safeties really block the sear, hammer, or firing pin, and which only block the trigger movment. The latter is not really a safety at all, since you shouldn't have your finger inside the guard anyway, unless firing. So it's pure bs to say that deactivating the grip safety on a 1911 makes the gun "less safe". The grip safety was only added to the design to help keep calvaryme from shooting their own horse in the neck. in combat, horses rear up a lot, you grab the saddle horn with your gun hand. In order to hang on, you have to partially "let slip" your grip on the pistol, which will then engage the grip safety.