Taurus® 856 Revolver

Taurus® 856 Revolver


Lightweight. Easy to conceal. Exceptionally reliable.
The Taurus® 856 is finely tuned to deliver the ultimate
peace of mind for home and personal defense situations.

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.

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


  1. Texas Bass Freak on October 20, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    A very accurate .38 SPL/.38 SPL +P Snub nose Revolver. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing one!!!

  2. Tetos pewpews on October 20, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    What altamont grips can fit my 856 similar to the falconia line

  3. Jay Dee on October 20, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    I’m not much for snub nose revolvers, so I bought the new Defender 856, instead. Great little handgun.

  4. ISLAM ALALAWNEH on October 20, 2022 at 9:22 pm


  5. Dave's backyard chickens and outdoors on October 20, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Great handgun. Great for home carry doing yardwork. Easy to clean when it gets dusty. Such a convenient little self protection handgun.

  6. El Rico on October 20, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Im viewing these mod 856’s .38’s. But have a few questions…important decision making questions 1 Are Taurus’ considered to be rough guns… can they take a beating everyday carry? 2 what steel exactly is used throughout this gun, barrel, frame, cylinder, crane etc ? 3 Are Taurus gun steels forged or cast? 4 are areas of the guns steel softer that other areas…. ie… barrel and cylinder, crane, frame etc ? 5 how is the rifling made? Does Taurus boast about having very good tolerances… throughout ? I must know before I buy as with any other make firearm.

  7. BeauAmoureux.com on October 20, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    One of my EDC guns. I highly recommend it! 👍🏿

  8. Matthew Robinson on October 20, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Just purchased an 856 Ultra Lite, and so far I really love it, except for the rubber grips. There’s really nothing wrong with them, I just like traditional wooden panel stocks, preferably checkered, that leave the area open between the trigger guard and the grip. There’s a hole on the left side of the frame just forward of the area covered by the panel grip, so I can’t do that, but I figure the Taurus wood grip for small frame revolvers will work close enough. Other than that, the 856 U.L. seems like an excellent hand gun. It’s very accurate and intuitive in operation.

  9. Tom Luna on October 20, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    What do you guys think about the weird hammer lock safety?

  10. Kyle S on October 20, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    I love mine

  11. niadhf on October 20, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Will the 3" barrel that is offered in the South American Countries be available in the USA soon? Please!

  12. kevin breaux on October 20, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    How many rounds can I expect from this with standard loadings? I just purchased a steel model.

  13. Fumasterchu on October 20, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    How about a 9mm version of the TX22, that would sell like hotcakes!

  14. R Mazurek on October 20, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Take the barrel off of the 692, put it on the 856 and call it a day!