If Taurus does this there would be some good reasons. Since they put up models for consideration for the military as well as police contracts, and that is where most of the money is made,there are some benefits to having compact designs of the same pistol. Commonality of manual of arms, simplicity in training staffed armorers,and commonality of parts all mean simplification overall. This could work out well for the public as well. The pistol, regardless of size operates and functions like all the other pistol siblings. The user is familiar with both the larger and smaller pistols without retraining their minds or retaining a different method of operation. Under duress one could forget a simple step with many other factors to remember. This does away with that problem. One draws, fires and holsters by rote, training and memory. Since both size pistols will have many common parts it make sit easier to train personnel how to service either in the field or in the armorers shop. One never knows what size pistol they will be issued. SIGs and Beretta have different sized and magazine capacity pistols issued by the military and and Federal agencies alone. Then there are the bean counters who keep an eye on budgets. Common parts means simplicity of the number of parts needed to be maintained or purchased and kept on hand. This all works out well for the civilain sector as well. Civilians can benefit from all the same reasons as well. So Taurus can be creditied for thinking this whole thing through.