There you go, I know several people who carry that way and have not had one AD/ND because they keep their finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. I carry my Glock with one in the chamber and so do a lot of LEOs all across this great nation of ours. I am sure that you are a competent and trained shooter with experience, but a new shooter should probably use the thumb safety as well. I certainly hope that this thread does not erupt into the old 1911 vs. Glock fight or my gun is better than yours. We all have our preferences and opinions and whatever works for you is fine by me. I will say no more on this subject as I do not want to hijack this fellow's thread. Have a good day everyone and get out to shoot more often with your EDC.