I was originally going to ask about how you 1911 guys use or dont use safeties throughout a stage, and am still intered in that question. However when perusing the IDPA rules (which is what I mainly shoot) I came across something kind of weird so I thought I'd ask here. Section 18.104.22.168 Start Condition D. Manual safeties may be used at the shooters discretion. That leaves two questions for me. One is the obvious holstering a SA type pistol with the safety off as an option. And two, what I was initially going to ask about, which is whether or not you engage your safety while moving throughout a stage. Worthwhile feedback would be appreciated. FWIW I dont currently shoot a gun with a safety but I might down the road.