Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety Selector

This is a pretty clever new take on the AR-15 safety selector. The Battle Arms Development, Inc. Ambi Safety Selector is an ambi selector that allows the user to choose between several different sizes and shapes of selector lever on both sides of the rifle.

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There are good reasons to have an ambi selector even if you are a right handed. For instance, you may have to switch to your weak side in order to clear a corner or you may lose full or partial use of your strong hand. The nice thing about this lever is that you could put a short or slim lever on the side that you do not typically use so that it is out of your way or you could put a larger lever on your weak side to make it easier for your weak hand to manipulate.

If I were to install one of these, I would give the screws a good dose of Loc-Tite and I would suggest that you do as well. Screws always make me nervous and they certainly could be a downside to gear like this. Shooters should always weigh the pros and cons carefully if they ever choose to replace a simple part with a more complicated one.


4 Responses to Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety Selector

  1. Roger Wang June 8, 2010 at 23:08 #

    Hi there,
    Thank you for your mention of our selector.

    We do indeed strongly recommend the use of thread locker, the Torx screws we use for our selector are specifically chosen for this express purpose, it allows the user to properly torque it down, AND unscrew it after thread locker has set in, without striping the screw head. With an Allen screw, the Allen head tends to get striped very easily, forcing the user to drill the screw out.

    In development is the CASS version (Combat Ambidextrous Safety Selector), where the selector axis and a standard left side lever are machine as one piece, the right side is the only detachable lever. This cuts down on configuration options somewhat, this is being developed for our police/military customers.

    Again, thank you for the review 🙂

    Roger Wang
    VP, Battle Arms Development

    • matthewdanger June 10, 2010 at 16:29 #


      Thank you for dropping by to talk about the selector. I appreciate people like you who continue to innovate the AR-15 platform.

      The new version sounds like just what the doctor ordered for those who appreciate simpler items with fewer parts.

      Please feel free to contact me when the new version is out and I will mention it.



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