A guy that worked for me had one, when the Beretta was all the rage, and he loved it.
Felt good, looked good, shot good.
When he tried to eject a live round, it locked up.
THE EJECTION PORT WAS TOO SHORT TO PASS A LIVE ROUND!
He sent it back to Taurus and they apologized, saying they do not understand how that happened or how it got past QC (Quality Control).
They returned it WITHOUT REPAIRING IT!
This was a long time ago and I have another story as well. I still don't trust 'em.
However, I have their Public Defender (wife's discard) that is deadly on snakes.
Being in CA "off roster" guns are hard to get. Kind of found myself picking up whatever I could that the state didn't want me to have. Recently picked up a Taurus 58 and a 941 revolver. Fun for plinking I guess, all metal and wood.I'm accepting donations for PT58 magazines. Never would have thought an inexpensive pistol would have mags that are a PITA to find and expensive.