If you really do want a new sear block, Midway and Brownells have 'em. It should be able to slide off easily. The right side thumb pad is thinner and gives users a true ambidextrous operation. Also look for the right side lever have a dovetail mount with the center main piece of the selector, and a flush mount head of the right side lever screw. Plus, it it matters, it is what Rob Leatham uses on his 1911s. It's purely a cosmetic thing for me. On reloading I just slingshot the slide, and if I have to manipulate the slide stop I use my left trigger finger.
This is another safety that is good for the money. Install the second lever or cap on the right side of the rifle and you are done. The last safety we'll be reviewing is the Les Baer Custom 1911 Ambidextrous Thumb Safety. This is likely your best choice if you happen to be one of those looking for a safety, but are on a budget. I would recommend to degrease the screw hole and screw threads before using medium strength blue Loctite threadlocker during installation. Here's a closer look at what will be installed. Ready to join countless others in supporting the cause we have here on 1911Addicts? How to Install an Ambidextrous Safety To ensure that the installation process of your ambidextrous safety is not challenging, consider this part as your guide on how you can install your safety with the greatest of ease.
The rest of the sear block components are the same. Next remove the grip taking care to pull the grip off slowly. Not only do your personal wants and needs come into play, but so do the other factors that play a role in making your final decision. This is a contoured safety with serrated thumb pads that have a slight downward angle which will allow your thumb to contact the pad in a natural sweeping motion. Material Most of your ambidextrous safeties will be made from some kind of steel.
My thumb-safety equipped block came with an ejector that actually stays on the block unless I take it off. I know, I know, not everyone likes them. This product has a carry profile lever at 0. If you are a lefty, I do recommend it as it was solid, it offers various lengths and textures for each switch, etc. The good news is that it will function just fine without the right side or the grip panel in place. I love spending my money at Bravo Company. If so, who makes one? For civilian use the decocker should only be being used in an administrative capacity anyway, so it's location doesn't typically matter.
I'll probably just go with a single sided safety. Now for the paranoia commercial: It's never a good idea to remove a manufacturer-supplied safety device. Have you looked at the Wilson bulletproof thumb safety? Second, it fits with a lot of 1911s. For some people the second part means an ambi release for some guns but not with others, based on hand size and shape. The slide stop accessibility only matters if you are using it as a slide release as well; train some form of the slingshot method or find one that you can reach easily.
If you go the 1911 route, get a Wilson high ride ambi safety and install that. Im not thrilled with having an ambi now that Ive used one they are the only guns that Ive had the safety bumped off while in the holster. The grip safety should come off as well. Conclusion Finding the best 1911 ambi-safety doesn't have to be difficult. On thinner receivers, the gap between the levers and receiver will vary, depending on the host receiver's thickness. If it doesn't go in easily, it means the sear is out of alignment. This safety has a unique, low profile design that is perfect for those who conceal carry their guns.