Have owned three Taurus guns, two were great, one needed a bit of help ... my first handgun, back 20 years or so, was a steel 85, still have it, still works perfectly ... Also owned a PT-25, also problem-free, sold it ... Still have a 617 which locked up tighter than a drum after 20 or so rounds ... rather than send it to the company, I took it to a local 'smith who opened the cylinder-barrel gap a tad and gave it a lovely trigger job ... has worked perfectly in the three years since, it's now one of my home defense guns ... Taurus makes a lot of guns to a price and not all of them are going to be perfect; that's why you don't holster a brand-new gun without testing it ... but I'm pretty happy with what I've had from them, all in all and certainly would consider one again ...
"The gun has been called the great equalizer ... It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." --Ronald Reagan