I thought about the .380, and reconsidered, buying the C-9 based upon so little difference in size and weight opting for the larger 9mm caliber. Im venturing to say your Taurus is a .38 Special? My first store bought handgun was a Taurus. GREAT GUNS. I bought their Model#66 Combat Masterpiece, back in 1985. 6 shot, 4" barrel .357 magnum. LOVED IT. I bet some low life crooked Chicago cop is still enjoying it! LOL!