Courtesy of Weer’d World:
~Any gun that is capable of sending a round down range, is capable of sending a round some place regrettable. I complain about the new crop of Ruger pistols having unnecessary safeties. Still no matter how many stupid safeties are on a gun, if you don’t follow the 4 rules, you will eventually have something regrettable happen. Meanwhile there are so many expert shooters who use Glocks for self defense, work, and competition and have had NO problems because if you follow the 4 rules you’ll NEVER have anything regrettable.
The safety is between your ears, and nowhere else.~ (do I hear Jeff Cooper’s voice somewhere?)
And, many folks carried double-action revolvers for years, with no safety switches.
For years, the British SAS carried Browning High Power pistols, with the safeties OFF. The idea was, if one didn’t touch the trigger until needed, there was never an accident.
For more, please see the link, above.
h/t Weer’d Beard, Oleg Volk