Originally Posted by gigglemonkee
The taurus and beretta are completely the same in barrel locking block and plunger. The taurus has a stainless steel guiderod while the beretta has a plastic but that is 25 bucks for a good one. I have all beretta parts in my taurus but like the frame based safety/decoder better. The barrel is better on the beretta but nothing a match grade won't fix.
Beretta has redesigned their locking block a few times. They are on their 3rd generation. From my understanding, Taurus uses the original design. Hence, the locking block will not likely be as durable.