Well, I see that a few posts are missing in here as well! No big.
John-John, I asked what a carbine was. Seen the word thrown around, but not sure what makes a rifle a "Carbine". Bolanrox said about barrel length being shorter. Confirm?
fireworkz - Honestly, I do like my Tauruses. They both have always worked exceedingly well. The ONLY time I ever had an issue was doing something silly with them. I had the PT-99 jam on me once, but it was a misfeed from an aftermarket mag. The spring in it is a bit weak, and the last round in there didn't come up quite right. But, I can honestly say that I have run 26 rounds out of it in roughly 3-4 seconds. 1 in the chamber, told someone to watch their watch and time it. Ran through the one in the chamber and 10 rd "clinton era" clip it came with, dropped mag to the ground, slapped in the 15, emptied it. A little fancy hand work on my part, and definitely didn't really hit much, but going for speed, I was happy. I figure in a CQB situation, the more rounds I throw at someone, the better off I am to hit 'em!
With the CIA model (the .357), I ran 5 rds of Blazer ammo through it in .357 caliber. The cartridges were rather warm, or soft, or something, and I had a bugger of a time getting them to all eject once spent. But after running better quality through it (Winchester / Federal), I have NEVER had an issue. That little revolver works well.
And on that note, the wife and I sat down and talked about it last night. She's got RA and can no longer shoot the brute force of a 2" bbl .357. It's too small for me to comfortably handle, so I'm going to try to sell it. I hate the thought of decreasing the number of arms, so whatever I sell this for will go directly to the Mossberg 500 project I want to do! It has less than 50 rounds run through it, and is in really great shape. I figure the pistol, case, keys (internal lock), a speedloader, roughly 50 various cartridges left - probably around $375. I paid $450 for the gun alone a few years ago.