I am new here But I would like to express my affection for taurus firearms. I own 42 handguns. 17 of them are Taurus. I have never had a FTF or FTE. I had the safety on mt Pt-140 broke off by my nephew. he was a new shooter and he seemed to flip the safety as he was firing the pistol. after the safety broke I contacted taurus customer service. they said send it back. they fixed it no questions asked & sent it back. I had it back in three weeks. I have so much Taurus bashing it makes me think it is the same guy who blew up his taurus doing something wrong that would have caused any gun to explode & taurus was able to prove it was abuse & would not fix it so he is pissed & continues to bash them all the time.
Mention Taurus and you will inevitably find doubters who write the company and its firearms off as unreliable and cheap. True, Taurus has had a muddy past but recent years and a company shake-up have driven the manufacturer to tighten quality control.
Back when I was looking for my first carry gun, a friend told me to look into Taurus for good quality at a reasonable price. I wanted something foolproof for pocket carry, something which would defy my best attempts to snag the draw, but could also be shot empty in-pocket just in case.