While I have never shot a Taurus, . . . I have a High Point, . . .
Since you put them together as choices, . . . I'd almost be willing to go for the "sharpened stick" option, . . . but you didn't allow it.
So, . . . reluctantly, . . . Taurus gets the nod, . . . only because for me the other is considered scrap metal.
May God bless,
If you can breathe, . . . thank God!
If you can read, . . . thank a teacher!
If you are reading this in English, . . . thank a Veteran!