Well, I just got back from the 1/4 mile round trip to my FFL. A little paperwork and a $20 bill and out the door. Total turnaround time from point of sale to in my hands? A few minutes less than 24 hours. How's that?
I used to think it was butt ugly, too, with the angular contours like a stealth fighter. But it is quite hansome in person, just doesn't look good in pictures. The fit and finish are excellent. They no longer highlight the writing on the slide, so it is black all over except for the barrel. The slide racks easily compared to a Kahr, and the trigger is at least as light, smooth and linear.
Taurus is doing like Kahr and other manufacturers on this value priced gun. There is only one mag that came with the gun, two keys and a tiny manual in a 5 1/2" square plastic box. So I will have to pick up an extra mag or two. And it no longer comes with the waist pack. Maybe they still have all that stuff with the SS model at a higher price. I don't know.
The sights are tiny, black and integral to the slide. Useful only in good light. Doesn't concern me on a BUG like this.
It's going to be warm and wonderful this weekend, so I'm going out now to shop for some ammo.