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Old January 5th, 2017, 12:46 PM   #1
 
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Removing Right Hand Safety on Mark IV

I didn't like the right hand safety (ambidex safety) lever on my new Mark IV. I had seen references to removing it and replacing it with "enclosed" washer. I finally found a small plastic bag in the cardboard "house" where the lock was living. In it was a small black washer. 3/32" allen wrench and the rt. grip came off, 1/16" allen wrench and the rt. lever came off. replaced washer with same screw, replaced rt. grip and voila, a left hand safety. Gun looks fine.



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Old January 6th, 2017, 01:10 AM   #2
 
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Great, I will do the same on mine when I get it. does it look odd with the space in the grip showing the screw and washer, haven't seen a picture of that combo as of yet.
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I don't think you'd ever notice it. Looks fine.
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Great, I will do the same on mine when I get it. does it look odd with the space in the grip showing the screw and washer, haven't seen a picture of that combo as of yet.
Good point. I had the same problem when I was looking for wood grips for my MKII. Most places were selling MKIII grips and advertising them as being for the MKII because the screw holes lined up. I couldn't stand the cutout for the MKIII mag release. It made the pistol look stupid IMO.

I finally found some nice MKII target grips made of Tiger Wood (without the cutout). It would be nice if someone offered MKIV grips without the right side safety cutout for people who want it removed. I'm afraid you would have to order them as "custom grips" at this point.
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Removing safety lever on Mk IV

Good job, Goldenpony! I've been debating with myself about doing what you did, but so far losing the argument because the lever doesn't bother me while shooting the pistol. WB
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I also removed mine, I found it to be annoying and it looks fine. Nice of Ruger to include the kit, they must have thought a lot of us would find it annoying.
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