EVERY Taurus I have seen made since 1995 has been nothing but fine. Almost every gun maker makes a lemon now and again. Hell S&W made EVERY Sigma a lemon until the VE series came out, and they still have the worlds worst trigger pull. Taurus used to make crap and that was their goal. People will buy cheap crap which accounts for all the Jennings, Raven, Lorcin, and Hi Points out there. But when they changed their focus to quality guns the rep stuck. Alot of people also have the "Buy American" opinion as well which hurt the Taurus name. My Taurus PT92 has never had one jam or misfire, and my 44 mag pictured below takes the full power 44 Buffalo Bore loads with ease. my only complaint about the Taurus wheelguns is that the cylinder gap is too tight and some get sticky from rubbing when hot due to thermal expansion of the metal. Also my Taurus is made with forged steel, something Ruger does not use, and S&W charge over 2x as much for. Everyone has their opinions but I have seen Colts, CZs, and S&Ws have more issues than Taurus.
Here is my pea shooter 44