Friends don't let their friends buy a Taurus.I bought a Taurus PT-99 back around the first of March of this year. It is a stainless steel frame with the black rubber grips. The grips made the gun look cheep but from what I read about Taurus they sounded like a good gun. I like the gun a lot. Shortly after I bought the gun I ordered a set of Rose Wood grips from Taurus. Itís going on 14 weeks now since I ordered them. I call every couple of weeks to get a status of where they are and all I can get is they are on back order and donít know when they will be in. I will admit that the Taurus pistol I got is a nice gun but Taurusís customer service isnít worth a sh?? I even wrote to their President about there customer service dept. and didnít even get a response. Once they get your money for there product they donít seem to care about what happens next. If it is taken me this long to get a set of grips how long would it take to get a part for the gun that would keep it from working.