First, I am new to these forums (hello everyone!), and now have my first Taurus product. I purchased one of these today also at Academy, sounds like each store had 35 to sell.
I noticed right out of the box at home that the front sight is loose, I tried to tighten up the screw but it just turns, never gets fully tight. Is yours that way too? Guess I will try the locktight trick.
I don't have mine on hand right now. I had to come into work today. Some others may be able to wiegh in on the front sight issue. Worst case you will have to call Taurus. They will take care of it. I had a trigger issue (trigger safety broke off) on a different gun a few months ago. I sent it in and got it back in under 2 weeks.