Taurus 856 Third Unboxing from Warranty Work (STILL NOT FIXED)

Taurus 856 Third Unboxing from Warranty Work (STILL NOT FIXED)

I just received my Taurus 856 back from warranty work a second time, as the first trip did not address the issue. Five months of ownership and two returns for warranty work, and not yet have I fired it reliably has left me wondering if Taurus is a good choice. Always appreciative of any channel help 🙂 https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5828221


  1. Gilberto Portillo on January 25, 2023 at 1:37 am

    I bought a 2” 856 in early 2020 and so far so good.

  2. C ELOWSKI on January 25, 2023 at 1:38 am

    HAHA, my Dad bought one of these a few months ago. Yep he saw the issues and sold it quickly. I had to laugh because he said he got a "good deal" on it. That’s why he bought it. I told him to stick to a Ruger or a S&W. yep, a bit more. But a bit more gun and grantee!!

  3. Brittney Ambroz on January 25, 2023 at 1:39 am

    Bought my first gun ever yesterday! Taurus 856. The bullets are scratching against the back because the spacing is too tight. Won’t rotate because of that. Absolutely wild.. took me forever to decide to finally own a gun and the one I buy has problems right off the bat. Thanks for your video. Looks like I’ll be going to a gunsmith.

  4. Budd Ditchendorf on January 25, 2023 at 1:39 am

    get a Charter Arms next time

  5. Francis GARNER on January 25, 2023 at 1:41 am

    Sir every gun maker have some problems. I have the 605 defender 357mag/38 3"barrel I brought it over a year ago no problems. I just bought the 856 UL DEFENDER 3"BARREL GLOW FRONT SITES. THREE MONTHS AGO BROTHER EVERYTHING IS SWEET 👍🏿👍🏿

  6. Bob Higgins on January 25, 2023 at 1:42 am

    We need to boycott and not buy anything until we start getting quality and reliability. Unless they want to start a new Manufacturer called "Dog Shit Firearms"

  7. Greg Carter on January 25, 2023 at 1:43 am

    Sell that gun and make it somebody else’s problem .

  8. I love Trump on January 25, 2023 at 1:43 am

    Your from Michigan. I always thought you were in New York i dont know why. I hope you didn’t vote for whitler or the crazy Attorney General Dana Nessel. I’m in St Claire County.

  9. Echosdad2 on January 25, 2023 at 1:44 am

    Thanks, now we all know for sure that Taurus sucks.😝

  10. Harry Wernsman on January 25, 2023 at 1:44 am

    I was contemplating purchasing a Taurus Model 327. After watching your entire video and listening to your story now I am not so sure. I would say you get what you pay for, and that is true to a degree, but you hear about stuff like this with all kinds of different brands , Colt comes to mind.

  11. CDLund on January 25, 2023 at 1:46 am

    You’re the second person lately who has returned an 856 multiple times and still not working. My takeaway is stay away from Taurus. It is not worth the "savings". I paid $450 for a used ex police S&W model 10 2" RB that was built in 1980 and still as reliable as day one. Worth a little extra money to avoid stuff like this. Thanks for your reviews.

  12. Gun Sam _Revolver Aficionado_ on January 25, 2023 at 1:47 am

    I wanted to mention this. I took a closer look, loaded the two dummy rounds with 4 empty cases, and the issue is just as bad, if not worse than it was before. Not only does the cylinder not rotate, but the cylinder will now often rotate clockwise (backwards) a full two chambers. I had just cleaned it really well before this happened worse, so obviously only the grime from them test firing it was the only thing holding it together.

  13. Ronald Weiss on January 25, 2023 at 1:48 am

    Take it to the range and let us know if there are any real problems when you load it with 6 real rounds.

  14. Steven K on January 25, 2023 at 1:49 am

    My Taurus story, Bought a used Taurus Tracker in 44 mag in May at range. Same kind of problem. cylinder would not advance after a few rounds, would not line up to forcing cone. First 2 times it was returned to me, it malfunctioned on initial tryout at range after a couple cylinders. First 2 times returned no problem found on paperwork. Third time returned in November, it actually functioned, went thru a whole box ok. At that point, range had a used S&W 629 4in in case. I traded in that bitch and got S&W for less than 500$. It’s been faultless for 5-6 years. If you think Taurus has a bad rep, I think it’s well deserved.

