Originally Posted by jessedehaven04
i do wonder if smith and wesson still owned them if they would be regarded like the im metal to springfield transition. anyway ive always had a good experience with there current weapons
S&W never owned Taurus. In the 70's the company that owned S&W bought a majority stake in the company that owned Taurus. For a short time Taurus had access to S&W's manufacturing processes. So a Taurus revolver made in the 70's and early 80's would probably be a good, reliable gun.
Now? You probably have a 3 in 4 chance of getting a reliable gun from them and a nightmare if you are the other 25%.
I had a good one but took the opportunity to trade up when the opportunity presented itself.