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Old May 17, 2019, 09:17 PM   #1
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Taurus 856 Concealed Hammer

I came across a reintroduced revolver series from Taurus, the 856. They are a 6 shot J frame size revolver in a number of different finishes, as well as steel frames or lightweight aluminum frames. Chambered in .38 special. The latest models come with a concealed/bobbed style hammer and removable pinned front sight:



Taurus announced the 856’s going back into production shortly after colt released their Cobra, and now the concealed hammer models along side Colt’s King Cobra release.

I have a few taurus pistols myself(all have been flawless) and decided to order one, a stainless steel frame and finish like the picture. At $246 shipped, I’m pretty happy, and cant wait to get it to the range. Glad to see more revolvers with removable front sights, and 6 shots vs 5.
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Old May 18, 2019, 09:30 AM   #2
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Where did you find it? I bought a used 605 polished stainless "hammerless" several months ago because I couldn't find a Taurus snubby without an exposed hammer? Neither the Taurus website or Bud's Gun Shop show any and their cheapest stainless 856 is shown at $279.
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Old May 18, 2019, 09:43 AM   #3
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centerfireguns.com has a few different models still in stock.
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I don't see the bobbed hammer 856 on Taurus' website, but it is in their catalog.
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centerfireguns.com has a few different models still in stock.
Thanks. They have a good selection at a good price and my FFL is already registered with them.
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Old May 18, 2019, 05:47 PM   #6
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OP, how is the DA trigger on your 856? I'm tempted to buy one but, without actually dry firing one first, I'm very leery.
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Wnycollector, the pull is about 12lbs. Its no S&W trigger, but it’s lighter and smoother than my stock SP101.
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Osbornk, I’ve bought several pistols and receivers from them. Great customer service and they usually ship same day, with free shipping!(usually UPS)
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Siggy-06, thanks for the info. I have had excellent luck swapping Wolff reduced weight springs on my Taurus 82 and 431 revolvers with zero issues. If I don't like the 856's trigger, I can just go down that road.
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