Well, there's more'n one way to skin a cat as my mom used to tell me. If you don't like what I own, fine. I never said it was my way or the highway. I just know what works for me. And, I've never been a spend thrift, so stuff like Ed Brown or such never interested me. I've survived 66 years myself and never had to shoot anyone. I hope it stays that way. I know that a negligent discharge from a striker gun is far more likely than having to actually shoot someone, so I avoid striker guns. I know I'm one of the few with this bias. 99 percent of the "operators" (real or perceived) run striker guns. That just makes me special. I shot a Ruger P85 in IDPA. I competed against a sea of Glocks and did just fine in the expert class. No, I wasn't the absolute fastest, but I held my own with a hammer gun. I played that game with what I normally carried, DA autos. Now, I mostly carried my Kel Tec back then, DAO with concealed hammer. I shot it a couple of times in competition and surprised myself with it. I was accurate, just a little slower. I've always felt I could defend myself with it despite it's not being a Glock, much less a Sig. And, I carry it in a cheap Blackhawk fabric pocket holster with no fear of blowing my leg off.
"What does this have to do with Taurus", you ask? Well, if you've ever noticed on the snob boards, the snobs hate Kel Tec, too. I really cannot understand why. It might be the "get what you pay for" mentality. I do understand those that bash the trigger, ain't for everyone. One needs to learn to be proficient with DA guns. It's stiff and a long travel, but very smooth and easy to control for a guy used to shooting DA revolvers like myself. If you can't shoot it, it ain't the gun's fault.