  15. Gary Glenn on January 25, 2023 at 1:51 am

    If I had to guess, the cylinder needs replacing. It appears that the pawl is bad on on that cylinder. My advice is to trade that revolver for a Ruger SP101 in 38 +p.The extra cost is well worth it. I’ve shot Rugers for around 45 years and I’ve never seen a bad revolver from them. That’s why I’ll always be a die hard Ruger man.

  16. red9man2130 on January 25, 2023 at 1:55 am

    Hey Sam, well after Taurus came out with the g2c/g3c I thought their bad old days might be over. Seems I was WRONG! Sam YOU should contact the CEO of Taurus about this! They are causing HUGE damage to their image and subsequent sales!

  17. Paul Hathcox on January 25, 2023 at 1:56 am

    Thanks for keeping us updated with this issue. That’s a rather disappointing outcome. It has damaged the Taurus brand for me.

  18. Brooke Turner on January 25, 2023 at 1:58 am

    So much for tarus. Sorry you got boned.

  19. iKocher on January 25, 2023 at 2:00 am

    I’m having the same behavior with my new 605. I need to actually shoot it to see if there will be a real issue

  20. ironhorse67 on January 25, 2023 at 2:01 am

    I had this exact issue on a 971 years ago. 3 trips to Taurus before it was corrected. Perhaps Taurus could modify the part for current production, ya know, to stop an ongoing, know problem

  21. chaburchak on January 25, 2023 at 2:02 am

    I’ve been looking for a two-cylinder Model 692 for about three years now. After seeing your problem with other Taurus revolvers, I think I can finally stop looking…

  22. Zlittle16 on January 25, 2023 at 2:03 am

    I haven’t had any problems with my 2" 856. Pull the trigger and it goes bang, although low and right but that’s a fixed sight revolver for you. I wonder if it’s a 3" issue?

  23. I am redeemed on January 25, 2023 at 2:03 am

    I just sent my 856 back for 2nd time. Got it back fired once and totally seized up again after being fixed. I definitely would not trust my life with it. It’s fired 7 times since I bought I new 2 months ago… disappointed to say the least

  24. Faryl Daryl on January 25, 2023 at 2:04 am

    That’s funny, I had probs with a Taurus 94 way back in the ’90s, namely the barrel came loose and rotated out a bit. I sent it in, and rather than fix it they sent me a new one. Cheaper for them, I spoze. Worked out cuz then I got to sell a brand new gun instead of a used one. If you want to fix this yourself instead of sending it back to the factory parts-changers, try peening the hand, a.k.a. pounding it flat-side on an anvil at the end that engages the cylinder, to extend it a skosh. Believe or not, that’s been an established method for Smiths since the olden days. I’ve used it on both a Model 28 and a Victory model.

  25. Mark Williams on January 25, 2023 at 2:07 am

    Lesson learned, Buy a Smith/ Wesson.

  26. Mike Seier on January 25, 2023 at 2:07 am

    Translation…Taurus= Garbage.

  27. ni9465 on January 25, 2023 at 2:09 am

    Gunnery Sam, these guns were designed for the asian market where versions of 1 2 3 chambers of Russian Roulette are played in upscale betting parlours. The house "favorite" knows to apply the right pressure to get a click with no spin also need long thumbs ha ha

  28. William Ray on January 25, 2023 at 2:12 am

    I never go with taurus.ruger, Smith Wesson or colt.what I go with. Good luck.

  29. PerceptionVsReality333 on January 25, 2023 at 2:13 am

    I was about to buy one of these a few months ago but thank God I didn’t.

  30. Big G on January 25, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Ha! I have a Taurus story from 1992. First and last Taurus I’ve owned.🎉

  31. kfsrmn on January 25, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Welcome to the club. I will not buy another Taurus. I sent a P92 back 3 times with no fix. Dumped it cheap. Guy who bought it knew it was not working.

  32. Adam Dean on January 25, 2023 at 2:14 am

    I want to like Taurus but stories like this keep me from doing so

  33. fmcprogrmr on January 25, 2023 at 2:14 am

    Did the cylinder in that gun have some front to back play?

