Ambi safety "wiggle"

Ambi safety "wiggle"

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    Ambi safety "wiggle"

    My CDP safety has developed a "wiggle" when it's engaged. If I push on either of the paddles, the entire unit moves a bit towards the gun. It's loke whatever holds both sides of the safety together has backed out...or something.
    How hard is something like that to fix?

    Of COURSE it's my primary CCW piece. My Talon II doesn't fit in my carry rig 100%. IT's better than going "nekid" but not perfect so...help please
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    Most ambi's are just a male and female slip fitting and the right thumb piece is held on by the right side stock panel. To fix it permanently, you will need to replace it with one that uses the sear pin to hold the right side thumb pad.

    They look like this;
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    Get thee to a 'smith'...should be easily fixed...quickly!
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    You can temporarily fix them by squeezing the female prongs together, it won't last unfortunately.
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    "squeezing the female prongs together"

    Watch that sort of talk on the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    "squeezing the female prongs together"

    Watch that sort of talk on the forum.
    It does sound ... ahem ... a little pornographic, doesn't it?


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    Flimsy connection

    I also have a Kimber CDP that came with an ambi safety. I replaced it with a single side Brown safety, and noticed when I took the parts out that the connection between the left and right halves of the ambi looked pretty flimsy. It seemed to be a small tab on one side that fit into a small slot on the other side, and didn't appear strong enough to take a lot of "on/off" clicking without some wear and loosening. The parts were probably MIM (metal injection molding) and not as hard or dense as parts machined from cast or rolled steel.

    I was just as glad to replace the ambi safety with the Ed Brown aftermarket part. Here is how the gun looks now:


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    I have talked about problems with my Taurus ambi safety. What the heck is it with manufacturers? It can't be that big a deal to make an ambi that works and stays together.

    Maybe we "lefties" need to start a class action suit!

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