I know that in court they could make you look worse for having removed a safety device from a pistol and having used the weapon in self defense. Other than that scenario I just got a Ruger LC9 and I thought I would not like it much (got it on trade and wanted the P22 it came with the most). So now I shot it and realize I love both guns. Only problem is I carry in the pocket or IWB and even with my IWB holster that is made for the LC9 the stupid mag release keeps getting pressed rendering it useless if I had to pull quick. It is easy to remove the safety and get a shot off before snapping the mag back in but is there a good reason not to do it? I am looking for the people with knowledge on here not the people who just want to carry on their agenda about getting a Glock if I do not want a mag safety. Love the gun, Hate that safety.