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Old 05-21-2016, 11:19 AM
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Any Reason a Kimber Ambi Safety wouldn't work on a Colt? Should I go with another brand? TIA
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:53 PM
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New in box part, right? With the possibility a little filing (or a lot in some cases) may be required. A used part might require the lug to be welded and filed down to fit.

Other brands, Wilson Combat Bulletproof is top notch. EGW, Harrison Design and many others. I have had good luck with both Ed Brown and Fusion parts, too.
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Old 05-21-2016, 01:32 PM
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New in box part, right? With the possibility a little filing (or a lot in some cases) may be required. A used part might require the lug to be welded and filed down to fit.

Other brands, Wilson Combat Bulletproof is top notch. EGW, Harrison Design and many others. I have had good luck with both Ed Brown and Fusion parts, too.
Thanks Gator, Yes it would be a new part. I'm looking at buying a Commander and will need to add an ambi since I'm a lefty. Noticed Kimber offered one that doesn't have the arm so no need to change grips.
Still shopping around, so thought I'd ask in case I needed to buy grips as well.

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Old 05-21-2016, 02:23 PM
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Thanks Gator, Yes it would be a new part. I'm looking at buying a Commander and will need to add an ambi since I'm a lefty. Noticed Kimber offered one that doesn't have the arm so no need to change grips.
Still shopping around, so thought I'd ask in case I needed to buy grips as well.

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You still may have to provide some "relief" on the rear upper corner of the grip. But, if you can fit a safety, you can sand a bit off the back of the grip.

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Old 05-21-2016, 03:17 PM
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Any Reason a Kimber Ambi Safety wouldn't work on a Colt? Should I go with another brand? TIA
It should work. I just put a Kimber ambi safety on my Remington R1. That's the reason I bought the Kimber safety so I don't have to buy new grips to accommodate that ear that sticks out.

I also bought that 10-8 armourers block to fit the safety in so you can file it square

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Old 05-21-2016, 04:50 PM
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Buy new grips? It's about a 5 minute job with a chisel and or an Xacto knife.
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:05 PM
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Buy new grips? It's about a 5 minute job with a chisel and or an Xacto knife.
Lol. Unless you can make it look factory. Hell while your at it why don't you use channellocks and a hammer.

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Old 05-22-2016, 02:28 AM
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The Kimber safety will work and is pinned, meaning it doesn't have the tab that goes under the grip and they are MIM. EGW and Wilson also make pinned safety's, they are much nicer but cost quite a bit more but are made from solid steel.
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