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no the STI has the lever that goes under the Grips too..

Why are you having probs finding ambi grips they are pretty easy to find
 

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You can eliminate the right side but you have to eliminate the left side also and get a single side grip safety to replace the ambi. I don't use ambi's as I am right handed and don't need them.

What kind of grips are you getting? If you are getting wood it's pretty simple to cut out the indentation for the ambi lever.

There are some that do not have the lever, but I forget what brand.
 

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Kings Doesnt have the lever nor do the Kimber they use a sear or hammer pin i dont remember which it is off top of head
 

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Kings was what I was thinking about.
 

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I want to get Crimson Trace ones .. but if i dont get those due to price .. I'm just going to get wood grips which isnt a problem just a little mod and they will work right
 

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you either replace it with a single side only or trim the off side lever to work
 

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I trimmed this safety paddle to accommodate the Crimson Trace grips on my Grand Raptor II. If your safety doesn't need the grip panel to hold it in place, this may work for you.

 

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Thank you guys for all your imput....Now would I need to have a Gunsmith do the work of just converting to one thumb safety or is it something a complete newbie to modifying guns be able to do...
 

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Fitting the thumb safety is not that hard to do, but it is very easy to take too much off where it will be ruined. The best recommendaiton I can give is just do one swipe with the file and try it to keep from taking too much off. Be patient.

This is from brazos custom website and it's for an ambi, but this part of the info is the same:

Notice that the stud on the left side of the safety has excess material for fitting. This must be adjusted so that the safety can be inserted in the gun yet still block the sear from any motion when the safety is engaged. If you place the left side of the safety partially in the gun, you will see where the material needs to be removed. You want to remove enough material so that the safety can be inserted but so that it still makes full contact with the sear when in the up position. Check the photos for the angle and approximate amount of material to be removed. It is important to try to match the angle of engagement with the leg of the sear. This will give you a solid lockup with the sear and prevent it from moving. Go slowly and keep trying the fit in the gun. Once you can just barely get the safety to go in move it up and down. This movement will likely be stiff as the safety will be rubbing the sear. It should leave a mark on the safety lock stud. Remove a little material where the safety is marked and try again. You should eventually get to the point where the safety engages with just a little resistance – this is good.
This pic shows where you file.

 

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You can do it if you take your time as said above its very easy to mess it up
 

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instead of changing your safety why don't you buy grips that fit? raasco grips have a selection just for the taurus ambi safety guns, i'm sure others do also. they have a nice selection and good prices. for what its worth.
 
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