Left Handed Slide Release on a 1911???

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by ethan, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. ethan

    ethan New Member

    I'm in the market for a new carry pistol, currently its my XD9 4inch, but i'm seriously smitten on 1911's, problem is, i'm a southpaw, my question is, is/would it be possible to have a left handed slide release installed/cut into the gun? Any southpaw 1911 shooters out there, is it worth it?? I know I can get an ambi-safety, but even a right handed safety isnt a big deal to manipulate but i'm more interested in the slide release, when I reload I tend to rack the slide anyway, just feels better but it would be nice to have the option? any input would be awesome here

  2. Bullseye Shooter

    Bullseye Shooter Active Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    Texas Panhandle
    Not worth the trouble. It's not only the cut for the slide release but the interaction with the detent on the left side.

    There was a mfg out there who made an entirely left-hand 1911A1. One of the guys I shoot Bullseye with has one. The problem is, EVERYTHING is left handed so gettting parts can be a real pain; grips, safety, extractor, etc. I believe they only made around 200 of them. He's sort of happy with it, but realizes for Bullseye, a right hand pistol would have worked just fine.
  3. ethan

    ethan New Member

    hey, i'll take anything you got, i am by NO MEANS an armorer, i'm completely open to suggestions
  4. ethan

    ethan New Member

    yeah, i mean, the science of it sounds right but the actual mechanics of making it is what i'm debating, i'm gonna shoot an email to a buddy of mine who is friends with Virgil Tripp, see what he says, i appreciate the input

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