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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. 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. The 2-inch barrel on the 856 now comes with a removable serrated front sight optimizing on-body or off-body carry, and home defense usage.

Federal law requires firearms to be shipped to FFL Dealers. If you do not specify the name and shipping address of your dealer, your order will be delayed. Federal law requires that you be 21 years of age or older to purchase a handgun, frame or receiver. To purchase a shotgun or rifle, you must be 18 years of age or older. 18 U.S.C. Section 922(b)(1).

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While we make every effort to ensure that our product photos are accurate, manufacturers occasionally change the design of components such as triggers, sights, or magazines without notice. Also, modifications to the firearm or component may be required in order to meet specific state compliance requirements. While we make every effort to accurately describe and illustrate the item you are going to receive, there may be visual differences on various components that do not affect functionality.

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Frame Size Small

Capacity 6 rds

Action Type DA/SA

Caliber 38 SPECIAL +P

Height 4.80"

Width 1.41"

Weight 16.00 oz.

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2/5 Stars Date: May 21, 2021 Reviewed by: nymike Spend the extra money for a S&W!

I found the grips to be very uncomfortable but was able to fix that with a pair of rubber Houge grips for a Model 85. Despite what some people say, holsters for a J frame or model 85 DO NOT fit, holsters for a Detective Special do but are sometimes harder to find. Finally, the finish had several scratches near the cylinder. I contacted Taurus customer support and was told that the finish IS NOT a warranty issue. They refused to repair it. Once upon a time, when companies had quality control, this one never would have left the factory.