Originally Posted by Gun Geezer
Over the past couple of yrs., I've read that S&W's quality has been slipping but their prices sure haven't. I still have several older S&W's but for now, I'll take a Ruger.
I have heard the same stuff. Lots of people moving to Ruger, especially for the big bores. I know one guy that said his .44 mag Smith was a total POS, that couldn't even hold the grip of his new Ruger which he got after he ditched the Smith. Don't have a Ruger pistol or a Smith, Browning & Sig for me at the moment so I am not bashing because I am a huge Ruger fan. I do love their rifles though.