Taurus 856, Revolver


The Model 85 has been Taurus®’s most popular revolver since it was introduced, and it’s no wonder why. It features a smooth action, nice DA/SA trigger, and soft rubber grip—all for a very affordable price. For the 856, Taurus took one look at the Model 85 and said “We can do one better.” And they meant that literally—because the only major change they made was swapping out the 85’s 5-round cylinder with a 6-round cylinder. And you know what? That one extra round could make all the difference in a self-defense scenario. Other than that, it’s pretty much identical to the 85 you know and love. It’s still rated for +P, so it can still handle hot self-defense loads. It still has that great trigger. And it’s still dead-reliable.

  • New 6-round cylinder
  • +P rated to handle high-pressure loads under SAAMI specifications
  • Comfortable rubber grips
  • Transfer bar safety means only a trigger pull can make the gun fire

Key Specifications

  • Caliber: .38 Special+P
  • Action: Semi-automatic (DA/SA)
  • Capacity: 6
  • Barrel Length: 2″
  • Grips: Rubber
  • Sights: Fixed
  • Safety: Transfer bar
  • Overall Length: 6.55″
  • Overall Weight: 22 oz.