The Taurus 856 Defender is exceptionally reliable and it is lightweight and easy to conceal. This makes it an excellent conceal carry or self-defense revolver to own. It comes chambered in 38 Special with a 3 inch barrel. Features include wooden grips, a night front sight, and a 6 round capacity. Get one today at the best price online from GrabAGun!
Taurus 856 Defender Double-Action Revolver conceals well and packs a punch, with a full 6-round cylinder. The 856 Defender features an alloy frame, and a steel barrel, and cylinder. The exterior metal has a matte finish. A Tritium with Orange outline front sight and a fixed, groove rear sight acquire quickly, and interfere minimally when drawing the weapon from a holster, pocket, or purse. An exposed hammer allows you to cock and fire the revolver in single-action mode for precision accuracy, or fire instinctively in double-action mode. A transfer bar safety mechanism prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled fully to the rear.
The 856 Ultra-Lite also utilizes the Taurus Security System (TSS), enabling you to disable the weapon completely with the turn of a key. The Taurus 856 Double-Action Revolver is an affordable and reliable self-defense gun that's easy to learn how to operate, and quick to deploy in an emergency.
Lightweight. Easy to conceal. Exceptionally reliable. The Taurus Defender 856 is finely tuned to deliver the ultimate peace of mind for home and personal defense situations. This Defender 856 comes with night sights and special wood grips from Altamont.
Taurus 856 Defender Specifications
Caliber: 38 Special +P
Model: Defender 856
Action: DA / SA
Frame Finish: Tungsten Gray Cerakote
Frame Material: Steel
Sights: Night Front / Fixed Rear
Barrel Finish: Tungsten Gray Cerakote
Frame Size: Small
Grips: Altamont Wood
Cylinder Material: Steel
Cylinder Finish: Tungsten Gray Cerakote
Safety: Transfer Bar
Barrel Length: 3"
Max Capacity: 6
Weight: 24 oz
Frame Description: Tungsten Gray Cerakote Steel
Hammer Style: Exposed
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The New Taurus 856 and 605 T.O.R.O.
In October of 2022 we asked consumers what innovation they wanted to see on the heels of the 856 Executive Grade. The answer was swift and unanimous: a small frame optics ready revolver.
You asked, we answered. Introducing the first ever optics ready small frame revolvers, the Taurus 856 T.O.R.O. and the Taurus 605 T.O.R.O. Both revolvers are milled at the factory to accept the optics plate designed specifically for this application. The plate itself accepts compact red dots designed for the Holosun K footprint. For example, you could take the new 856 T.O.R.O. and mount the Holosun EPS Carry on it and be ready to roll.
The advantages to a red dot on a revolver are significant. Obviously, red dot sights are easier for many people to shoot. Additionally, a red dot can be zeroed to a specific grain weight or type of ammo, which wasn’t an option with a traditional fixed sight revolver.
Both the 856 and 605 T.O.R.O. are based on the incredibly popular Defender series from Taurus. These revolvers feature all steel construction, three-inch barrels, and a replaceable front sight. The triggers are Taurus’ excellent double-action/single-action trigger, which provides a smooth but fast pull in double action for serious defensive shooting.
Most importantly, we’ve partnered with industry leading brands in the concealment space so that when you get your T.O.R.O. revolver, you won’t have to wait six months for a holster. And of course, we’ve maintained our commitment to making reliable, affordable firearms. This means that the new 856 and 605 T.O.R.O. revolvers will have MSRPs that range from under $450 to $470 depending on whether you select the 6-shot .38 Special 856, or the 5-shot .357 Magnum 605 in black or stainless.
Some companies talk about how “innovative” they are. We didn’t talk. We just did it.
Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus”) and its subsidiaries continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus is based in Bainbridge, Georgia. Taurus is owned by Taurus Armas, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Taurus Armas S.A. manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.
For additional information, visit www.taurususa.com.
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