I guess I should have added:
Taurus 85CH stainless-broke on 1st day. Back to factory.
Taurus 85CH stainless-replacement to first broken .38. It broke with less than 75 rounds through it, had to be sent back to factory.
Taurus PT145-latest gen. stainless, Broke on first range trip. Sent back to factory.
Three strikes and you are out!!!
Lesson learned, I do not buy cheap when it comes to protecting me or my family. I do not buy cheap and try to justify it on a forum. I can't justify Taurus over other well made firearms that work as designed. If you buy Taurus as a plinker that is entirely up to you. End of story.