What is the best Taurus? What is the best Ford? What is the best Church?
OK, you are going to get all kinds of opinions. I am not brand loyal. I have Smith and Wesson, Ruger and Taurus. They all work good and I like all of them. The Taurus PT709 is my latest acquisition. Great carry gun and shoots good. These days, I think you have a good chance to get a good working gun from Taurus. Get what you like and screw public opinion.
Just my opinion.. not like it is the truth-:)