Impossible to beat a Hi Power. I love carrying one. The small safety is an easy replacement and fix.
No offense, and please don't flame me but here's the truth...I've owned 2 BHP pistols and 5 name-brand 1911s. The HP's were FAR, FAR more reliable than the 1911s ever were. Plus, a HP is just easy to carry because it's thin.
For someone seeking to carry a single action pistol for self defense, the HP is TOPS.