  34. Jeff Colwell on January 25, 2023 at 2:15 am

    I have a Taurus 856 have no issues wish you all the best getting yours fixed.thanks for the tip will keep an eye onmine

  35. Len S on January 25, 2023 at 2:15 am

    Shouldn’t it go all the way around regardless of how many rounds are in it? Should work with just one round and 5 empties

  36. Mark Malone on January 25, 2023 at 2:15 am

    This is a complete and total sh!tbag of a company. They used to actually repair their worthless guns when you sent them in (I’ve bought 3 brand new, none worked out of the box), the last one I bought they totally jerked me around never addressing any concern through any means of communication, then lost the gun and eventually shipped it back unrepaired. We as Americans need to seize this company’s American assets and deport them from the country ASAP.

  37. Peter Blacksmith on January 25, 2023 at 2:17 am

    its funny that i found these videos right after paying for a Taurus 856 lol.

  38. Rob Goins on January 25, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Had some full power .357 hand loads destroy the timing on my dads on his 7-shot revolver. I tried to warn him it was too hot for his gun. He just did not wanna hear Rugers are tanks and are among the strongest revolvers. Which I proudly own.

  39. HunterHiker on January 25, 2023 at 2:18 am

    I’m glad u got the 605 and not the 856 then!

    What are your thoughts on the tracker 627 (4") I think I’ve decided that’s what I want next. Lighter than the ruger and s&w but has ports. Looking for a woods 357.

  40. EWB benvigotti on January 25, 2023 at 2:19 am

    So never 👎🏾 buy a Taurus. Support American workers and buy a SW!

  41. modelcitizen63 on January 25, 2023 at 2:22 am

    I’m sorry that you are having issues with your 856. I tried dry firing my 856UL doa while putting plenty of drag on the cylinder with my thumb and had no issues.

  42. PatriotDevilDog on January 25, 2023 at 2:23 am

    WOW HOLY S& IT I was recommending Taurus revolvers to my female friends. No more!!!!! Ruger probably!

  43. Doug Mac on January 25, 2023 at 2:24 am

    No manufacturer can guarantee their gun will work with handloads. But any new gun should work with any industry standard factory ammunition. If it is a 6 shot revolver it should work with any number of rounds between 1 & 6 in the cylinder. PERIOD!! I have, not counting Heritage 22s, 7 Taurus revolvers in the following calibers 22lr/22wmr (1), 357 magnum (3), 44spl (1), 410/45lc/454 Casull (1), 454/45lc (1). So far I have never had an issue with any of them. I also have several Colt, S&W, H&R, Iver Johnson and other lesser known revolvers, none of them have ever exhibited this problem. I did see a Colt Detective Special that was completely locked up, it couldn’t revolve cock or even open the cylinder. Any product manufacturered my man can fail, but Taurus should be able to fix it.

  44. Andy P on January 25, 2023 at 2:28 am

    I’ve bought a Taurus G2C. Bad mistake . Never buy a Taurus again

  45. AH! Why is there poop in your mouth on January 25, 2023 at 2:28 am

    Let this be a lesson, folks. Buy American. Or German if you want to get fancy.

  46. David R. on January 25, 2023 at 2:28 am


  47. GK on January 25, 2023 at 2:28 am

    I’ve had excellent luck with my M85 UL but we spent a half hour going over it when I bought it before we did the paperwork. At the time the local dealer was blowing them out for under $200 (856 had come out) and I couldn’t resist it at the price. Hopefully I dodged the bullet.

  48. James Thomas on January 25, 2023 at 2:29 am

    I’m not knocking Taurus at all, I had a 92 that was flawless, but of the two revolvers I’ve had ,one had the same issue you’re having and the other the crane was twisting during recoil and jamming it up. I no longer have any. I wanted to get the raging judge, but I think I’m gonna get a Smith guvnah or bigger.

  49. ogbobbye on January 25, 2023 at 2:34 am

    that is weird. what if for whatever reason you only have two rounds the gun is useless until you come up with 4 more. I try your finger test with my Ruger SP 101 and it function as it should. just like you I have shot many types of revolvers and have never seen an issue like that.

  50. steve hopkins on January 25, 2023 at 2:36 am

    I am having the exact same problem with my 856 3 inch. Sent back to Taurus repair. They replaced the cylinder. However dry firing with very slight finger pressure to the side of cylinder replicates the same issue as before. The cylinder still wants to not engage with the hand and wants to rotate backward or at least not move the cylinder into the firing position and lock up. Taking to the range to test fire soon. Of note, I have had zero problems with my 605 3 inch. Mechanically appears to be the same as the 856 just 5 shots and stronger for the .357 rounds. So from a design engineering point I can’t understand why this is happening with a lot of the 856s. Thanks for your video. Keep ‘em coming.

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