Nevermind, I think I just answered my own question by doing the legwork. I'm concluding that the Taurus 24/7 OSS series is most similar to that of the S&W M&P. I think I will go with the Taurus then since it appears to have an external safety (?), is approximately $135 less expensive, and is backed by a lifetime repair warranty. Can anyone confirm these conclusions for me? Oh, and the Taurus comes in that beautiful Drab Tan!