I carry a 9mm Shield everyday and would not unless it had the manual safety. You can purchase the same pistol with no safety. But why would you? Don't want the safety on, just press it down and off and leave it that way....which is what I do if I'm heading into a sketchy area....say New Orleans French Quarter streets. I don't carry my P99AS simply because I don't trust even the decocked position when I'm crawling around on a job site or driving a Bobcat or tractor. Besides that....it is just too pretty for edc. That old Shield, paid $225 new, gets dirty or scratched....I don't care. It has been 100% reliable but the rear sight needs to be adjusted just a bit. Groups left of point of aim about three inches. Still good for minute of perp. 1917My father has a Shield 40. Has a manual safety, even though it is rather diminutive. It's positive in manipulation, slight click in either direction. Slim and packs a punch. Reliable, no frills.