Hi, Hale Storm:
Welcome to our forum. The USCG Autonomy (C165GSORCG) does not have a safety or a pocket clip. They aren't rare - just not intended for civilian carry. It was the first Autonomy and it was purposely designed for USCG vertical insertion divers. It meets their mission requirements as well as the carry method (in a pouch with a long lanyard line attached).
There are four Autonomy SKUs. 3 versions of the original Autonomy and 1 version of the Autonomy 2:
C165GSORCG - USCG version - Autonomy with H-1 blade, orange G-10, no safety, and no pocket clip.
C165GSOR - Autonomy with H-1 blade, orange G-10 with a safety and pocket clip
C165GSBBK - Autonomy with H-1 blade with black DLC, black G-10 with a safety and pocket clip
C165GP2 - Autonomy 2 has an LC200N blade, black G-10 with a safety and pocket clip
It's unfortunate that you received the USCG version as it really isn't intended for civilian carry - something we'll look into here to ensure it doesn't happen again.
As for the timing on the forum, it's likely that your thread was just simply overlooked. I'm going to move this thread into the appropriate area of our forum (Restricted Models).
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