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This may have already been covered, but my search came up negative. Is there an extended safety available . I can not disengage mine without releasing my grip. I need something I can reach without changing grip. It cost me a deer this year cause I couldnt get my safety off quick enough. However a 9pt and Bobcat didnt fare so well. :lol:
 

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Surely someone makes one, or others have complained about it. Im going to ask the Sig rep next time I see him at our range. That is my only complaint about the rifle.
 

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I installed the CAA ar-15 pistol grip on my rifle using the instructions found on this forum and found that to solve the problem. The CAA grip moves your hand significantly forward making it considerably easier to manipulate the safty.
 

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Smokewagonokc said:
This may have already been covered, but my search came up negative. Is there an extended safety available . I can not disengage mine without releasing my grip. I need something I can reach without changing grip. It cost me a deer this year cause I couldnt get my safety off quick enough. However a 9pt and Bobcat didnt fare so well. :lol:
+1 I've relieve a little spring tension to help, but it's not a good solution for the long term.
 

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Still havent been able to find one. Anyone else???? Guess im going to have to go to the machine shop and have one made. Cant believe someone hasnt come out with one by now. Sig has to know this is a problem.
 

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Maybe it's because I'm a musician and a mechanic and therefore MIGHT have stronger hands but I really don't see a problem with the safety. I just flip the safety down with my thumb and I'm good to go. I actually had to go to the safe, get my rifle and see what the griping was about because I've never thought the safety was an issue. BTW, I wear medium gloves so I don't have big hands either.
 

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2loud4u its not an issue of it being hard to manipulate. Its an issue of being able to reach it when the rifle is shouldered.
 

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Why do you have your firearm on safe when its shouldered anyway? If its shouldered wouldnt that mean that you are ready to fire?
 

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Smokewagonokc said:
2loud4u it's not an issue of it being hard to manipulate. It's an issue of being able to reach it when the rifle is shouldered.
Sorry, can't find fault with it shouldered either. Good, firm grip on the rifle, swing my thumb up, flick the safety down, good to go. I honestly do not see how you CAN'T reach it when it's shouldered. Maybe I have an abnormally long thumb but it sure doesn't look that way. I DO alter my grip to place it back on Safe but to go from Safe to Fire is just too easy to even consider it remotely being an issue. Oh and just so you'll know what I'm dealing with, I have an older 556 with the M4 style stock but changed out to a Magpul UBR and it's fully extended. The hand grip is stock though, so I don't have extra reach like some other's have said after changing out to a smaller grip.
 

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Your thumb must be huge, cause I can't even touch mine without releasing my grip. Neither can anyone else on our tactical unit.
 

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I guess that depends on what you mean by releasing your grip. I roll my thumb up so I guess I've "altered" my grip in that my thumb doesn't have a death grip on the rifle BUT I feel like I still have a firm hold on it.

As for huge thumb, if I did maybe the ladies would like me more. Hahaha
 

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The only way I can flip the safety off is rotate my thumb around the grip to the right and flip it down, then re-establish my thumb on the left side of the grip. It's not terrible, but definitely not ideal, I support a more ergonomic upgrade.

BTW ppl who can rotate the safety normally have to have huge hands or freakish long thumbs.
 

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The freakishly long thumb operating the safety. I had to support the rifle on something to get close to the correct grip but it is shouldered. I can actually operate it better when I have 2 hands on the rifle instead of one taking a picture.







 

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Wow, I really thought I'd get some kinda comment about my gargantuan thumb operating the safety from those who complained about the safety!
 
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