taurus 856 ultra lite
The Taurus 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. This 856 features a matte stainless finish.taurus 856 ultra lite
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. The DA/SA action and 2-inch barrel on the 856 optimizes on-body or off-body carry, and home defense usage.
The Taurus 856 6-round cylinder revolvers offer 18 small-frame 2.0” long barrel models. These are easy to conceal .38 Special +P double-action/single-action (DA/SA) revolvers that combine simple, effective design with easily managed recoil, accuracy, durability and reliability. Fit and finish are superb. Taurus 856s differ thanks to stainless steel or alloy frames, matte black or matte carbon finishes for the barrel and cylinder, a selection of anodized colors for the frame and a variety of black rubber grips.
Frame color choices include anodizing in azure blue, bronze, burned orange, matte black, matte stainless, matte natural (think satin) and Taurus 856 rouge. Anodizing applies the color in a thick hard coat finish that’s durable and long-lasting.
Key dimensions: all 856 models share the same a 4.80” height and 1.41” width. . It has two and a half finger recesses in front, horizontal ribbing in back, and diamond pattern raised side texturing.
However, some exceptions come to mind on the grips. For instance, there is an all matte black version that has a Viridian red-laser grip that has a right-hand mounted red laser that’s atop the grip and emits light up to a mile away at night or 25 yards away in daylight conditions. It has a master on/off switch and is grip activated. It’s even adjustable for windage and elevation. Weight on this model rises a tad to 22.6 ounces.
Another all matte black model is available with Gray Cyclone VZ Operator II Grips. In front is a fixed front serrated ramp sight while in back is a non-adjustable integrated rear sight. The curve of the external spurred hammer almost echoes the trigger’s curve. The guns come standard with fast reload enabling stellar clips.
Taurus 856s features a transfer bar safety.
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