Hi, this is my first post and thread after searching a good amount about this topic, so I hope this question hasn't been asked before.
I am extremely left handed, and have always wanted a 1911 of my own. However, I've noticed that pretty much every company only offers their 1911 pistols with the standard right handed external safety, until you get into the near-top of the product line and higher. My question is, does anyone know of any models (regardless of brand) that feature an ambidextrous safety for less than say...$800? (Please don't laugh! I really don't know!) I have read a bit on aftermarket installations, but there seems to be quite a stigma attached to them, so I'm far less than sure about that route.
Also, the problem of the slide release simply isn't a problem, and I don't think I've ever seen an 1911 with an ambi slide release. I've taught myself to be pretty good with slapping it down on almost any gun with my trigger finger (except for Sigs, they are the least lefty-friendly gun's I've ever seen).
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!