I shoot a bunch of them; pistols in 25 Auto, 32 Auto, 9mm Luger and 45 Auto. I just sold conceal carry revolvers in 357 Mag, 41 Mag, 44 Mag and 45 Colt. Nothing to do with the revolvers just the recoil of the revolver with these cartridges vs. arthritis that is developing in my hands.
I started with the Millenium Pro series of semi-auto, the pistols that have been recalled. I was carrying a Glock 36 (45 Auto), but the stock just bothered my hand. I happened to pick up the 745 and liked it. Same compact size of the 36 but a better fit in my hand. End up, just for fun, buying Mill Pros in 32 Auto, 380 Auto, and 9mm Luger as well.
When I was looking at small pistols, I ended up choosing the Taurus TCP over the Ruger LCP. I also looked at the Kel-Tec version, but I do not like the lack of a slide lock on a pistol that I use for self defense carry. Where I found favor with the TCP is that it also locks the slide back after the last round is out, the LCP didn't. I bought TCPs in 32 and 380 Auto. My wife also owns a TCP chambered in 32 Auto.
I've owned some other Taurus models and shot many others that friends and family have owned. I also have a Rossi 351 5-shot revolver that is a 2", five shot conceal carry pistol similar to the Taurus 85 (and made by Taurus). I like it, kept it when I sold the other Taurus revolvers.
All tallied, I've owned 15 Taurus handguns and still have nine. I've never gotten rid of one without a bit of regret. I've shot tens of thousands of rounds total through them and have had, I think, five warranty claims that Taurus handled without issue. No different than claims that I've had with the other US manufacturers. I design cast bullets, so I do some very in-depth looks into barrel and chambers through chamber casts. I identified two nonconcentric chambers, the chamber slightly off alignment with the longitudinal axis of the bore, and they replace both without question. I can personally assure you that a US manufacturer is going to give the user a lot of grief with this as they think they know better than their customers. Taurus was "if you don't believe it is right, it isn't."
I thought so much of the Taurus Millenium Pro 745 (45 Auto) that when it was discontinued in 2015, I bought a new one. It is still in the shipping grease, in its case, in my safe should the first ever fail. These pistols have a lifetime warranty, but they no longer have a 45 Auto in their conceal carry line. It would be replaced with a 9mm Luger or 40 S&W, but I want a 45 Auto.
Taurus currently has a rebate on the Model 85
conceal carry 38 Spl:
I found some excellent prices through KyGunCo, Buds, etc., but the best price with all the fees was through Davidson's Gun Genie. Locally, I could walk out the door, with the Ultra Lite, all fees/taxes paid, for $211 and then get the Taurus $40 rebate. $171 for a 38 Spl revolver with a lifetime warranty is a crazy price! I was interested in the Ultra Lite as it is 8 oz lighter than my Rossi 351. The trouble is that I become attached to certain firearms and feel that way about my 351. The standard weight 85 could be had for $20 less!