I like that mine has the safety as well. I can carry it cocked and locked if I want, or if I'm just carrying it around the house, it gives me added security that I'm not going to bump the trigger/get it caught on something and go off (although I always have it holstered, so it would be highly unlikely). It is fairly obvious visually if the safety is on. Also, if you do start to pull the trigger with it on (and in double action) it has almost no weight to it, but flipping it off is just a quick flip of the lever. I personally like the added security.