I used to work part time at a gun shop. On occasion if I'm in there and they're really busy, I'll still step behind the counter and help out. So, this is from a credible source. The shop will not carry Taurus because of all the QC and customer service issues. It's not worth the bad PR and lousy word of mouth that comes from selling an inferior product.
We all know that lemons happen and any manufacturer can make a bad product on occasion. However, Taurus seems to turn out crap on a regular basis and has problems making them right.
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