V7 Introduces Ultra-Light Weight 3-Gun/Sport Selectors

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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.

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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 GRAMS
CORE:
 – CONSTRUCTED FROM GRADE 5 HEAT TREATED, HARDENED TITANIUM
– COATED BLACK WITH ION BOND FINISH
LEVERS:
 – 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. 


Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Nicks87

    I like how wide the paddle is and light weight is right in my wheel house. I will be buying an ambi one for sure.

  • Ed

    I would also like to see a 90° ambi.

  • iksnilol

    How much does the regular selector weigh? I mean, how much are the weight savings?

    • Joshua

      A few grams. It’s really getting a little out of hand if you ask me.

      • iksnilol

        I don’t mind reducing weight but it has reached the point of diminishing returns. 50 USD to save a few grams is too much.

        • Cymond

          Well it’s cheap compared to other short-throw selectors. The Noveske STS is $40. The Battle Arms Development selector is even more.

    • thedonn007

      I was going to ask the same question as well. Just like with the Ti take down pins, there cannot be that much of a weight savings. Someone needs to make a Ti lower.

      • Phil Hsueh

        I think that the idea is to shave of weight little by little all over the place to get an overall weight savings. Sure, a lightweight takedown pin may not shave off much weight but combine that with a whole bunch of other lightweight components and you may actually notice the difference.

      • Cymond

        A Ti lower would be heavier than an aluminum lower. Ti has uses for strength, but Al is lighter.

        If you want a lighter lower without going to polymer, I think the Mag Tactical lower is the lightest on the market. It’s a magnesium alloy. There’s also the Balios aluminum lower from 2A Armament.

  • Phillip Cooper

    oh wow, 3 grams or so of weight saved.

    RI-dic-u-lous….

    • All the Raindrops

      51 dollars lol.

  • Giolli Joker

    The “off road motorcycle footpeg” look is cool.

  • LCON

    because your rifle is not perfect until it’s trigger pull weight is identical to the weapons weight minus a magazine of ammo

  • Iggy

    At this point with the whole weight saving obsession, I’m waiting for the vid where they just turn the gun around, remote fire it and send the rifle hurtling a hundred yards to hit the target.