I've been looking at a few different guns for my new CCW. I like the XDM 3.8 in .40; S&W M&P .40 w/ thumb safety; and the HK USP .40 V1. What's turning me off of the XDM is the lack of thumb safety. And if the XDM .45 would come with a thumb safety I would leap on it. I don't like the looks of the XD .45, and I've concealed the full size HK USP .45 before, so ultimately size is not necessarily an issue. I know a lot of you will probably harangue me for wanting a thumb safety. These are my reasons: my gun will be both a house gun, and a CCW; and I have children who have friends. I keep my gun with me most of the time, but I will leave my gun on the table or nightstand, coffee table, etc. I won't be far from it, but on the off chance that a neighbor kid grabs the gun, finger on trigger, I don't want it to go boom. I will NOT put a lock on a gun that is meant for defense. I don't like long trigger pulls. I've had a defensive situation that could have gone bad because I didn't have a round in the chamber because it was a Glock. Thankfully I didn't have to shoot. One of the attractive things about the XDM is the grip safety. The other attractive thing about the XDM is the gun itself. I love this gun. It's cheap, mags are cheap and it's high capacity. My kids are trained, friends are not- that I know of. I have quite a bit of experience carrying a weapon not only for duty, which includes not only training but actual defensive situations. I am fond of the HK line up, but they are expensive and the mags are outrageously expensive, for what you are getting. Anybody know if Springfield plans on a manual safety, or are there aftermarket manual safeties for this gun? Thanks for any and all replies.