They are inexpensive guns and decent guns. Not my fav (the trigger is just so so). But, they work 100% and are reliable.
I have prev owned 2 - as inexpensive car guns.
I would personally avoid any Taurus guns. Their quality control and customer service is in the toilet, no matter if someone tells you differently.
The other gun to consider is the Stoeger Cougar. Beretta made the cougar until recently. They then transferred the machinery to Stoeger, which Beretta owns.
So, it is 99% a Beretta. They are just a tiny bit more expensive than the Ruger.