The 1911 is perfect for lefties with an ambi safety. I like the mag release button where it is. I'm actually training myself to hand rack the slide after a reload from slide-lock to get out of the habit of using the slide STOP (not release) to drop the slide. When I shoot Sigs or GLocks I can't use the slide stop and end up fumbling. With the hand rack it is as universal as you can get (hmmm, methinks someone can come up with a good joke on that last line. I find the Kimber mag release button to be a little stiff vs the one on my COlt, but maybe it is just new. Later.