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I have an ambidextrous saftey on my taurus 1911. one side came out when i was cleaning it. the other sits tight. The side that came out was the side that is held in place with the spring tensioned pin. When I replace the safety(hammer back) I can get it to seat flush with the gun body and work in concert with the other side. Once fully assembled, I can work the one side out without too much difficulty(It wont fall out or anything like that). Taurus customer service claims it supposed to be able to do this. Is this true?:confused:
 

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I got to be honest. I didnt know Taurus even made a model 1911 until you posted it. Looks like a nice gun. I will say this about Taurus, they will stand behind the guns they sell you. I have had problems with them in past and they resolved the issue post haste. You might want to check with your local gunsmith if you dont feel completely satisfied with their answer. Let us know how she shoots.
 

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I have the PT1911. I only have 200 rounds through it, and I rarely use the safety. Alot of people that I know who have the gun just replace it with a Wilson Combat ambi safety. I put on Houge wrap-around grips (which restrict the use of the safety), so I dunno if mine will fall out or not.

Oh yes. First time I shot the gun it was outside and I went "Holy f*cking hell". It's a nice gun, but the ambi safety is a common problem.
 

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I have an ambidextrous saftey on my taurus 1911. one side came out when i was cleaning it. the other sits tight. The side that came out was the side that is held in place with the spring tensioned pin. When I replace the safety(hammer back) I can get it to seat flush with the gun body and work in concert with the other side. Once fully assembled, I can work the one side out without too much difficulty(It wont fall out or anything like that). Taurus customer service claims it supposed to be able to do this. Is this true?:confused:
I should not come off on a 1911 without taking the gun apart. I don't know if they are doing something odd with them at Taurus, but I don't use an ambi as they snag when I carry concealed. I'd try searching the net for something on it. To be honest, I don't see why they would do something so odd like that design wise. There is no reason for it.

This is normal:

http://www.brownells.com/Images/Products/621145002.jpg

And so is this:

http://www.brownells.com/Images/Products/206035010.jpg

And this:

http://www.alumagrips.com/img/ss_am_saf_001.jpg

Did you take it apart at all? Grips? Field strip? Etc?
 
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