Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Taurus Expands 856 Lineup

Taurus® Expands New 856 Lineup

Ultralight .38 Special Revolver Now Offered in Custom Colors

Following the recent release of the all-new Taurus 856 compact revolver, Taurus has expanded the 856 Ultralight lineup by introducing four optional anodized coatings. Now available in Azure, Bronze, Burnt Orange, or Rouge aluminum frames, the 856 Ultralight offers a custom flair for those looking for a discrete carry or home defense handgun.

The 856 Ultralight is based on the standard 856 revolver but features an aluminum frame for reduced carry weight (15.7 ounces unloaded), making it an ideal handgun for easy, all-day carry on the body or off. Chambered in .38 Special with a 6-shot capacity, the 856 is designed with an ergonomic, soft-rubber grip that ensures positive retention while mitigating recoil for comfortable shooting and quick target reacquisition. Further promoting reliable function and fast follow-up shots is the double/single action type featuring a spurred hammer firing system.

Contrasting the anodized aluminum finish are the cylinder, barrel, trigger, and hammer finishes. Consumers can choose between matte black carbon steel or matte stainless steel for additional customizing options.

To accommodate self-defense or target shooting needs, the 856 can be used with ammunition ranging from light target loads to self-defense rounds.

Taurus 856 Ultralight Revolver Specifications:

Caliber: .38 Special, +P Rated

Capacity: 6-shot

Color Finish: Azure (blue), Bronze, Burnt Orange, Rouge (red)

Action Type: DA/SA

Trigger Pull: 10-12 lbs. (DA), 4-6 lbs. (SA)

Barrel Length: 2”

Weight: 15.7 oz. (unloaded)

Overall Length: 6.55”

Overall Height: 4.8”

Width: 1.41”


  • Cylinder: Matte Black Carbon Steel or Matte Stainless Steel
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Barrel: Matte Black Carbon Steel or Matte Stainless Steel

Sights: Serrated Ramp Front/Fixed Rear

Firing System: Spurred Hammer

Grip: Soft Rubber

MSRP: $359 (color + black); $379 (color + SS)

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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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