Taurus has a few pistols that are semi-auto, and a half dozen revolvers that are good....they really need to tank all the other models, and really stick to what works for them. Sorry about your luck with the rear sight.Took my new Curve (my replacement for the PT145 I sent back) out to range yesterday. It was a bright day so the laser was useless. Out of 50 rounds, had 3 FTE's. While cleaning it after I got home, the white paint that defines the rear "sight" disappeared. Same crap, different day.