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I found a great deal on a like new pair of Crimson Trace Officer Grips LG-404 for my Ultra Raptor. The web site says for Kimber 1911's with ambi-safety to "see a gunsmith"

How hard is it to remove the ambi on a Kimber?
I've been thinking about a Wilson Extended Thumb Safety.
Is this a drop in part or dose it take a lot of fitting?

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Most likely, it is a legal thing. Kimber is probably wanting a bonafide gunsmith to do the work for legal reasons.
 

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Most of the time it will be a drop in replacement, then again maybe not, just depends. Also depeends on which safety is on your Kimber as to how far you need to tear the gun down. If it's a pinned safety then you need to also change the sear pin. If not then you won't need to mess with the sear and disconnector. To tell the difference between the two safeties look at the right side safety lever. If it extends under the grip panel than it's not pinned, if it don't then it's pinned and you'll need to change the pin out. I'm assuming that your doing away with the ambi safety. I have a non ambi Kimber safety from one of my guns in my part box (I'm left handed and need the ambi) that I would be willing to work a trade on for that ambi your taking out and it should drop right in your Kimber with no problem. BTW it's stainless.
 

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I got CT grips for my Kimber Pro CDP a little over a year ago and had a local gunsmith change out the stock ambi safety for the shortened right side safety I got from Kimber. The new safety was around $20.00 and the gunsmith charged me $25.00 for the install. I felt like it was well worth the money to have it done professionally in case I ever have any issues with the gun.

By the way, my CT grips are the black/carbon fiber style and they really look awesome on my Pro CDP!!
 

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I got CT grips for my Kimber Pro CDP a little over a year ago and had a local gunsmith change out the stock ambi safety for the shortened right side safety I got from Kimber. The new safety was around $20.00 and the gunsmith charged me $25.00 for the install. I felt like it was well worth the money to have it done professionally in case I ever have any issues with the gun.

By the way, my CT grips are the black/carbon fiber style and they really look awesome on my Pro CDP!!
I have the very same pistol with the same grips and really love it. I gave it to a smith and he ground the ambi safety to clear the grips. It works and the ambi feature works but it looks kind of tacky to me. I also paid him about what it cost you. Next time I'll use a better smith. The metal is blued where it got heated while being ground. Hell, I could have done it that way!
 

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Thanks for the responses guys!

After digging around awhile I found the easiest fix.
It was right under my nose the whole time.
The Kimber store has the bobbed ambi side for $21. Kimber Store

Thanks for the link QKShooter... bookmarked for future reference!
 
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