I am a long time shooter and a first time Taurus owner. I recently was attracted to and bought a 6 inch Taurus "The Judge" for use on snakes and other varmints when riding my atv in the hills. The ability to use a .410 or a 45 Colt in the same compact package is very attractive to me. The Judge fits in my holsters for a Ruger Mark II which is very handy. The PT1911 is also interesting to me. I was glad to find this forum with all the information and great people who are here.