Shot a Taurus lately? I know there are haters out there that say they're junk, but Taurus has really turned things around. Pick one up, handle it, inspect it, and judge the quality against any of the other brands. Then see if you can find someone to let you shoot one. I have a 24/7 OSS in black, and it shoots sweet. I know this ain't much of a accuracy test, but I just took my CHL here in Texas and put all 50 rounds in a 4 inch circle. Tore the middle out of it! My CHL instructor had to stop and check out what I was shooting. Couldn't believe it was a Taurus. No, I'm not a marksman.... its just a sweet shooting gun.