When money finally came my way I decided that I need a new .44 so I went to the gun store and I had my heart set on a Ruger redhawk in stainless. But then I remembered one thing. About ten years ago (during the dark days of the Clinton administration) there was smtih and wesson and colt cowtowing to the democrats and rolling over to their demands that they would make their guns with such garbage as electronic owner id safeties and internal locks on their guns, just giving in to grant them immunity from getting sued. It was during all this there was Taurus and Glock telling the politicians to shove it. They weren't going to cave. Well I and several others back then wrote letters to Taurus and Glock thanking them for standing by us the customers and I told them that my next handgun purchase was going to be a Taurus. Well after that I became broke and couldn't afford anything so for the past decade I didn't buy anything. I remembered all this when I was handling the Ruger, and I was balking at the Ruger's 600.00 price as well I'm not going to lie. And then I decided I was going to buy a Taurus. Which I did, and when I filled out the registration card I sent them a note explaning that though it took me a while I didn't forget that they stood up for us in our hour of need, and if they will still stand by us that I'm sure that they will stay in business for a long time. To tell the truth I own only one Taurus although I am leaning on getting another one.