I either buy guns with an ambi safety already on it, have an ambi safety put on it after I buy it or it gets relegated to being a range gun- if I waste the money on it at all. If it's a DA/SA that I can decock safely (see my first post on the thread), then I just ignore the safety completely. The right handed safety on my little Beretta Tomcat has never been used at all, as an example.The above is a good explanation, except I am a Lefty so the Safety is on the wrong side for me. Could some Lefty's go over your method of Draw.
I ain't carrying a gun that I can't manipulate safely, quickly and efficiently for self defense. I'm not drawing and then having to break my grip on the gun to reach over and disengage a safety. I also don't like hitting the safety while the gun's still in the holster.
Draw stroke is simple.
Get a high grip on the gun (web of the hand high on the back strap, indexing the placement of the fingers based on the location of the middle knuckle of the middle finger's contact on the bottom of the trigger guard) with the thumb appropriately close- but not in contact- with the safety( with a 1911, I draw with a 'high thumb' and sweep it down disengaging the safety as I 'close' my fist around the gun as it levels out). Once the gun is clear of the holster, and as it starts to rotate muzzle forward, the thumb disengages the safety after the support hand meets the shooting hand (coming from underneath) and then the arms extend towards the target.
If shooting 1 handed, the rotation of the muzzle to level happens at the same time as the safety is disengaged.