First to define carry as I was taught,remember I was trained on a 1911. C-0, mag inserted, round chambered, safety off-only used when you are in the fight. C-1, mag inserted, round chambered, safety on-used whed combat is inement. C-2, mag inserted, round chambered, hammer down. This is the way I was trained to carry. You must remember that J.M.B. designed the 1911 sans safety, irrelevant anyway as this is not an option with the Hi Point. C-3, mag inserted, chamber empty-also known as them Israeli carry. C-4, no mag, chamber empty.transport and storage only I prefer C-1 because; 1, faster into action. Sweeping a safety will always be faster than racking a slide. 2, increases your round count 3, more reliable, just about guarantees you at least one shot. 4, compatable with a double action revolver C-1 does require a good holster, I like the trigger completely protected. In a DAO design I really see no use for a safety. For SA, I definitely want one. Anyway, that's just my opinion, everybody must come to their own conclusions and do what is right for them.