856 same grip size as the 85
Just checked the supplier Sports South inventory on line and they do not show they have any yet.
They have them listed but not in stock.
856 same grip size as the 85
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Just ordered one yesterday from Buds Gun Shop so when I get it I'll give a brief report on it.
Who has the 856 so far.
Buds Gun Shop
Kentucky Gun Co.
I was thinking of getting a small budget priced .38 I could keep by the front door, loaded up with shot shells, for taking our puppy out to do his business. The wife told me she saw what she swore was a 2' or so copperhead over by the woodshed, right where hoo doo goes to do his poo-poo. He's a little feller that will always be 10 lbs or less, and even a snake that size could kill him I think. Can't have nuthin' hurtin' my little buddy. (except me and a rolled up newspaper, and that's just noisy)
I wanted something smaller than my 2" K frame Smiths, bit larger that the puny 22 shotshells. The 45 colt is ideal, but it pulls my jammies off on the night runs, (when those critters like to hunt). Same thing with my little Taurus 44 special 445, they are just too heavy.
Anyway, I was browsing through one of the LGS and spotted a LNIB 856 (all steel, but still just 22 oz). I didn't know they made a 6 shooter that small, and it felt like a pretty darn good DA trigger. After negotiating it down to $225 OTD, it was a no brainer. Not exactly the true lightweight/ultralight or whatever I was thinking about getting, but way cheaper than I'd expected to spend.
After cycling it a couple of hundred time with snap caps, it seemed even better. So I tossed and empty can out in the yard and shot it to pieces with some 148 gr wadcutters I had handy. "Hey, this little guy is a shooter!" I decided. The grips seem nice too. I think it's a going to be just what the doctor ordered.
I guess I need to drag the paperwork out of the box and see what it says about the warranty. I really never gave it any consideration, but now my curiosity is up. All in all I think it's a well priced little revolver, even at regular retail, it has some pretty good online reviews. I'll report back it I have any problems. And if I find that little creepy crawler!
Hoo Doo is one cute looking pup!