Sure J.D., you are probably safe with no safety, but the average person is not. Any mod must have a risk/benefit analysis, so pointing out something that is obvious to you and I may be something the average person has not considered.
In one case, the person fell, and grabbed the gun as it was headed into the mud, the gun went off and he killed his brother who was in front of him. Prior to the fall, the safety was on and the gun was pointed in a safe direction.
Good Shooting, MarkCO
.40 S&W Club #1, 1911 Club #1067
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