Re: 1911 Thumb Safety
Is this a new gun? If it is new, I would oil it and use it for a while to see if it breaks in. A little stiff aint bad. It should have a good crisp break and hold fairly solid. I dont want mine flipping off if it brushes against something. At the same time, you shouldnt have to crank down on it to get it to move. snipping the spring slightly might help, but it wouldnt take much. If it needs it, I would advise taking very small bites. If you go too far you will need a new spring.
Unless it is hard to operate(meaning not just a little stiffer than you like) I would recommend just letting it wear and oiling it. If it is too hard to operate, you might trim the spring ever so slightly after making sure there are no other issues and cleaning and oiling.
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