Taurus has always had a few weak points in my eyes, but in all actuality you know what you are buying. They make a good gun for the money. With Taurus you pay a lot less and get the same thing… well after a few hundred rounds anyways. Their machining is very rough and clearly mass produced which is different from anyone else producing a similar firearm in this caliber and weapon type. Generally the rough machining causes things to fit poorly until worn down from use.
I have put about 500 rounds through this gun before writing the first impression and the first 300 were a flat-out terrible sloppy mess. This thing jammed constantly and above all else, was unreliable. Well, that was the first date. Since then we have hung out a few times and to say the least I think we can get along. After the first 300 rounds my issues have almost completely disappeared. The jams are almost non-existent and when they happen it is on the last round in the magazine and clears itself when loading a new magazine.
The trigger is competition grade with around a 4.5 – 5 pound break (from my guess, not their specs) and it is a straight shooter, and I mean this thing is accurate. I can drive tacks with this gun. It sports a bull barrel and certainly shows on your target. She is sexy, appealing and a cheap date at that. All in all this gun has been perfect after the break-in period. I will keep you posted with the full review.