Since you all are 1911 Addicts, I figure this is the best place for me to get some good feedback. This is my issue: All my carry guns have no safeties and are either DA only or Striker fired. My reasoning is simplicity and in the heat of an event, not to worry about anything else. I would *like* to carry a 1911, but the thing that is mentally hindering me are the safeties. Will I remember to click off the safety? I know this can be trained out. This next link helps sum up my fears: STORY HERE It is an actual defensive shooting situation. I was told not to read the responses as they are just blah and the forum is blah, but only the initial post. The story as this guy relays it, was very thought provoking to me. In the situation, the "audible" click of the safety turning off ruined a surprise and the grip safety hindered the effective use of his pistol for defensive purposes. Please note that I am NOT trying to discourage carrying a 1911. I just need feedback on how this fear shouldn't prevent ME from carrying one. I understand any given situation, the scenarios are vastly different. I'm just saying that if this person was carrying a Glock, things would have turned out differently. I appreciate your feedback and please note that I'm trying to work through how this shouldn't deter me from carrying a 1911.