Ambi Mag Release On a 1911?

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    Ambi Mag Release On a 1911?

    Does any of the 1911 shooters in the group know anything about the C&S ambi-mag catch? Being a lefty I'm always looking into something to my the 1911 more left friendly. I don't know exactly how the mag release works on a 1911, but it seems to be that it pushes the catch out of the way, allowing the mag to fall free. I don't see how that function can be moved to the other side of the gun.
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    I'm a lefty and i wouldn't bother with it

    holsters would be a problem .. i just release the mag with my middle finger never caused a problem

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    Try it, I often use a cross draw holster and do not have a problem.

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    Same as Bud, just use my middle finger.
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    Wasn't aware C&S is offering one, but Smith & Alexander has made one for years. I had one on a custom Delta Elite (already purchased built with it installed by the previous owner, not my specs). The S&A version does not reverse the mag release; it has a spring-loaded button on both sides and both sides function. It is quite an expensive unit, alomost $100.00 if i recall. It was a valid concern at first, but I never had a problem with it popping the mag in a holster.
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    I make sure my mag release works as easily as possible-polish off burrs or casting lines everywhere and mirror polish if I can, use good gun lube on it, and my trigger finger. Can't imagine using my thumb, that would be...weird.
    Don't know how you right handed guys do it.... ; )
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