I have found Taurus's to be as reliable as any other make. Considering that Taurus bought the Brazilian plant owned by Beretta where Beretta made 92's, do you think the Taurus PT-92 would suddenly be a whole lot different than a few months/days before when it was owned by Beretta? All guns, or any gun can have an issue. But they are generally limited to a single case rather than "class" problems with the whole production series. It's like buying a new car these days. Some days ya get a lemon, when everyone else loves theirs!