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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenShot View Post
    So are there two versions of the 2018 856? A 15oz and a 23oz? The Taurus website only lists the blue 23oz one.
    That is correct. The web-site is not up to date.
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    So the 856 must come UL aluminum frame & a steel frame version ...
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    This information came from the Sports South Wholesale Firearms Web-Site.

    They shoe 0 in stock.


    Taurus 2856029 Model 856 Standard 38 Special 2" 6rd Fixed Sight Blk Syn Grip SS

    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.


    SPECIFICATIONS:
    Mfg Item Num: 2856029
    Category: REVOLVERS
    Type :Revolver
    Action :Single/Double
    Caliber :38 Special
    Barrel Length :2"
    Capacity :6
    Hammer Style :
    Grips :Black Synthetic
    Sights :Fixed
    Weight :22.2 oz
    Frame Description :Stainless
    Frame Size :
    Cylinder Finish :
    Barrel Finish :
    OAL :
    Includes :
    Barrel Length Range :2.00" to 2.99"


    TAURUS INTERNATIONAL Ultra Lite

    Taurus 2856029UL 856 Ultra Lite Single/Double 38 Special 2" 6 rd Black Rubber Grip Stainless Steel

    Taurus' 856 is ideal on-body or off-body carry, and home defense usage. It
    features soft rubber grips, while the double/single action increases speed
    and accuracy for follow-up shots. The 856 also has serrated ramp
    front/fixed rear sights and a transfer bar safety.
    his model has a 2" barrel, aluminum frame, and stainless steel metal finish.


    SPECIFICATIONS:
    Mfg Item Num: 2856029UL
    Category: REVOLVERS
    Type :Revolver
    Action :Single/Double
    Caliber :38 Special
    Barrel Length :2"
    Capacity :6
    Hammer Style :Exposed
    Grips :Black Rubber
    Sights :Red Ramp Front, Adjustable Rear
    Weight :15.7 oz
    Frame Description :Stainless Steel
    Frame Size :
    Cylinder Finish :Stainless Steel
    Barrel Finish :Stainless Steel
    OAL :6.5"
    Includes :
    Barrel Length Range :2.00" to 2.99"
    Last edited by djh; 08-24-2018 at 06:42 AM.
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    Id love to see a 856 with a 3 inch barrel !

    "Barrel Length Range :2.00" to 2.99"
    Last edited by Buckeye!; 08-24-2018 at 07:39 PM.
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    Well, I shot my 85 today and love the thing. But, I might upgrade with an extra round in the future, can't rule it out. The 85 ain't broke, though. Danged accurate little snubby.
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    A 6-shot snubbie is definitely a future buy for me. The new 1-yr warranty from Taurus concerns me a bit but then I have never had to use the lifetime warranties on my Model 85 or PT111 G2....so it might be a moot point. Being mostly a 'revolver guy', I carry a Ruger LCR every day, all day, but I think of a 5-shooter as a 'bare minimum' for self-defense and would feel more comfortable with even 1 extra round. I do want to check out a Charter Arms Police Undercover, which is also a 6-shooter, but I like my Taurus Model 85 a lot and figure the 856 might be very similar. I have the full-steel Model 85 so I don't carry it but love to shoot it at the range. It is just too heavy for me to pocket carry like I do the LCR. I have enough problems keeping my pants from sliding down with the added weight of the 85. LOL So, if I get an 856, it will definitely be the 856UL.

    The new 856's must be selling quite well as my local gun store has started to show them 'out of stock' and the same for Gun Genie. I have not seen one in person, yet.

    I have not seen the Charter Arms model in person yet, either. I have never shot a Charter Arms, either, and rarely even handled one, so I don't know what to expect from them. I do like the fact that Charter Arms are American-made, though. My retired cop buddy back in Michigan said he owned one in the early 1970's before we knew each other and said it was a 'decent and dependable weapon'....but he did sell it after a few years and bought a Smith to replace it.

    I wish Ruger would make a 6-shot LCR as I love my 5-shot one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slong115 View Post
    ...I wish Ruger would make a 6-shot LCR as I love my 5-shot one.
    They do, however it's chambered in .327 Federal. It's my understanding that the .327 Federal is quite a formidable cartridge close to 9mm +P+ in power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slong115 View Post
    A 6-shot snubbie is definitely a future buy for me. The new 1-yr warranty from Taurus concerns me a bit but then I have never had to use the lifetime warranties on my Model 85 or PT111 G2....so it might be a moot point. Being mostly a 'revolver guy', I carry a Ruger LCR every day, all day, but I think of a 5-shooter as a 'bare minimum' for self-defense and would feel more comfortable with even 1 extra round. I do want to check out a Charter Arms Police Undercover, which is also a 6-shooter, but I like my Taurus Model 85 a lot and figure the 856 might be very similar. I have the full-steel Model 85 so I don't carry it but love to shoot it at the range. It is just too heavy for me to pocket carry like I do the LCR. I have enough problems keeping my pants from sliding down with the added weight of the 85. LOL So, if I get an 856, it will definitely be the 856UL.

    The new 856's must be selling quite well as my local gun store has started to show them 'out of stock' and the same for Gun Genie. I have not seen one in person, yet.

    I have not seen the Charter Arms model in person yet, either. I have never shot a Charter Arms, either, and rarely even handled one, so I don't know what to expect from them. I do like the fact that Charter Arms are American-made, though. My retired cop buddy back in Michigan said he owned one in the early 1970's before we knew each other and said it was a 'decent and dependable weapon'....but he did sell it after a few years and bought a Smith to replace it.

    I wish Ruger would make a 6-shot LCR as I love my 5-shot one.
    I lean toward Charter revolvers I have two Charter 38spls 5 both 5 shot with aluminum frames weigh in at 12oz and one 44 Spl Bulldog ... The Police 38spl 6 shot is built on the steel Bulldog frame .. and is basically a "D" size frame and weighs 21 oz .. That revolver has been on my radar for awhile... But the 856UL seems to be more inviting at 15.5 oz and built on the 85 frame which is identical to the J frame
    I also own a LCR357 mag .. Great revolver
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catbird View Post
    They do, however it's chambered in .327 Federal. It's my understanding that the .327 Federal is quite a formidable cartridge close to 9mm +P+ in power.
    I actually forgot that Ruger made a 6-shot LCR in .327 Federal. I have also read that it is a really good cartridge but I will stick with .38spl....sort of 'the devil you know...." and between .38spl, 357 mag and 9mm......that is enough variety of calibers for my needs! Back in my younger days, I would have probably considered a .327 Federal LCR but my younger days were a looooooong time before the LCR was even a gleam in Ruger's eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye! View Post
    I lean toward Charter revolvers I have two Charter 38spls 5 both 5 shot with aluminum frames weigh in at 12oz and one 44 Spl Bulldog ... The Police 38spl 6 shot is built on the steel Bulldog frame .. and is basically a "D" size frame and weighs 21 oz .. That revolver has been on my radar for awhile... But the 856UL seems to be more inviting at 15.5 oz and built on the 85 frame which is identical to the J frame
    I also own a LCR357 mag .. Great revolver

    Before I jump on an 856, I do want to handle a Charter Arms Police Undercover model. It does look a bit larger than the 856. I pocket-carry my EDC (currently my LCR) so size (and weight) are fairly important to me. Luckily, I am in no hurry to replace the LCR, which I absolutely love.
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