My first gun was a PT140. Still have it and enjoy it.
I don't know the laws of your state, but I am confused about something. How can you have excesive force when it comes to deadly force? Does it extra kill them? Does it kill them, revive them and kill them again?
I recommend that people carry what will feed reliably. For me that's Jacketed Hollow Points. By the way, get a spare magazine (or 10) right away. The only ones that fit right come from Taurus and they are not cheap.