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I have shmedium/small hands. I never have problems getting a solid grip, but I do reaching the trigger shoe. On my last 2011 limited gun I did my best to mitigate this by using a short flat shoe and reducing the grip. By the time I reduced the corners of the grip to my preference a 2nd time I was experiencing mags not wanting to drop free (even with no grip pressure). I'm working on getting my new to me 2011 open gun fit to my hands. I've found that by rotating my right hand slightly I can get the entire pad of my trigger finger on the shoe and still keep the web of my hand high in the beavertail for a solid grip. The down side is doing this rotates my thumb to an odd spot on the thumb safety, not fully on, not fully off.

 

I was thinking about alternative TS options and found these 2. Anyone have experience/opinions with either?

 

http://www.egwguns.com/frame-parts/egw-lower-paddle-safety-ss/

 

https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/extreme-service-thumb-safety

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The EGW one is fine  I like Harrison Custom stuff, but you have to work harder to fit them and finish them.

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23 minutes ago, zzt said:

The EGW one is fine  I like Harrison Custom stuff, but you have to work harder to fit them and finish them.

EGW is always top quality. I feel like the wider pad would be more comfortable for me too. I have a set of SVI extra wide safeties, but they angle my thumb too high.

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On 4/12/2019 at 2:08 PM, bigboy69 said:

Here is the EGW lowered thumb safety.  I really like it and have been using it the last 3 years.

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Thanks for the pic! It was hard trying to find a pic of it installed on a gun. The 2nd would for sure be too low for me and interfere with my support hand.  If I can sell my old SVI safeties I'm going to order the EGW in stainless.

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6 minutes ago, ezra650 said:

Thanks for the pic! It was hard trying to find a pic of it installed on a gun. The 2nd would for sure be too low for me and interfere with my support hand.  If I can sell my old SVI safeties I'm going to order the EGW in stainless.

 

EGW doesn't make a lowered in an ambi safety, only a single.

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I wish they did, or at least a lowered left side for their ambi.

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2 hours ago, bigboy69 said:

 

EGW doesn't make a lowered in an ambi safety, only a single.

That's fine. It still fits a 2011 right? Or is the pin too short to use by itself?

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3 hours ago, ezra650 said:

That's fine. It still fits a 2011 right? Or is the pin too short to use by itself?

 

No, it works, it's made for it

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Just now, bigboy69 said:

 

No, it works, it's made for it

Thats what I was thinking, but you had me worried for a sec lol. I actually find I prefer single sided safeties. It makes weak hand shooting easier for me.

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Just now, ezra650 said:

Thats what I was thinking, but you had me worried for a sec lol. I actually find I prefer single sided safeties. It makes weak hand shooting easier for me.

The only reason a thumb safety would be short is if you would try to use 1/2 of an ambi setup.

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4 minutes ago, bigboy69 said:

The only reason a thumb safety would be short is if you would try to use 1/2 of an ambi setup.

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Right. I was just being paranoid. Looking forward to ordering mine!

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On 4/11/2019 at 2:48 PM, zzt said:

The EGW one is fine  I like Harrison Custom stuff, but you have to work harder to fit them and finish them.

 

On 4/15/2019 at 3:07 PM, bigboy69 said:

 

No, it works, it's made for it

The EGW safety will be here Saturday! Excited to fit and see how I like it, will post pics.

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