What a git. "They are all bad". I thought it got better. "We'll, it did, but..." Lmao! I have 3 Tauri, each in the 2000+ round count and they're all fine. Lifetime warrantee. Just good guns. Not race guns or custom shop guns, but good guns. And if people's incessant nonsense were to be believed, Glocks are not to be trusted with quality .40 S&W ammo due to poor case support (which is, or at least was, demonstrably true). If you want it for SD, make sure you put a few hundred rounds down range before you rely on it (same as you Gould do with any Kimber, Sig, or Glock), and with the $200 you save, buy a 100 round box of ammo (ouch lol).
I know what it's like to be a little short on cash but need a new toy. We work hard and need rewards from time to time! Taurus did have some issues 20 years ago, but so did Chrysler. Stuff gets a lot better with good companies. They are gearing up to produce more product in America and they stand by their product longer than just about any other company. Give them a shot, do your part, and carry with confidence. I (and tens of thousands of others) do.