I wouldn't say that you are fortunate.
My point is that for the person that might buy a weapon and rely on it, only to find that it does not work correctly (hopefully not in a self defense situation) may likely not have the ability to define the problem /repair or even notice the problem until its in use.
I have several Taurus firearms that have been reliable like two 24/7 C Pro D/S, a 1911 in Alloy frame, a duo tone 1911 and had a 709 that ran perfectly, unfortunately I could not hit a bull in the butt with that gun.
I have a model 99 thats well north of 10,000 rounds as well.
its just the other 5 that have been problem children and the reason that I do not recommend the brand to others.
so I agree there are lots out there that work fine I am sure, but many times its like getting a bad M & M you don't know it till you bite into it.