I have heard many stories of terrible quality, barely above a rock, multiple trips for warranty etc. I have seen 1 or maybe 2 that weren't great but not shot enough to tell if they'd sink or swim. (I'm guessing sink). I personally have a gun that's got several thousand rounds through it (steel j frame 38spl) that I took to a demanding snubby pistol class and it functioned as thought the gun itself didn't know what label was on the sideplate. I also own a titanium snubby that has been just as reliable although several ounces lighter.
I've come to think a big part of the issue is just quality control, some are good, other's like forest gump's box of chocolates. Although I've had a decent experience I chalk it up to luck, save for another month or so and buy a S&W.
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