I had not gotten into this poll because I do not own a Taurus, but I am rather astonished by the number of problems reported. Not of the "I heard someone say" type, but from actual owners. I will repeat what I have said before. Taurus uses good material and their designs are excellent. Their failing is in production and quality control. Until they get those problems straightened out, a Taurus seems to be a crap shoot. Still, if you know how to check out a revolver in the store, and can get a firm, preferably written, guarantee from the store (not from Taurus), you can probably get a very good gun at a very good price. Otherwise, save the pennies and buy a make with a better reputation.