Go Taurus, you won't be disappointed. Great warranty (customer service is great, but that's from word-of-mouth...). I've handled many of their newer semi auto's and they are splendid guns. Was seriously contemplating picking up a newer Rossi .357 revolver a while back, which is supposed to be made in Taurus' factories. The only thing I have to bitch about is the locking mechanism. Supposed to be foolproof, but I don't trust that shizzle. You supposedly can remove most of it and Dremel a part to delete that feature...I don't want a safety on my gun. I have a Taurus .38 special that I bought in Texas almost 10 years ago, and the damned thing has a cylinder that "locks" after firing 5 or 6 times. Interesting thing is I don't notice the same thing when using hollow points, only solid ammunition. I keep meaning to bring it to a gunsmith to take a look, but I am lazy.