The plain fact is that I've seen more negative comments about Taurus than I've seen good. My only experience has been negative. I bought a TCP 380 and ended up getting rid of it because it was not reliable and not accurate.
Personally I wouldn't purchase one unless I had bought every other gun on my wish list and literally had money to blow. Then I would consider one as a range only gun. For self defense I would not trust anything with the name Taurus on it.
That's just my $.02 worth.