Reversing a Safety

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Reversing a Safety

Postby waterfowler82 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 1:33 pm

Hello everybody, my name is Justen and I am a cross-dominant shooter...
Well, ambidextrous shooter is probably more accurate. My left eye is my dominant eye, but I shoot both right and left handed. Both of my shotguns (20 ga Rem 870 and a Generic-o JC Higgins 12 ga) are Right handed pumps which I can shoot left handed, but would like to reverse the saftey so that they are better set up for shooting lefty. Have any of you guys ever heard of such a thing or have any suggestion to help me out (other than 'buy a RH'd gun...')?
Thanks in advance for all of your help,
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Postby Admin2 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:56 pm

I recomend that you check with a skilled gunsmith to see if it is possible. Each gun is differently made and if it can be modified.


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Postby lumberjack » Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:54 am

On the 870, it cannot be reversed. You can however buy a new trigger assembly with the safety on the other side. The other option is to have it drilled out and then switched over (not recommended).
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Postby waterfowler82 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:15 pm

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I may give a gunsmith a call and see what he can do for me. I am sure that the trigger assembly isn't a cheap accessory, but it would sure be better than reaching around the gun to disengage the safety.
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