New For 2022: Taurus Executive Grade 856

New For 2022: Taurus Executive Grade 856

Taurus added a new model to its 856 revolver lineup in 2022 with the launch of its all-new Executive Grade. With this new offering, consumers can now get upgraded performance features and an improved finish applied by a special team of builders in a purpose-built production room at the company’s facility in Bainbridge, Ga.

The Taurus Executive Grade 856 is built from stainless steel and features a hand-polished satin finish, which is intended to provide smoother draws from leather holsters. The finish is also corrosion-resistant, and the gun’s contours provide a comfortable feel in the hand, especially in concert with the premium Altamont wood grips.

Enhancements can also be found inside the gun, too. The mouth of each cylinder has been smoothed and chamfered, providing a seamless pathway into the chamber for each individual cartridge. This ensures that users can quickly and easily get their gun back into action, whether loading rounds one at a time or using a speedloader. Gunsmiths at the Taurus facility also took the opportunity to clean up the trigger pull on the Executive Grade 856, too, providing a smooth double-action pull that breaks cleanly at the end of each trigger stroke.

Each Taurus Executive Grade 856 revolver is built with a 3″ barrel and a bobbed hammer, providing a great balance between shootability and ease of carry. The bobbed hammer, especially, makes the gun easy to draw from under a concealment garment without any hang-ups. Each Executive Grade 856 also ships with a Pelican Vault hard case for storage and transport.

The Taurus Executive Grade 856 is chambered in .38 Spl. +P and has a cylinder capacity of six rounds. The suggested retail price on the gun is $689. For more information, visit


  1. Predrag Djuric on March 12, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Should be better than the 250$ RIA Armscore .38Spcl.

  2. comiketiger on March 12, 2023 at 2:52 am

    I do want a hammer. I would not likely buy without one. I’m capable of deciding if my situation is best with a cocked revolver or a double action need.

  3. thebluesrockers on March 12, 2023 at 2:54 am

    $689.00 for a basic $15.00 Galloway spring kit, that will take someone about 15 minutes to do, and a $55.00 grip. and a $40.00 plastic box? No thanks, I’ll just buy new grips and a spring kit from Galloway. I could care less about that good for nothing plastic box…I can buy a S&W 637 for $469.00 why on earth would anyone buy that for over $700.00 bucks after tax?

  4. R J on March 12, 2023 at 2:56 am

    if that where a 6 shot model 65 357 with a hammer I’d buy it.
    but it’s not.

  5. Benigno Bismar on March 12, 2023 at 2:58 am

    very nice taurus revolver! πŸ‘

  6. JAMES ALAMILLO on March 12, 2023 at 3:00 am

    I have this revolver and I love it! It’s my new conceal carry gun!!

  7. nonya biz on March 12, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Looks very nice! The gun looks about the same size as a Charter Arms Bulldog 44 which is one of the best effective carry revolvers out there however you have 6 shots of 38 special with the 856 so you get one more for a revolver of that size that usually is only 5. The Taurus Executive line is going to be more refined models. Its going to be similar to what S&W does with there Performance Center made guns which is great news! Taurus has been needing to do this for a long time and I hope it evolves into there semi auto line as well.

  8. Kevin Hennig on March 12, 2023 at 3:15 am

    What calibers will be available in the Executive line?

  9. STEVE P on March 12, 2023 at 3:20 am

    A little expensive though. I’d prefer a synthetic grip, that’s just me.

  10. Brett Phillips on March 12, 2023 at 3:27 am

    That would actually be a bobbed hammer, not concealed. I like that detail on a carry revolver though, nice gun.

  11. Bill Whitmire on March 12, 2023 at 3:33 am

    Waiting on the 856UL DAO 2 inch barreled version

  12. John Grytbakk on March 12, 2023 at 3:41 am

    Nice. Looks good.

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