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Old 06-03-2011, 20:27   #1
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Ambi Safety Right Side non functional?

So I have RIA the ambi safety on the right side does not work. Its extremely lose fitting I don't know how I missed it but just noticed it tonight. I don't mind it not working I just wonder if it will cause issues down the road? I don't want the safety to foul up.

I did find this video on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9lcI-5k_hg

I watched it. I then tried following the directions where you push the safety up just a little to discount them. I tried following that and pushing them together things they might have just came a part. Will the right side safety popped off completely. I not really sure how I manged to pop the right side safety off.

If its not that big a deal then I plan to just shoot the gun if it is a big deal how hard is it to switch out to a non ambi safety? According to what I read online there some minor GS work needed?
Thanks guys not trying to be pain with all the questions over the past 2 days. Just for some reason everything seems to be falling a part around here.
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Old 06-03-2011, 20:35   #2
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So I have RIA the ambi safety on the right side does not work. Its extremely lose fitting I don't know how I missed it but just noticed it tonight. I don't mind it not working I just wonder if it will cause issues down the road? I don't want the safety to foul up.

I did find this video on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9lcI-5k_hg

I watched it. I then tried following the directions where you push the safety up just a little to discount them. I tried following that and pushing them together things they might have just came a part. Will the right side safety popped off completely. I not really sure how I manged to pop the right side safety off.

If its not that big a deal then I plan to just shoot the gun if it is a big deal how hard is it to switch out to a non ambi safety? According to what I read online there some minor GS work needed?
Thanks guys not trying to be pain with all the questions over the past 2 days. Just for some reason everything seems to be falling a part around here.
If the left side comes out, take the right grip off and the right side should fall out. I would not use the pistol if the ambi safety is not functioning. The right side fits into the left side and they both support each other. You need to figure out the issue before you fire the pistol.
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Old 06-03-2011, 20:51   #3
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First off, a loose fitting right side something that should be fix. Not something you can let slide and think it will be OK. How is it loose? When put together, does it move move than the left side? If so, it probably has a loose fitting tongue-and-grove fitting. You can correct that by peening the tongue so it will become thicker, so it will tightly fit into the grove.

And if you want to switch out the TS, a new one will need fitting. You'll need to carefully file off part of the lug for it to engage the sear feet correctly.
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Old 06-03-2011, 21:21   #4
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First off, a loose fitting right side something that should be fix. Not something you can let slide and think it will be OK. How is it loose? When put together, does it move move than the left side? If so, it probably has a loose fitting tongue-and-grove fitting. You can correct that by peening the tongue so it will become thicker, so it will tightly fit into the grove.

And if you want to switch out the TS, a new one will need fitting. You'll need to carefully file off part of the lug for it to engage the sear feet correctly.

if you hit the left side safety the right side goes up works fine. If you hit the right side safety the left side does not budge. Now if you put a little pressure on them and hit the right side they both work fine.
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Yup, loose fitting tongue and grove.

Take it apart, and peen the tongue by holding it so the tongue is vertical and then peen it a few times with a hammer. No need to pound heavy on it, just a few hits and check the fitting. If needed, repeat the peening.
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Old 06-03-2011, 22:21   #6
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Yup, loose fitting tongue and grove.

Take it apart, and peen the tongue by holding it so the tongue is vertical and then peen it a few times with a hammer. No need to pound heavy on it, just a few hits and check the fitting. If needed, repeat the peening.
possible I have the opposite I just removed the safety completely and I found the Male and female parts don't mate together. There way to tight here a picture of what I am talking about. my next question would be if they are way to tight do I sand down the male part or stretch the female part. Sorry about the terminology just what I was taught to call joint fittings like this.

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Old 06-04-2011, 05:31   #7
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Sand down the maie (aka tongue) side. Make sure you do it evenly on both sides as to not off set the pin, when both sides are together.

Get some diamond files and take only a few swipes on each side. Make sure it goes together snugly to avoid being too loose and then you're SOL.
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possible I have the opposite I just removed the safety completely and I found the Male and female parts don't mate together. There way to tight here a picture of what I am talking about. my next question would be if they are way to tight do I sand down the male part or stretch the female part. Sorry about the terminology just what I was taught to call joint fittings like this.

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That will cause that side to be too large and you'll have trouble of putting it back on the frame pin hole.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:09   #9
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Fixed a few swipes with a file and its snug tight both sides work great. Thanks for the help I really appreciate it. Hate to admit this but kinda glad this happened. I think I will feel a lot more comfortable now putting in a single sided safety later down the road. I guess I had it built up in my head that its extremely delicate. While you cant be bull in a china shop its not china either.
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Cool!!!

It's not china. Just harder to put metal back on than to take off.
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Old 06-04-2011, 15:07   #11
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Lots of 'fail' in this thread!

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Lots of 'fail' in this thread!

no need to troll everyone has to start some where. I am brand new to the 1911 platform I am learning thought. So I don't see why you needed to make that comment.
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Are you 'brand new' to the English language as well?
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no need to troll everyone has to start some where. I am brand new to the 1911 platform I am learning thought. So I don't see why you needed to make that comment.
PW a troll?
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Are you 'brand new' to the English language as well?
I've wondered that as well.
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I've wondered that as well.

I dont see where my question was that hard to read. I never even seen the PW guy in the 4months I been here. If he couldnt read my question np. Just skip over it no need to be nasty.
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I dont see where my question was that hard to read. I never even seen the PW guy in the 4months I been here. If he couldnt read my question np. Just skip over it no need to be nasty.
Here is PW's website, http://www.rogersprecision.com/
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I dont see where my question was that hard to read. I never even seen the PW guy in the 4months I been here. If he couldnt read my question np. Just skip over it no need to be nasty.
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Here is PW's website, http://www.rogersprecision.com/

That's fine he makes great looking guns but saying there is lots of fail in my thread was uncalled for in my humble opinion. Like I said before he could have just skipped over it.
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That's fine he makes great looking guns but saying there is lots of fail in my thread was uncalled for in my humble opinion. Like I said before he could have just skipped over it.
I was just saying he is anything but a troll.
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