Originally Posted by SS
What problems have you seen from Taurus in the last few years?
I have yet to come across anyone who has, first hand, had any problems with Taurus firearms since they were bought out years ago and all of their production was moved to Brazil.
Their 1911s are one of the best values on the market. You get the same performance and features out of one of their $650 1911s that you would get out of a comparable $1600 pistol because they do ALL of their design and production in house for every piece of their pistols now. That's why they're able to sell it for less.
About a year ago, Taurus 738, the recoil spring was jumping off the barrel, gouging into the frame. Sent it to Taurus, they sent it back in a new box labeled "news gun". It was the same gun. It went back again, after some time it was finally replaced, and sold directly after.
Taurus J-frame copy, the internal lock activated while firing, created a locked, loaded firearm that was quite unsafe. It was replaced without issue.
Last one was a Taurus .22 revo that had chambers that were so marred with tool marks the casings had to be knocked out with a dowel. Taurus customer service was god awful in this instance.
These are all pistols that I've personally fired, and was there when the malfunction happened/was noticed.