The fit and finish on this gun is absolutely flawless! All edges are well defined, seams clean, and markings clear and crisp! The satin finish is even over the entire gun, with the hammer, trigger, cylinder release getting a brighter polished look - not mirror, just brighter. The trigger is wide and smooth for DA shooting, and DA pull is CLEAN - smooth, without a hitch, not a hint of "gritty feel..." The hammer has an abbreviated, wide, checkered spur for easy SA cocking. SA let off is just a hair less "instant" than a Smith, but clean and smooth...a hint of movement.
The cylinder latch operates perfectly...crane to frame fit is precise and makes use of a small wedge-shaped, spring-loaded detent mounted atop the crane to enhance forward lockup, with the rear following the S&W "pattern" albeit with a slight bit more extension of the center pin and stronger spring than was common "back in the day."
The bore is clear and smooth, with cylinder accurate cylinder alignment.
The only negative about this beautiful Taurus would be the rubber grips...a bit too "long" front-to-back they don't fit this hand comfortably. Considering the frame shape beneath the grips, this gun would be better served with a set of aftermarket or custom grips that fill in behind the trigger guard, but leave the back-strap open for a more rounded, wider contact to the palm. Certainly the OEM grips are good enough for duty use, just not ideal for my taste.
It's very tempting to polish this thing out to a mirror finish and mount a set of well-figured wood grips.
Smith and Wesson doesn't have anything over Taurus on this model.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]