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    Taurus 856 38 spl

    Saw a post on Taurus FB page about a new 6 shot 38spl coming on line. I wonder if there'll be a year wait for it to be on the actual market?
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    I have a 856 that I have owned for years now. It is 6 shot magnesium revolver. It is not approved to shot +P ammunition however.
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    I have often heard that "Change is Good". If this is a fact, why does history tend to repeat itself so often. I'm guessing that it is so we can learn from our mistakes that change is good?

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    It features prominently in their annual magazine. I'm looking forward to it. It should take the Colt Detective speed loaders and is light at 22.2 ounces. It may not be rated for +P according to some reports I've read, but so what? I'd rather carry a heavier bullet as opposed to a higher velocity bullet.

    It is really time for six shot snubbies in .38 to make an appearance again. Everyone wants .357, but most wind up shooting .38 instead. The .357 round is hard to handle out of a snubbie. I can do it, but the accuracy decreases and it takes longer to get back on target. That is why I carry three 158 grain .38's as my first three rounds in my 605 followed by two .357's for insurance. In the scheme of things, I'm just as confident with six rounds of .38.

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    It's good Taurus is bringing this one back. I got one back when they were offered the last time. Mine is matte stainless steel finish & weights 22.2 oz. It is rated for +P ammo, but I just shoot regular 38 spl. It's loaded with Buffalo Bore LSWC (Lead Semi Wad Cutter) "FBI Load". These are standard pressure cartridges with a 158 grain bullet and 850 fps tested from a 2" barrel.

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    Saw a post on Taurus FB page about a new 6 shot 38spl coming on line. I wonder if there'll be a year wait for it to be on the actual market?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlee View Post
    It's good Taurus is bringing this one back. I got one back when they were offered the last time. Mine is matte stainless steel finish & weights 22.2 oz. It is rated for +P ammo, but I just shoot regular 38 spl. It's loaded with Buffalo Bore LSWC (Lead Semi Wad Cutter) "FBI Load". These are standard pressure cartridges with a 158 grain bullet and 850 fps tested from a 2" barrel.
    I agree, I think there is a place for a 6 shot snub. 20% more firepower is always appealing. I always like the Colt Detective Special because of this.
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    Agree about the extra round. I pretty much only carry my M856 as my carry weapon. If I'm traveling and it cool enough to wear a jacket outside, many times I'll just drop it in the pocket of the jacket or coat. Fits there very nicely.

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    I agree, I think there is a place for a 6 shot snub. 20% more firepower is always appealing. I always like the Colt Detective Special because of this.
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    I was actually considering possibly getting a Spectrum after all the "new gun' bugs got worked out but seeing Taurus coming out with a 6-shot snubbie puts the Spectrum way, way, way on the back burner. I can hear an 856UL calling my name as I type this. Gonna have to keep an eye out for when they are available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slong115 View Post
    I was actually considering possibly getting a Spectrum after all the "new gun' bugs got worked out but seeing Taurus coming out with a 6-shot snubbie puts the Spectrum way, way, way on the back burner. I can hear an 856UL calling my name as I type this. Gonna have to keep an eye out for when they are available.
    I haven't heard any scuttlebutt about the magnesium 856 making a return. It didn't handle +P ammo anyway, so probably no big loss, I would be in favor of a 856UL though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy View Post
    I haven't heard any scuttlebutt about the magnesium 856 making a return. It didn't handle +P ammo anyway, so probably no big loss, I would be in favor of a 856UL though.
    Saw it on the Gun Genie site which lists an 856UL with a weight of 15.7 ounces. Of course.......NONE AVAILABLE. I can wait as it gives me some time to set aside a few $$$ for a possible purchase.
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    The 856 magnesium is only 13.2 ounces, it makes my 85UL feel heavy. But, Yes, No +P ammo.
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    I have often heard that "Change is Good". If this is a fact, why does history tend to repeat itself so often. I'm guessing that it is so we can learn from our mistakes that change is good?

 

 
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