I worked in a shop that sold a lot of guns, many were Taurus.
Even volume adjusted, they had a very high failure rate. I fixed many and also sent a ton back.
Design, processing and metallurgy...........failures repeatedly in all categories.
The least likely to mess up? Old K frame and Beretta 92 clones.
Lots of suck in between those models.
Many guns sent to repair came back with the same problem, sometimes after being sent back more than once. Can take 6 months or longer for the repair too......and you just send it in and wait.................calling to check after a few months gets you nothing.
Yes, any company can have one or even a string now and then of less than ideal stuff.
A lemon once in a while is one thing.
Taurus? They should change their name to "Country Time".
The gear crappy and the average proponent of it similar, so bad being stuch behind the counter and hearing such crap..............that I even on standby (don't work for the shop anymore but help them out) REFUSE to even touch a Taurus. Yup, kind of a joke in the shop.
Got a Lifetime warranty? Yup. Go ahead and use it. I aint touchin' the damn thing.
I also agree with JD's assessment of Glocks. I shoot them well, but don't own any myself. My dad is a Sig guy and I can't shoot them for crap (if given the choice I'd go Glock). But I have simply had my fill of the Glock nonsense, so much so that I'd say screw that brand too and just get an M&P. I think they look nicer too and with an Apex trigger are pretty sweet.
But I don't really need a high cap, am content to run my 1911 Colt that's been flawless for thousands of rounds (and shoots damn good too). If I need more firepower..........I grab a rifle
In fact I think every good citizen should have some military pattern type rifle.
But not that Taurus PCR thing