I agree with many of the others. Stay away from Taurus. I've owned a good number of them, and have had enough problems that I no longer buy Taurus firearms. Smith and Ruger are good choices.
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." Col. Jeff Cooper, from The Art of the Rifle