Long time gun owner from KY. I am honestly more a Ruger guy. I joined to specifically ask you guys a question, and you can find it in the Revolver section. My 1st centerfire revolver was a Taurus .357 Mag, many moons ago. Since then I have owned a few Taurus guns, a Tracker in .45 Colt, a 9mm and a .45 ACP (it is early and I can't recall all the model #s!) My most recent Taurus is a Model 44, and I really like it. They have all been good guns. I think a lot of folks knock Taurus guns that have never owned one.