Carrying 1911's with ambidextrous safety , any issues ?

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    My SA Loaded Champion came with an ambi safety. Never had it accidentally disengage nor have I had any other problems with it.

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    I've never had an ambi safety disengage itself.

    However, I have had a single-side safety disengage; I blame an improper holster.
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    Now you know that lack of a proper holster can be a PITA. I am glad you were not hurt worse

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    I have a Kimber Pro CDP with an ambi safety. I have noticed a couple of times that the safety has been accidently switched off while I was carrying. I'm looking to switch the safety out soon for this reason. For the record, I love the gun. It's a real tack driver.
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    I'm left handed,only problem I had was the safety rubbing holes in my shirt when I ride my bike,I just made a holster that covers the ambi safety and no more holes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    Now you know that lack of a proper holster can be a PITA. I am glad you were not hurt worse
    Not sure if you're responding to me, but the was no bang; just when I removed it at the end of the day, I noticed the safety was off. Both the grip safety and the safety between my ears prevented an unwanted discharge.

    But, yes...cheap nylon gun show holsters are not a good thing.
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    When I retired my old 1911 for my new TRP with an ambi-safety I was also concerned. That was three years ago and so far I find my concerns were unfounded.

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    Lefty with two 1911s, and holsters. Both are molded "on safe". Never a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTsnub View Post
    Lefty with two 1911s, and holsters. Both are molded "on safe". Never a problem.
    The holsters are modeled to protect the safety? Which brand are they?
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    I've had three Kimber CDP's, each had an ambi-safety, and I never had a problem with any safety. My holsters had a nice 'niche' for the inside safety so any possible nudge from the outside wouldn't do much.
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    I've had 1911's both ways and have never had a problem in over 20 years. Being right handed I prefer the single safety, but only because the ambi safety sometimes makes an unusual bump/bulge in my shirt.
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    I sometimes carry a electricians tool holster (Kline 5165). I frequently reposition for comfort. The up/down - back/forth movement will unlock the safety on a fillsize 1911 that is ambi.
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