We own two Taurus guns, a PT111 (first version) and a J-frame. Both were purchased over 10 years ago. BOTH had problems. I am handy with tools and fixed each issue, but most folks would have needed to send the guns in for repair. Both problems were due to quality control issues, not design issues.

I will never personally purchase another Taurus unless it is (1) cheap and (2) a toy for range practice of some kind, like my Ruger MkIIs. Will never trust a Taurus with my life. I know they make some good guns, but once (twice) burnt, twice shy.