Ruger SR9 / 40 = best of both worlds. Thumb safety for those who like them and a nice trigger. My SR40c has REALLY smoothed out after about 1K rounds and some dry fire. It is a joy to shoot and very accurate.
Some M&P models also feature a thumb safety.
.44 Special: For those who get it, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't, no explanation is possible.