I have bought S&W guns all my life and never had a problem with them. So I see no reason to change that habit. I would buy a Taurus at any given time if I find one that strikes my fancy. I use to do a lot of trading around with guns and I have had more than a few Taurus and there was nothing wrong with them. It's just I could make more with the Smiths,Colts and Rugers.