This is a precision made Stainless Steel safety. Designed for use on any 1911 and 2011 pistol with some minor fitting.
We do recommend that these be fitted by an authorised gunsmith, especially for competitive pistols.
Designed to offer a wider and longer than standard paddle on left side of the pistol (right-hand thumb), with a smaller, yet still sizeable paddle on the right side, for those left-handed stages we all love so much! The total side to side width of the assembled Safeties are designed to be just narrow enough to fit the requirements of the IPSC Standard Division Box.
The extended Safety paddle on the left side rests on top of the plunger tube, preventing excessive pressure and strain on the pin. The shields are well spaced away from the slide to avoid any contact or rub marks, which are common with other shielded Safeties.
The large shields on both sides, ensure that you will not make contact with the slide, a known cause of malfunctions, especially in the heat of competition, when one’s grip tends to shift and sometimes tighten. (if you find yourself suffering from more malfunctions in matches than you have in practice – slide contact may well be the culprit).
Please take note of the following safety recommendations:
- Safeties should only be installed and fitted by a qualified gunsmith
- These are not “drop in” parts! Light fitting is to be expected in most cases
- Always be sure to first thoroughly test the function of your Safeties with an unloaded firearm