Being a fan of the “race to the bottom” that manufacturers are taking in regards to weight, it pleases me to see V7’s introduction of a dedicated sport-set of lightweight safety/selectors. Like most V7 products, the selectors make solid use of titanium and machined billet aluminum.
The right-hand only comes in at 8.6 grams and the ambidextrous a paltry 10.5 grams. Options include a 57-degree throw (both right and ambi) and a 90-degree throw for right-hand only. (Personal thought: Nuts! They were just about perfect, I would like to see the 90-degree for the ambi).
Either style clocks in at a reasonable $51, but the ambidextrous are currently sold out.
Specs, courtesy of V7:
– FEATURING A 57° OR 90° RIGHT HAND LEVER THROW (SELECT OPTION)– AMBI AVAILABLE IN A 57° LEVER THROW– COMPATIBLE WITH BOTH AR-15 & AR-10 STYLE RIFLES (SEMI-AUTO)– CORROSION RESISTANT LEVER & CORE– INCLUDES 4/40×1/4 TORX SOCKET HEAD SCREW, MIL-SPEC SAFETY DETENT & SPRING.– 100% LIFETIME WARRANTY– MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA– RIGHT HAND STYLE WEIGHS APPROX 8.4 GRAMS– AMBI STYLE WEIGHS APPROX 10.5 GRAMSCORE:– CONSTRUCTED FROM GRADE 5 HEAT TREATED, HARDENED TITANIUM– COATED BLACK WITH ION BOND FINISHLEVERS:– CONSTRUCTED FROM 7075 T6 ALUMINUM– TYPE III HARDCOAT ANODIZED– RIGHT HAND SELECTOR COMES ASSEMBLED, TIGHTENED TO 20 INCH POUNDS & SECURED W/ BLUE LOCTITE.
– AMBI LEVERS COME LOOSELY ASSEMBLED. WE RECOMMEND CUSTOMER TO DEGREASE CORE AND SCREW THREADS AND ASSEMBLE WITH BLUE LOCTITE APPLIED TO SCREW THREADS. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE SELECTOR SCREWS!!SCREWS SHOULD BE TIGHTENED TO 20 INCH POUNDS MAXIMUM.