New member, please go easy. I realize the answer I will probably get will be to use the search function, but in hopes os saving some sanity, Maybe someone will forego that answer and give me something useful. I already have an xd40 with laser grips and I sold my SA 1911 with laser grips and ordered a new xd45. I was not told it had the thumb safety and when I got it I was not real happy, but said, "Oh well use it if I want to carry in condition one or don't use it if I want to carry like my other XD. Got my new laser grips grips in and naturally they will not fit it because of the safety. Dremel tools and new guns and grips are really not something I would like to do. Can I have a qualified gunsmith remove the thumb safety and have a safely functioning gun like my xd40? Right now I am wishing I would have just kept the dang 1911. Can I send the frame back to SA to have it removed?? Any suggestions would be helpful to make this work. 36 rounds through it and a set of new grips that won't work leave me a little irritated with myself.