Well, let’s look at it realistically; by the OP’s own words, he screwed up his own gun. Then ranted about the gun not functioning despite the knowledge he screwed it up. Then erroneously ranted about Taurus charging $50 to ship when in fact it is free shipping. So it would seem Taurus is fixing a user created issue for free. Sounds reputable to me. Looking further into this thread, those by-and-large that actually own a Taurus are giving the thumbs up. And since actual users are reporting respectably high round counts on various models as well as reliability I don’t see the issue.