I like old S&W's. I don't care for the quality of the new ones I've seen lately. I don't like Taurus at all. I had one that malfunctioned right out of the box. I sent it back and they never did get it to work right. I've found Rugers to be of very high quality and very strong. Ruger has greatly improved the action on their GP models to the point I think they are better than the new S&Ws.