I have a Star BM in Condition One (round in chamber, hammer cocked, safety on). I want to safely eject the round in the chamber. During the procedure I know to keep the muzzle pointed in the safest available direction. First I'll drop the mag. After that my questions are: 1. Do I need to disengage the safety before I rack the slide or is it possible to leave the safety engaged? 2. Should I place my dominant (grip hand) thumb on the hammer and hold it in place while I rack the slide (in slingshot fashion) with my weak hand? I read the latter advice on a 1911 forum. I've performed these actions with snap caps plenty of times, and I've shot maybe 100 rounds through the gun at the range, but this is the first time I've had the gun loaded and in Condition One while at home and suddenly I'm feeling very nervous about how to safely unload the firearm. Thank you in advance for your advice!