This is about semi auto handgun safety. My personal feeing is that the semi auto is probably the most dangerous handgun made. Why do I think that? The biggest reason is because by looking at a semi auto, without a round chambered indicator, you can't tell if the gun has a round chambered ready to fire. The so called safety lever in the middle of the trigger IMO is a poor safety at best. When ever you pick up a semi auto without intention of firing the gun at a target of some sort then always take these actions. First, with the gun pointed in a safe direction and your finger out of the trigger guard drop the magazine if one is present in the gun. Second, with your finger still outside of the trigger guard and gun pointed in a safe direction rack the slide at least three times. Never rack a slide only once thinking no round came out so the gun is then safe. That one time racking could have then chambered another unknown round from inside the gun. Always rack three times at least. Third, with the slide locked open then inspect that no round is in the gun. If you follow these three steps you should never have a negligible discharge from a semi auto when you pull the trigger not intending to shoot the gun at a target. Whenever you take any gun in your hand treat it as though it is loaded. Always empty a gun and leave loaded magazines out of the gun when the gun is being stored away. Just one time not following these safety measures with a semi auto could cost you or someone their life. Remember anything out of sight doesn't mean it is safe.