Originally Posted by robocop10mm
Why on Earth would you "have" to carry it with an empty chamber? The gun is PERFECTLY safe with a round in the chamber.
The safety is a solution looking for a problem. The feature was probably added to meet some stupid Kali reg.
I think the feature was actually added just because customers asked for it. Not sure though.
OP, considering your options... Especially if it's brand new, take it back and see if they'll allow you to trade it. If you bought it used, see if you can trade it in on a new one with the safety. Hope you got it for a good price if it's used, thereby negating some of the loss you'd take if you trade it in on a new one with safety.
DON'T go cutting on your slide if you're not an experienced gunsmith or have some other experience in precision metal working, or unless you're just willing to take a loss. What's easy for some is like building a nuclear reactor for others.