So I've been looking into a cc weapon for a while now and one of the firearms i was looking at is the Springfield XDm 3.8 and XDs, both in 9mm. I've never conceal carried before so I am new to this. I know there are many options for a cc weapon and I know many like these two in particular. I don't think I want a thumb safety you have to flip to make the gun go bang but what's the story with the grip safety on the XD series of handguns? Why would you need a grip safety? What is a practical situation where a grip safety would be important or useful? Why would anyone want one? This is an honest question, I'm not being a smart , I just don't know anything about this type of safety.
I look forward to reading your responses to this!