Hey Granny: Don’t put the thumb safety on in the first place. They’re not necessary on a striker fired pistol.I have an EZ .380 and two M&P .22 compacts and hubby switched the mag releases to left hand shooter for me. However, if you have a manual safety it stays where they put it, so you have to learn to flick off the safety using an alternate method. I use my trigger finger as I'm sliding my hand into position to draw the gun. Not fun, but doable.
I do not have any striker fired pistols at this point in time. They all got gone. My handguns are now all hammer fired. The S&W's have internal hammers that you don't see, but they are hammers. The EZ does not have a thumb safety (it has that irritating grip safety though). I use the safety on the M&P .22 compacts and my Browning 1911-22 simply to reinforce muscle memory. But none of those is a carry gun for me.Hey Granny: Don’t put the thumb safety on in the first place. They’re not necessary on a striker fired pistol.
I have a PC Shield 9 and a .45 Shield. The thumb safety’s never been “on” on either.