I hadn't thought of:
I would love to say I am surprised at the Taurus Rep reaction, but it
would be a lie. Taurus, like many Latino-Based companies, still has not
figured out that the US Market favors the consumer and suffer with the
Take-It-Or-Leave-It attitude because consumers will gladly leave it and
go to the competition.
And that is the concept that is hard to swallow to Latino business people: Competition. The Latin business model is one of oligopoly or
downright monopoly and that affects both quality control and good
I've known some people who had a Taurus and loved it, and at least an equal number of "At least it goes 'bang' ". The latter including a Tracker .41 Mag revolver with visible machining marks in the chambers(yes, all of them), and a Model 92 clone that had to have both the front and rear sights kicked way over to the sides to get it on target. Combine that with all the "Guess what happened with this piece of crap" stories on gun blogs and forums, well, it does not give confidence.
Really too bad. They've got lots of good stuff, and if they'd make sure it all left the factory in the condition it should, they'd be selling everything to everybody.