammer and the slide and check that the safety is all the way up. a good holster should cover the trigger guard .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rock.45 View Post
    I have cut a slot in to my holster's for the safety to ride in they will not move , there should be a mark where the safety sets outline and remove the leather and the safety will stay in place . This has worked for me for many years. When checking your safety place your thumb between the hammer and the slide and check that the safety is all the way up. a good holster should cover the trigger guard .
    I do understand what you are suggesting, but his safety is not against the holster.
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    All of my holsters are high rise between the gun and my side. a thumb brake holster or a D .M. Bullard Holster which is a thick leather holster that the safety will make a impression in the leather and stay. B.M. Bullard is my favorite holster I wear it all day every day , full size Colt Combat Commander .

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    A properly installed thumb safety will engage and disengage in a very positive manner and usually with a distinct click. It actually requires a minor amount of force to operate it. If yours is not snapping in and out of engagement, it may not be properly installed. If I'm correct, nearly all Kimbers are equipted with an extended safety. Combine this with being a lefty and the safety is over exposed. My recommendation is to switch to the old style safety that doesn't protrude as much and is less likely to disengage.
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