After the NRA article on concealed carry guns, I just had to have one of these .380's. I am sure you know the feeling. I had been carrying a Kahr CW-9 which is still great gun but a bit larger. I do not know how people carry FNP-45 or Taurus 800 series guns as carry guns as they are huge...perhaps they are not telling us the truth.
OK, tried all the guns in the NRA article except the Rohrbaugh (and as it is costly and a 1911 clone and not safe double action would not have considered it anyway) and of all the guns, including the Kahr 380 which I was predisposed to, the Taurus had the best balance, size, weight and trigger pull...and I emphasize the last as some of these little guns have 11 pound triggers such as the Kel-Tec. When I found the Taurus cost 10.00 dollars more than the Kel-Tec, the decision was made.
I was able to buy ONE 50 round box of junk ammo with the gun and the seach began for ammo. Ultimately I got a supply of Aguila, PMC and Winchester ball in, and ran a few hundred rounds through the gun as recommended. It fired and fed every time wihtout hesitation and is now the gun I carry when I do choose to carry.
One of the two mags that came with the gun would not hold slide open due to the metal tab embedded in the follower being embedded too far. I called Taurus for a follower and they sent me a free replacement mag instead!. I used a soldering iron to heat the tab and pull it out of the thermosetting follower, then ground the slot with a fine abrasive wheel in a Dremel tool, then set the tab back in place with JB WELD and let it harden overnight, later trimming the epoxy with needle file and the magazine works fine now...so I have three magazines for the price of the gun.
If you are concerned about your spouse shooting the gun, it is easily racked and does not recoil much at all. But it is LOUD.