This thing has no safety at all except for the trigger, there is no safety lever on the side of the gun. My thoughts were, at time of purchase if I'm ever in a life or death situation and my brain is frozen I want as little to think about and as little motion to get the gun on target and pull the trigger as possible. I've carried the gun for a couple of years without incident. And believe it or not I feel very confident with it. My Taurus 85, Ruger Vaquero and Smith 686 have no safety either.