That is the difference in the "forum" and the "range"!
My experience with Taurus would have me steering other members and friends away from them.
But if me and you go to shoot together & you have a working Taurus, I can enjoy shooting it!
Maybe thats just me!
At the range, reliability may be established, but its not as critical! Or it shouldn't be!
The trip should be just what you guys had,
a good time!!