For $100 though, I'd recommend a Lorcin 25 auto, they are legendary for their precision, they just "work".
Would you care to substantiate this claim? Better than a Davis, you say? According to whom? With match grade ammo maybe, but I have it on good third hand info that Lorcin is using the original Rossi molds but cheaped out on the alloy.
I would put it like this:
Granted, plenty of people are happy with their Rossi and if you like to see old molds being used then I guess a Davis would take care of a pirate. But I'd pay for a survey before I used it.