I think safeties on most guns are about as helpful as tits on a boar hog. The ONLY time use a safety is if I'm carrying a 1911 "cocked and locked", but . . . I know, I know, this goes against established doctrine and training -- I carry in condition two. I'm just comfortable thumbing the hammer back. I don't advise it, but I'm too old to worry about changing now. But back to safeties. I can't tell you the number of times I"ve had a customer NOT want to purchase a gun because it didn't have a frame safety. "It's not safe", they say, " it could go off by accident". How, pray tell, can, say, a S&W Bodyguard .380, with a trigger pull that only a stevedore could like and a travel distance equal to that between Houston and El Paso go off "by accident"? For "safety" concerns (meaning making the manufactuers safe from lawsuits) most small autos have long, heavy trigger pulls. (Give me a 1911, I'll sign the waiver). IMO, all a safety can do is confuse you when you need the gun in a hurry.