I've owned several Taurus guns and have not had good luck with them so I didn't participate in the poll. However, since you brought up some of the Night Guards, the 327NG is another you may want to consider. I have one that I got a good used deal on and it's a great gun, my favorite work around the property and outdoors side arm. It's not much larger than the 386NG and since it's pretty light it carries well. Plus, you get that eighth round with the 327 as well. It's out to a local gunsmith now getting the hammer bobbed, an action job, and being made DAO.
If you're going to be dumb you'd better be tough. Stupid hurts.