Taurus is said to be making a bid for Cerberus' gun group. Think how they could benefit from the prestige of the S&W. It would likely result in sone S&W guns to be made outside the US... (Did you know that many Buck knives are imported?)If a bid were made, there would likely be a bidding war by the likes of FN, Glock, Berretta ... They wouldn't want a competitor getting the brand. I figure it will result in whomever gets it paying more than its really worth just to keep someone else from getting it.