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Taurus 856 Standard Stainless .38 SPL 2-inch 6Rds

Taurus 856 Standard Stainless .38 SPL 2-inch 6Rds

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Taurus makes some fantastic revolvers, and this .38 SPL model 856 is one of the best! Get your very own for a great price from GrabAGun today. Part #: 2856029

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Why did you choose this?
GrabAGun Store
The price, low shipping cost and manufacturer's coupon.
Samuel M on Sep 13, 2019
excellent price for the quality
Juan C L on Sep 5, 2019
The price, low shipping cost and manufacturer's coupon.
Samuel M on Sep 13, 2019
Great reviews and good price
CHARLES S on Sep 6, 2019
excellent price for the quality
Juan C L on Sep 5, 2019
good price and areally good reviews
jose c on Sep 3, 2019
Max R on Sep 1, 2019
Max R on Sep 1, 2019
Wanted the stainless steel version not the alloy frame and of course the great price GrabAGun offers.
Steven M on Aug 30, 2019
appears to be a good purchase.
Mark J on Aug 30, 2019
Compatibility for wife. Value for $.
Gregory R on Aug 8, 2019
Already used GAG, to purchase my Remington R1 Enhanced. Great prices, and customer service!
DAVID K. J on Jul 4, 2019
Six round capacity; previous good experiences with Taurus Model 85's. Hope the 856 will be as good!
Gene M on Jun 23, 2019
Michael K on Jun 18, 2019
Claude E on Jun 17, 2019
Current owner of a Taurus Tracker 44 Mag and I love it. I wanted a smaller version for CC and the deal on this .38 is excellent.
William R on Jun 5, 2019
price and I like Taurus guns especially 6 round 38
Wayne C on May 30, 2019
Compact balanced body revolver with a lowest price.
Furqan K on May 24, 2019
Great value and warranty is forever.
Neil on May 19, 2019
Small<br />Easy to use
Phyllis G on Apr 14, 2019
cost and size
TRACEY P on Apr 10, 2019
Good concealed gun, 6 shot instead 5 shot.
Joseph W on Apr 4, 2019
I have a taurus 85 that I purchased in 1994 and it continues to work perfectly. Wanted the newest model and the price is great. Reviews on this revolver are very good so now is the time to buy.
Alex C on Mar 25, 2019
Wanted the new model for +p and the new Taurus grip for this new model
Louis D on Mar 6, 2019
I like Taurus hand guns and I wanted a 38....by far the best price I found...thanks
Al M on Mar 2, 2019
6 round capacity.
JAMES M on Jan 4, 2019
SS, +P 6 Rounds, 22 oz. , price
wayne o on Aug 7, 2018
Great reviews and good price
CHARLES S on Sep 6, 2019
good price and areally good reviews
jose c on Sep 3, 2019
Glenn on Jun 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Taurus states that the 856 in .38 Special is rated for +P ammo. The manual also includes the following information: Even if your Taurus firearm is rated for Plus-P (ā€œ+Pā€) ammunition, such ammunition generates pressures significantly in excess of the pressures associated with standard ammunition. Such pressures may affect the useful life of the firearm or exceed the margin of safety built into many firearms. Unless you need +P ammunition, do not use it, particularly for practice.
Does this model have a transfer bar safety?
Jerry on Sep 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does have the transfer bar. But does not have the Taurus lock system .
Taurus website has the 856 listed as non +p. Is the +p rating stated here correct?
Austen on Aug 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I know for sure the stainless steel version is +p rated
Does it come with the grips shown, or the newer grips?
Jason on Mar 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: IT COMES WITH A DIFFERENT GRIP THAN THE ONE SHOWN. It has a ribbed edge on the rear of the grip, a good grip, a good pistol, shoots good!
Does this model accept J-Frame S&W grips, such as a Crimson Trace for the J-Frame?
Thomas on Jun 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have not tried J frame grips but the Taurus web site lists a Viridian Red Grip Laser grip set for $279.00 for this gun.
4.8 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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Great Value for the money!
This is a very good shooting short barreled revolver. The stainless steel frame helps keep the recoil under control and the factory grips absorb recoil as well.
The sixth shot is also one up on "J" frames and sp101's. Grab a Gun also delivered this item very quickly.
September 6, 2019
2 months ago
Does What it is Supposed to Do....
Purchased for my 70 year old sis-in-law. For a short barrel, seems to be pretty accurate. I'm used to about 4# trigger pull, on my Kimber Ultra CDP, and Remington R1 Enhanced, so this double action pull is quite stiff.
The only negative is, there is no safety, so, to carry safely, she must keep one chamber empty, under the hammer.
July 24, 2019
2 months ago
Best Buy!
Have had mixed experience with Taurus over the past 30 years; but this one seems to be one of their best offerings. Light enough to carry; heavy enough to soak up a lot of recoil. Great grips; tight lockup; accurate; and so far; very reliable! Carry it daily along with an 856 ultra light.
July 13, 2019
2 months ago
I think it is a good little gun , I like it.
July 8, 2019
2 months ago
Good revolver
Good gun at a great price taurus Revolvers
Are a good buy. Not so much for there Auto’s
July 7, 2019
2 months ago
Great concealed cary
Very well satisfied with my purchase of this gun.It is easily concealed lightweight with 6 rounds. Very dependable revolver All around Great gun for the money.
June 27, 2019
3 months ago
Perfect Snubby
Absolutely love this revolver! Fit, finish, lockup and timing all perfect. Taurus is making fine, world-class revolvers at an affordable price. Do not believe the nay-sayers. Great gun!
June 8, 2019
3 months ago
Great Revolver!
Am a S&W guy. Have several older S&W revolvers and was reluctant to get a Taurus. The trigger and construction are first class. I was pleasantly surprised. Attached is a pic of my friend shooting it. She is in her 60's and is tiny. The wgt of this pistol made it very easy for her to control. She did exceptionally well in the FBI failure to stop drill.
May 21, 2019
4 months ago
Love this revolver! Shots great, easy to conceal and reliable caliber.
April 14, 2019
5 months ago
This Taurus is just as good as my S&W and Ruger Stubbies. Great trigger in both SA and DA.
April 9, 2019
5 months ago


856 Standard Features

The 856 model is ultra fast, ultra reliable, and has the capacity of six shots. They are available in blued steel, and now they have 20% more firepower with virtually no gain in size. The overall frame depth and height were not changed, and a model 856 fits easily into any model 85 holster. They also feature the Taurus Security System.

856 Standard Specifications

  • Brand: Taurus
  • Category: Revolvers
  • Caliber: 38 Special
  • Model: 856
  • Type: Revolver
  • Action: Single / Double
  • Barrel Length Range: 2.00" to 2.99"
  • Sights: Fixed
  • Capacity: 6
  • Frame Description: Stainless
  • Grips: Black Synthetic
  • OAL: 6.55"
  • Weight: 22.2 oz
  • Barrel Length: 2"
  • Note: Not rated for P Ammunition
Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Taurus
SKU GAG_TI856029
Condition New in Box
Action Type No
Caliber .38 SPL
UPC 725327605607
Model 856 Standard
Type No
Manufacturer Part Number 2856029
Accessories No
Barrel Length 2
Finish Per Color Stainless
Capacity 6
Firing Casing No
Frame Per Material Steel
Hand No
Sights No