While I love my Rugers, I have bought 4, and have to say my 1989 GP was the best. My 2007era 10/22 came with a defective extractor, that caused many malfunctions. My Standard MK3, from 2008 had the same extractor defect, and the LCI caused multiple out of battery firings. My NM Vaquero from around 2005 has pins that float 1/8" side to side, and I put rubber O rings in to keep them in place. It also has some parts that went straight from casting to sale. That said, I still have them all, still love them all, and they shoot great. But 3 new production firearms, and each has issues is not a good sign. I will say, maybe the Taurus fin/finish was as good as Ruger, but I bet the metallurgy, and blue-print adherence was far behind.