Every Taurus I've had has had problems, but no Beretta has, they shoot and shoot. My Taurus revolvers were way worse than the semautos, but they were still problem plauged. My PT92 was a joke, jammed constantly, and offit went to Taurus, and when it came back, it still jammed, just not as much. My Beretta 92FS never misses a beat.
And there's no "pot metal" in a Star 30, a friend has one and it's over 20 years old and has thousands of rounds through it and it's still tight, and his dad has a 28, and it might not be as pretty as it was when new, but it still shoots great.