It's a gun I'm in love with. So I am with my service 92FS. They're expensive in my country (875USD-600€) but sooner or later I'll have my full size PX4.
Safety?. No problems. It's on the slide as in the M9-92FS. Grab the gun and you can switch the safety with your thumb easily, no probs.
Beretta makes not just reliable and accurate pistols. They are also good looking. These Italians find it hard to manufacture ugly things. Have a look at an Alfa Romeo and then at a Volkswagen. They put passion in what they do, the result is something worth looking at, and pleasant to use.