I'm a retired watchmaker and gunsmith. I've been inside of them and I call 'em as I see 'em.
The quality of Philippine made pistols, especially automatics has gotten much better in the last 15 years or so, but they just aren't up to even Rossi and Taurus standards.
They can make good knock around and shooter guns, but I question the longevity.
The Armscor revolvers are made of steel. I believe they're pretty much all castings.
For a look at them, do a Google Images search. They resemble a Colt Detective Special outwardly but are totally different internally.