Folks--over the course of maybe 65 years+ of gun ownership, hunting, shooting smallbore competition, military qualifying. CAS,etc, I managed to own firearms manufactured by most of the big names. I have many friends who have also. We never BS each other about the goodness or the not so goodness of any of our experience with our guns, and we have saved each other from making some very bad choices. [ We have an unwritten rule that overblown brand/model loyalty does not do anyone any good]. I trust my friends here, and I want to suggest something, that maybe you can help me with.
I have never owned or shot any firearm made either in Brazil or the USA/Miami by Taurus. Everytime I look at the various models/specs they offer, I am somewhat impressed, but I am aware of the hype they put out, just like all other manufacturers do. I have handled some of their recent models, and find them to be well-built, especially considering their prices. So, I recently undertook an unscientific analysis of detailed reviews both by my no BS friends, and reviews that can be found on the internet. What I found was very interesting. NOT ONE of my many friends who own multiple Taurus firearms, gave me anything but great satisfaction with them, including reliability, durability and accuracy. But when I read reviews on the internet, on the same models, the reviews almost always are approximately 50% good and 50% bad. I kept on keeping on with this study, and then just began to read reviews for models not owned by my friends. You guessed it--there are almost always about 50% good and 50% bad.
I realize the sample from my friends is small, and the review samples on the internet are larger. I am wondering if the internet reviews may be rigged by unscrupulous competitors, or whether Taurus' internal QC and repair service may be as poor as some of the bad reviews might make you concude.
I'd really like to hear from you guys, whether you have been or are present Taurus owners, or not. But please, if you are going to present "hearsay"--give us some reasonable detail of the case!!
THANKS a BUNCH..................
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