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Posted: 2/19/2006 7:56:27 PM EDT
I understand that this is common, and it doesn't bother me much, but is there a way get rid of the wobble in ambi safeties?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 11:29:32 PM EDT
My Bushy ambi safety does not wobble. I'm not sure what you meen by wobble ?

does it twist or is it to small for the hole or what ?



Invisiblesoul
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 11:36:12 PM EDT
I guess you can say it twists. It is a DPMS ambi safety. I always thought this was common.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:04:05 AM EDT
Did not happen with my DPMS safety.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:24:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 4:24:48 AM EDT by DBAR]
Didn't happen with my DPMS either........ Good luck, I hope you get it worked out.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:00:12 AM EDT
I have a bushmaster lower and just picked up a ambi safety at the gun show

The guy I bought it from said it was a dpms safety, I thought they were all mil spec so I got it

When I tried to install it, the left side stuck out quite a bit even though I tightened the screw all the way.

Just wondering if this was normal

Thanks
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:37:15 AM EDT
I have two Stag Arms ambi selectors on two of my carbines and they don't wobble.

I would guess that the grooves of your selector might be too big/ deep and the detent pin could not exert enough force to hold it tight.

You could try another same brand or a different brand selector.




Originally Posted By blass:

When I tried to install it, the left side stuck out quite a bit even though I tightened the screw all the way.

Just wondering if this was normal


It should not stick out quite a bit, it should be the same or close to the original selector.

There is probably a difference in the dimension with your original and ambi selectors.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:57:28 AM EDT
I agree with Alpha-Romeo3. Sounds like a safety selector detent/safety selector detent spring related issue if you mean it wobbles from safe to fire.

Can you post a picture so we can see what it looks like?

CSP
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:14:24 AM EDT
My DPMS ambi-safety in my DPMS fits perfect.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:31:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 8:31:44 AM EDT by NDT3]
Two DPMS ambi safties here and no wobble.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:51:12 AM EDT
Here are the pictures of my safety that seems to be a little wide

Right side


Left side
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:57:10 AM EDT
I have a DPMS ambi safety in my Colt 6721 and it does not wobble.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 10:48:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By blass:
Here are the pictures of my safety that seems to be a little wide

Right side
www.parkcitiestech.com/blass/right.JPG

Left side
www.parkcitiestech.com/blass/left.JPG


Your left side looks fine but your right side, wow, that's a really big gap.

It seems from your photo that your right side lever is not all the way into the selector shaft.

There usually is a groove in the shaft facing the lever detail, make sure it goes in all the way, you might have to remove it from the lower first and experiment with it.

Sometimes there is a tolerance stack between the length of the selector and the width of the lower receiver and it would either be too tight or too much gap.

If you don't want to rework your selector, you could try other brands that might work better.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 11:47:23 AM EDT
I'm just going to try another brand, it works fine though
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 1:29:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 1:33:16 PM EDT by shamayim]

Originally Posted By Alpha-Romeo3:

Originally Posted By blass:
Here are the pictures of my safety that seems to be a little wide

Right side
www.parkcitiestech.com/blass/right.JPG

Left side
www.parkcitiestech.com/blass/left.JPG


Your left side looks fine but your right side, wow, that's a really big gap.



Yup. and I had the same gap---only wider.

Had to rework the tenon on the thumbpiece, and take off both some thickness and some width to get it to fit properly. Not a hard job but just another example of DPMS's really crappy quality control.

They just don't seem to care about sending their product out being right the first time. Sure, some of it comes in perfect, and some doesn't. The guys who get the perfect pieces get on this site and say "Hey, I love DPMS, 'cause the XYZ I got tfrom them is great." Those of us who have gotten what would have been rejects from a top line maker get on this site and spread the word.

Sure I'll buy DPMS stuff again----if it's at a dealer or show, and I can see what I'm buying. Mail order DPMS anything? Hell, no.
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