While back a guy came into the range with an OLD single-action revolver and a Taurus .357. No ammo available for the SA, but he wanted 'some of those short .38s for practice."
"No, those short ones, they don't recoil much."
"The only short .38 I can think of is .38 S&W, and they won't fit in this."
"Yes, they will, and they cost less."
So I got a round of .38 S&W, and it WOULD chamber in the Taurus's cylinder...
That's not good. At all. He really wasn't happy when I told him that not only does .38S&W cost more than .38 Special, but that what he really needed to do was send this thing back to Taurus for a cylinder that's in spec.
Taurus has some nice guns, but you just cannot trust their QC. If you get a good one, it's great, otherwise you may have multiple shipments back to them for warranty service in your future.