Several years ago Taurus had a reputation for low quality and poor workmanship. They've changed owners and their manufacturing is now on par with any other gun maker. There are many Taurus bashers still among us, who do not know of what they speak. Most often the genesis of their dislike is a single bad experience, usually by someone else, which has been exagerated and embellished over time. Most, if not all, gun makers, car makers, TV makers, toaster makers, you-name-it, have had QC and manufacturing problems. I remember when Smith & Wesson was putting out crap. I owned a Sig Arms pistol that was a P.O.S. (I sent it back, and they replaced it with a new one.)
I own two Taurus revolvers, one of which is a model 85, UltraLite, which is my wife's carry gun. We've never had a problem with it, and I thoroughly trust both of my Taurus revolvers with my life. Will a defective gun squeek through every once in a while? Sure, just as with any other product. Taurus firearms come with a lifetime warranty. Not the life of the owner, but the life of the gun. Forever, or as long as they remain in business. That tells me they stand behind their products.
Not all who work in a gun store know what they are talking about. Some gun store commandos are big spreaders of myths, and old wife's tales.
My other Taurus is a 617, .357 mag. seven shooter, snubby.
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