I have the PT145 (45acp version) and like it alot. It is my primary CC weapon. Taurus' are not expensive so you have some extra cash for extra mags, holsters etc.
I like the thumb safety, the 10+1, the weight, size,and trigger pull. It is definitely not as accurate as my SIG but it fits in my pocket with a Don Hume pocket holster. It also happens to fit my SIG paddle holster.
While many will say Taurus is a cheaper brand, I haven't had any firing problems with mine. They come with a lifetime warranty. If you have to leave it in your car and it gets stolen, it wouldn't cost that much to replace. :-) I liken it to a Hyundai, it ain't a Mercedes but it has a great warranty.
So it makes a great CC or BUG. If you are concerned about recoil they make a 9mm version too. My ex-wife didn't like the recoil of her PT140 and wound up getting another Taurus in 9mm. Comfort and size make a difference because if it is uncomfortable to carry you will most likely leave it home.