After receiving the V Seven Weapon Systems hybrid ambi safety selector for review, I immediately noticed how nicely machined it was. V Seven is an AR parts manufacturer that makes high quality parts for AR-15 and AR-10 style rifles. They also make lightweight parts using titanium and aluminum, or a combination of these, like in the Hybrid 3 gun sport selector. This safety selector is not your run of the mill Ambi safety selector.
The V Seven Hybrid safety possibly gets its name because it uses a titanium core (The part that goes through the receiver) and aluminum levers. Or it could be because one can change the amount of throw the safety moves. In this case one can choose to run the safety in a 57 degree throw, or the normal 90 degree throw. I found the 57 degree throw to be quicker and easier than having to rotate it 90 degrees. To convert between the two options, one must first remove the pistol grip as this holds the detent and spring for the safety. Then one of the levers needs to be removed off of the core. This is done using a #10 torx driver. After removing one of the levers you can remove the safety from the receiver. Once this is done, you can swap the core around to get the desired throw amount. If you don't think you can swap the safety yourself, I am sure your local gunsmith would do it for a small fee. After installing the safety, don't forget to safety check it for function.
As mentioned before, this is a hybrid safety. The inner core is made from titanium and has a black ion bond coating on it. The levers are made from hard anodized 7075 T6 aluminum. Speaking of the levers, the left side one is standard length, or maybe a hair longer, while the right side is a shorter than normal lever. These levers are wider than standard and have a texture that resembles a mountain bike or motocross peddle. It has sharp points on the inside and outside while being machined out in the middle. This gives a very noticeable feel to the lever. I was actually still able to feel the safety with gloved hands. However, this sharp texture may be too much without gloves, so you may want to toughen up that thumb. The safety has great feel to it when rotating it off and on. The detent is extremely well machined with zero slop when engaged.
If you are looking for an upgrade to your stock safety lever, this is a great option. Or if you are trying to lighten up your AR, this might be a good option also as it weighed in at 0.30 ounces on my scale and V seven states it weighs 9.77 grams (0.345 ounces). I am very pleased with the V Seven hybrid ambi safety. It is a great product at an affordable price.
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame: Convertible ambidextrous safety for AR style rifles. Converts between 57 and 90 degrees.
Target Market: As mentioned in the product name, 3-gun. But also anyone looking to upgrade to an ambidextrous safety for their AR.
FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):
- Convertible between 57 and 90 degree throws
- Corrosion resistant
- Lifetime warranty
- Made in U.S.A.
- Comes with safety detent and spring
What other aesthetic options or finishes are available? None, just basic black.
What others are saying?:
Kelly on Vertexops.com 5/5 stars
I can't say enough good things about this safety it works very smooth and clean movement and the lightest one i have found. I will be putting one of these on every build i do.
Johnny Review on Northwestfirearms.com 5/5 stars
There are very few AR manufactures that I have tried that I could recommend and give a 5 out of 5 stars to, but V-Seven Weapon Systems is certainly one of them. V-Seven is the common cure for the AR without a doubt.
MSRP = $63.00 @ V Seven
Retail = $61.11 @ Vertexops
Our Rating: 9.0 Amazing
- Convertible between 57 and 90 degrees
- Solid feel
- Wider than normal levers
- Beautiful machining
- Sharp feel
- No included torx wrench
Chad’s Favorite Link: Oregon Firearms Federation