I enjoyed reading this thread. Why does Taurus tend to get "frowned" upon at times? I've never shot one but I think their pistols look really nice. I'd love to try one someday.
SIMP - There's a thread going on right now about Taurus:
However, you need to use your own thoughts on this and make your own assessment. I have owned one Taurus and have had no troubles with it - it performed and fired great. It was only sold to fund another purchase as my wife found that she does not like DAO triggers. She prefers SA, but that Taurus had a great DA pull. I am currently looking for a pocket .380 and the TCP is at the top of my list with others.