Thank you for your responses. I should have mentioned it comes in the original box from Taurus with two magazines, two keys and original owners manual. Also an Uncle Mikes #15 Sidekick holster. After a bit of mental flip-flopping I think I'll buy it.
I think you'll find the pt111 to be a very suitable and up to the task weapon for almost any self defense purpose you might run into. I was (and am still) a big fan of mine. I just got an offer that I couldn't bare to turn down and it went on it's way.
Gun Broker and Bud's are fine places to look, also gallery of guns.