I need some help. I posted on here a while back about opinions on Taurus revolvers and I got a lot of opinions about going up to a Ruger instead...I checked out Ruger and I love them but my budget is pretty firm, so it's probably not gonna happen.
So I'm leaning toward the 65 model .357 wth a 4 inch barrel and ss finish. I was looking in a "respected" gun shop in Colorado Springs yesterday and the sales guy told me "these are piece of crap guns, and I wouldm't own one for free". I turned and left feeling pretty frustrated and disappointed. I'd never been so talked down to by a salesperson. I don't think he wanted to deal with me if I wasn't buying an expensive Smith.
Why is there so much hate for Taurus? I get the iffy cs complaints, but I hear about issues now and then with the expensive revolvers and they seem to be pretty easily forgiven or overlooked.
Am I making a huge mistake in getting this model (haven't ordered it yet)??? It's my first revolver and I want to have it a long time...not looking for resale value in it.
Another store near me has EAA revolvers in the similar price range. Any comparison to Taurus?
Any thoughts from Taurus owners would really help me out on this.