I bought a used Berreta Stampede (made by Uberti for Berreta) at a gun show back in December and have had several problems with it. The first time at the range after buying it the front sight fell out. A local gunsmith who has been at the gunsmithing profession for over sixty years (yes, he is on the older side and has seen it all) said that the blade front sight was barely soldered and that is why it came out. Many major gun makers back up their products with a good warranty (Taurus, for example, has a transferable lifetime warranty). I was quite disappointed to find Berreta extremely deficient in their warranty and will bear this in mind when making future firearms purchases. As the second owner and therefore not the original purchaser of this gun, no manufacturing defects are covered. So, $50 dollars and two and a half months later I took it to the range again over the weekend. After nearly two boxes of ammo something in the transfer safety bar mechanism broke! I took the Stampede in to the gunsmith today and hopefully will get word soon as to what is wrong now and the cost of repair. The one thought in my mind is this: Is the Stampede a poorly designed or sloppily crafted revolver that has given many others the same kind of grief? Am I better served to trade it off (definately not to a friend) and take the loss or is this truly an anomally and not representative of Berreta, Uberti and most especially, the Stampede?!!! My Stampede actually shoots better than my third generation Colt Single Action Army, but the Colt has never broke or let me down, even after nearly a thousand rounds throught it. It is really a shame that such a great shooting gun has turned into the ultimate "shop queen."