The gun is still "cocked" internally, but the external hammer is down. The ONLY thing this does is impacts the visual intimidation some may perceive by the cocked external hammer. To the person actually carrying the weapon, they should still know that it is still cocked. If the safety is accidentally disengaged, the hammer will auto-cock. For those that are intimidated by a cocked external hammer, that is no different than carrying my XD40sc chambered. Striker cocked and a grip safety...it doesn't even have a thumb safety. What's the difference? Why would you care if anyone else is intimidated by the hammer? If someone is concerned with it, why not just make a 1911 style gun that is Double Action Only. That would make a little more sense than this.