Taurus Introduces New 856

Taurus Introduces New 856

.38 Special Revolver

Taurus recently introduced the new 856 into their expansive revolver line. The DA/SA action and 2-inch barrel on the 856 optimizes on-body or off-body carry, and home defense usage.

The 856 is a reliable 6-shot .38 Special revolver that features soft rubber grips, making it comfortable to shoot at the range while the double/single action increases speed and accuracy for follow up shots. The 856 is offered in either a matte black or matte stainless finish. Known for its easily managed recoil impulse, the .38 Special round of the 856 can accommodate ammunition ranging from light target loads to self-defense rounds.

Taurus 856 Revolver Specifications:

Caliber: .38 Special, +P Rated

Capacity: 6-shot

Action Type: DA/SA

Barrel Length: 2”

Weight: 22.10 oz.

Overall Length: 6.55”

Overal Height: 4.8”

Width: 1.41”


  • Cylinder: Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel
  • Frame: Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel
  • Barrel: Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel

Finish: Matte Black or Stainless Matte

Sights: Serrated Ramp Front/fixed Rear

Firing System: Spurred Hammer

Grip: Soft Rubber

Weight: 22.10 oz.

MSRP: $329

To learn more about the Taurus 856 and other Taurus products, please visit TaurusUSA.com

About Taurus:

Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus”) and its subsidiaries continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus is based in Miami, Florida. Taurus is owned by Taurus Armas, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Taurus Armas S.A. manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.

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