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I'm looking for a thumb safety with the pad as low as possible. All the pics in the Brownell's catalog look about the same - the pad is mounted high. I remember Gunsite used to make a low model but I can't find one. Any suggestions or pointers would be appreciated.
 

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I think you will find the thumb safety you are looking for from Clark Custom Guns. They make a low thumb safety.
Check clarkcustomguns.com
 

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Greg Adams,

I called Clark's and they didn't know anything about the low mount safety. Gunsite no longer has the low mount safety. The person who owns the mold will not make anymore for gunsite.

If someone can come up with another supplier please let me know.

Mike
 

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I am also looking for a low mount thumb safety. Gunsite says they are looking into making another run of them and to check back in a couple of months. Any suggestions on who currently has them in stock?

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Just located a source for low mount thumb safeties.

Spec-Tech Industries
Telephone (866)773-2739 Mon-Thurs 9AM - 4 PM

Part #860-002. It is in stainless steel & costs $40.00.

If you want to visit their website, search Spec-Tech.

Best regards, Bill
 

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Les Baer sells one but it is not an ambi.

It is about 3/16 lower than your typical safety pad on most extended ones.

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They guy that owns the mold used to make the Gunsite low thumb needs to throw it a dumpster. The saftey height was perfect the product junk. I bought 6 of them while @ Gunsite a couple of years ago and just had my last one installed by my gunsmith a few weeks ago. Every time he saw me coming in with one he started to cry. He did however install and I paid the price $ wise. I to called Ted @ Gunsite for more was told all sold out and that they were considering production but I can assure you not from original mold . Ted says he's also one of the poor guy's that had to fit the old ones. So if they do make a run quality will be much better. I tried Brownells they had in old catalog and thought they just may have a few laying around, nothing there either. All that aside they put the thumb just where it needs to be @ least for me. So dispite all the BS getting it fitted and cleaned up and my pissing and moaning I would buy a dozen old ones if I could find them.
 

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Is this the part that you guys are talking about?



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A word of caution... Low thumb safetys may affect the fit of a holster. Specifically those IWB holsters that are fitted with formed sweat shields.

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AKM.. What brand is that .45? Fro mwhat I can see, you have had the Ed Brown Bobcat mod done, and the finish looks like ArmorTuff. Is that right?
 

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Rich, I like them because I shoot with thumb on top of saftey "high thumb". My father taught me to keep thumb on top many moons ago. Schools like Gunsite INSIST you shoot that way. For me it's a lot more natural "eaiser" with a lower saftey. Tony is correct some holster's with shirt guard, sweat shields present a problem on reholster. I use a Sparks Summer Special 2 and had to trim the shield a little and have restiched to insure full reholster 100% of the time. What happens is tip of saftey will hang up on shield and will keep weapon from seating last 1/2".
 

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Originally posted by shoepop:
Rich, I like them because I shoot with thumb on top of saftey "high thumb". My father taught me to keep thumb on top many moons ago. Schools like Gunsite INSIST you shoot that way. For me it's a lot more natural "eaiser" with a lower saftey.
Thumb on top is the only way in my book, but wouldn't the low safety also drop your grip lower from bore centerline? Higher grip, less flip..... The low safety setup looks to me like it defeats the purpose somewhat.....

Rich in VA
 

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Actually the low safety used with high thumb helps push the web of your hand up and keep your grip high. The leverage of your thumb pushing down raises area between thumb and fore finger. Put your outstreched thumb tip on the end of a table and push . The web will raise. Same happens with standard height safety so you loose nothing grip wise. High thumb is just a lot more comfortable with lower safety and I always get grip safety to disengage because my palm is at a better angle. With some 1911 design's with high safeties and poor designed or poorly fitted grip safeties I some times fail to get them depressed far enough to fire with a less than perfect hold in a speed situation which is unacceptable.
 
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