Mike, We used to do this a lot in the old days, 1st the holster choice must give a solid grip from the weak hand, usually behind the strong hip. You don't want to be 2 fingering the thing out. A full grip on the pistol. Draw from behind the back of course and when the pistol is coming around ( careful not to point at any body parts ) towards the target, use either your weak index finger or your weak thumb to wipe the safety, small hands make it tough with the index, but the thumb wipe, means you don't have a full grip for a second, so keep the index finger out off the trigger until you have achieved a full grip again. Practice with an empty pistol with no ammo or mags around, until you get comfortable.Good luck.
I won't let it be too much of a can of worms, but Steve, since there are 1911's on just about every gun magazine in print, many are now offered with ambi safeties from the factory, from a slew of manufacturers. and as its your opinion, I'll take it as such.My full size 1911 S&W Gold Match, with thousands of rounds fired, and ambi safety installed by a gunsmith, has never, ever, been an issue.This of course is not my opinion, this is just a testimonial of fact. If I ever had an issue with it, I would have posted about it on this very forum.Good practice, drills, and utilizing weak hand drills are very important, but the ambi installed by one who knows WTF their doing, can benefit, not just left-handers.
I sincerely apologize for the mix up in names, Scott. My bad. Les Baer & Kimber, S&W, Para,STI, and a few others, provide factory ambi safeties on several models, and I'm sure they don't do this expecting some "sketchy performance", or a "reliability issue", that you opine they have. It is simply an addition and enhancement in components, and options especially to those that are left handed, or may not have the dexterity, or are in need of something that facilitates an option for weak hand drills.You posted:"JMB designed it a certain way and like full length guide rods, they have no place on a defense gun. "That's a relatively close minded vision. Look at golf clubs, look at hand tools, a myriad of other examples can apply. Technology has a way of creating better and better platforms and tools. That's the nature of the human condition. There were no 340yd drives in the 1920's. Now they are pretty consistent. The point is the safety is not changing the mechanism in which it is engaged, it merely allows it to be done from both sides.Nothing special, nothing fancy. Again, I apologize for mistyping your name, it won't happen again. Good shooting and Stay Safe as well.tw
I'm a righty, if I acquired a 1911 w/ambi safety, I would change it for a single extended, but that is personal preference.
If you do, I can always use another ambi safety.
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