Personally I think there are way to many safety features on handguns today. The Glock and M&P dont have any but the trigger. The XD that I handled had a grip safety..thats OK as I carry a 1911 but I have been known to pin the grip safety on it..Anything that might impede the draw and shoot to me is just another fine motor skill that will go away with the adrenaline pump when it comes crunch time. As I've said before even the thumb safety on the 1911 can be forgotten. The biggest safety factor is between the ears and you still have to use the bang finger for it go off. Why doesnt anyone complain about revolvers?? Because they are for the most part double action?? they have no safety, just the trigger. Everyone is afraid of the semi-auto and lack of safety features but I've handled semi auto's that had more trigger pull than a revolver.