WOW!! I just stumbled into this one, but here goes.
It would be absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for me to name just one "BEST" Taurus. The historic record of the 92/99/917 (for 9mm) is irrefutable, and carries over into the 100/101s. The PT1911, while relatively new, has still raised the bar, IMHO. I don't understand why they are still referred to with the seemingly derogatory caveat as a 'VALUE' item. While I have high expectations for my 24/7G2, so far it has been no better than an industry average, and don't know about the revolvers (yet ). Well, after rambling a bit, I'd say the 92 or 1911, depending on caliber. For now, my plans for SHTF are gonna rely on some Tauri 92s and 1911s, so they better be "The BEST".