I heard a guy say, "Safeties on guns are nothing but devices that are designed to get u Killed!" I was pretty taken aback at his statement. But, I didn't wanna get into a pissing match with him either. I myself am not a HUGE fan of manual safeties, but I recognize their significance on certain plaforms (i.e. 1911). I was more appalled by his ignorance.... Wow!!!