I used to rail (so to speak) against external safety levers on everyday carry (EDC) guns. I agree with UziNineMillomeetah: it’s just one more thing to go wrong in a situation where adrenaline can make you both stupid and clumsy. And yet . . . I carry a Wilson Combat 1911 with a safety. How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Carry a Gun With An External Safety Lever: by changing my grip (thumb over the safety) and practicing. A single-action 1911 is worth it, in terms of concealability and accuracy. Otherwise, nope, no external safety lever on my GLOCK 19, FNS-9c or Kahr CM9. What’s your take? Do you have an external safety lever on your EDC? If so, why so? If not, why not?