That was my original thought when I bought it. But as I shot it more and more I realized how much I hate safety's piled on top of safety's. I know they can all be deactivated. Bit for a small light gun, I went with the reliability of a dao revolver. But hell, they get food reviews and they are well made with a doubt so I see why they are popular pieces. I have I feeling that you, like many others will be served well by the lc9. Just wasn't for me.