rc, I have to strongly disagree about clearing your own house with the safety off. So do my Glock and XD9. I have had to clear my house in the middle of the night after a loud slam woke me from a deep sleep. I verified that my girl was in the bed with me and my daughter to young to leave her crib on her own. I cleared the first floor, safety nonexistent and the gun at low & ready. If there was another human in my house there would be a problem. Luckily for me I am a big guy and most people choose to run from me rather than at me.