To me, the Beretta is the way to go, hands down. Admittedly, the Taurus 92 is probably the best gun Taurus sells, but that isn't saying much. Taurus customer service is horrendous. And, the fit finish and quality of the Taurus 92s I have looked at over the years doesn't match the quality of the Berettas. Heck, I've seen many Taurus guns where they can't even get the white dots for the sights in the right spot. The paint is NEXT to the depressions in the sight instead of IN them.
People like to point out the frame mounted safety vs the slide mounted safety of the Beretta. Truthfully, I think this is a non issue unless you plan to carry cocked and locked. I've owned several HK firearms with the frame mounted safety, and I never carried them cocked and locked...
There are Taurus fans out there, but I will admit to not being one of them...
I hate to be like a broken record, but here are some threads on "Taurus quality."
Taurus Buyer Be Warned - Glock Talk
Taurus Disappointment - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus 709 slim fail. help me find a new 9mm carry pistol. - AR15.COM
Another 709 slim fails.. - AR15.COM
Taurus semi-auto Quality Control going to crap? - Glock Talk
Taurus 709- Problems - THR
Bought a Taurus M44, took it home, broken right out of the box! - XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source!
Taurus Buyer Be Warned - THR
Taurus Quality: Objective Opinions...? - TheFiringLine Forums
Just bought a Taurus 85 and Im having a problem - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus Run-Around - TheFiringLine Forums
taurus repair turnaround time?? anyone.. - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus 709 Slim....FTEs galore!...help!! - XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source!
Taurus Frustration and Venting
Not a good showing for the Taurus 709 Slim. - TheFiringLine Forums
My Taurus 709 slim review... - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus Warranty Work? - XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source!
Are realy Taurus gun not reliable? - TheFiringLine Forums
Here We Go Again Taurus - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus Question - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus 738 - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus 24/7 Full Size Pistol Reviews Forum and Reference Guide