Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

1911 Smith

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by cbzdel, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    8
    I am in need of a new safety on my 1911. I have a Taurus 1911, hey dont knock it, I could afford it plus I think its shoots well. But I dont like the Ambi safety that came on it. I want to get some nice grips for it but this Ambi safety is really limiting me. So I need the help of a smith to install it, I will probably just get a Wilson combat or something similar.

    I am located near Tacoma, WA

    I tried to google seach gunsmith around Tacoma, but did not have very good luck. The one I did find, he wanted $150 installed. According to Taurus forums, this is an outrageous amount.

    Maybe an individual who can do it from their house on the side?
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,792
    Likes Received:
    597
    Are you sure he wanted $150 to take out the ambi safety and install a regular thumb safety or did he maybe think you wanted a new grip safety installed? $150 IS an outrageous amount for changing out an ambi safety for a regular one. It's also high for even a grip safety even though they sometimes require some fitting, but not AS outrageous.
     
  3. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,374
    Likes Received:
    797
    Check out Bruce Jackson at The Marksman, its in Puyallup
     
  4. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    2,166
    Likes Received:
    120
    if the grips are blocking the safety, and you own a drummel or other cutting tool, pop out the side safety that's the problem and cut it off as needed. Carefully !!. Crimson Trace grips have the same problem and they tell the same story, that's how I learned and did this on my Tuaras PT1911.
    Once cut or ground to the size you need, round edges with the grinder, or a file to statisfied with redius and look (Bobbed) and then use cold bluing to recolor cut edge. Reinstalled and put grips on. Should be just fine. Mine works with either side still and the CT grips works too.. sr
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2010
  5. benriquez19

    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dave at Southridge is great, he's pretty close too
     
  6. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    8
    Thanks for the tips guys. I didnt even think of The Marksman. I used to live just blocks away from there and have bought 4 guns from there I guess I just never realized there was a Smith on staff..

    Thanks!