I purchased a new 850ss just short of three years ago and bought it for a CCW as well as something for the house that I knew wasn't going to be confusing to my wife in case she needed it for protection. It didn't get a lot of use because it wasn't purchased for plinking, therefore it only had maybe 500 rounds put through it due to range practice. I began to notice that the ejector gear, used for advancing the cylinder during the cocking sequence was looking as though it was disintegrating. Chunks of the gear teeth were breaking off and under a magnifier it looked like there might be cracks in it. I took it to my gunsmith and he agreed that it didn't look good. He advised that I send it back to Taurus for repair. Has anyone else experienced a similar problem with their Taurus revolvers? If you have to send it back to them for warranty work be prepared to wait. I sent mine in the first week of February 2007 and have received a notice that they received the pistol and said that I should expect 3 to 4 weeks for repair, that was the 4th of April. Well it's now a week away from June and still no gun and can't get a reply from anyone at Taurus, phone, fax, or smoke signals, nothing works. If you have the same problem with your revolver's ejector, you might want to consider purchasing the part and installing it yourself. I sure wish I had done that instead.