I have been reading a LOT of things about the Taurus line of handguns...revolvers and semis...and seems like there are many people who swear these guns are little more than a paper weight. I was stunned to see how many people say these guns are junk. I don't have a whole lot of experience with them but used to own one of their revolvers in .357 (gave the .357 to my little brother for his first gun) and currently own the PT101P .40. I love this weapon and if it were not so large I would use it as a carry gun without a second thought. I would estimate that I have fired 5-6000 rounds through this weapon with not one problem. I keep it clean, as I do all my guns and take proper care of it and it has served me well. I would not hesitate to purchase another and in fact have been looking at the other Taurus semis that are the Berreta "knock offs". IMO these are a quality firearm at a more than reasonable price!