I had a Taurus M85 that froze up solid after less than 250 rounds. After my wnderful Taurus customer service experience, I sold the gun and decided that the M85 was going to be my first, and last, Taurus.
Clearly, you can get a good Taurus. It is almost an equal chance of getting a bad one. With their sterling customer service, it just isn't worth taking a chance in my opinion.
"He who laughs last, laughs dead." Homer Simpson