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    Maybe it just fits you better than the others. I'm glad you got a double action you shoot well easily.

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    My Rossi 462-02 had a very rough trigger both single and double action. I cleaned and lubed the internals and dry fired it a few hundred time to where the double action is smoother and lighter...single action is almost scary. This is a moot point now as I wait months for Taurus to finally act on taking it back to fix or replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    I don't think some of you understand what I was trying to say. My 856 has a very nice and smooth trigger in both SA and DA. My 856 accuracy in SA is similar to the SA revolvers and my SA/DA revolvers in SA. Prior to the 856, all of my SA/DA revolvers have been more accurate when I shoot them SA rather than DA. The 856 is the first revolver I have shot that I shoot better in DA than in SA. It is a good "problem" to have but I just wonder why.
    That s a good problem. Probably, you have invested a lot of time and ammo in practice in both modes, with several guns, and have done a lot to develop your skill and technique. Congrqatulations.

    Being able to shot well DA is a skill that takes practice to master.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    I then bought a very nice used Taurus 605 with a concealed (bobbed) hammer which made it a DAO. Then, for no reason other than I just wanted it, I bought a new Taurus 856. I shoot it better when I shoot it double action than when I shoot it single action.

    I wonder why I shoot the 856 better in double action with a 2" barrel (and it has been accurate for me since the first shot). My 856 has the best trigger of any revolver I have ever had.
    How does the trigger differ between the 605 and 856? Lighter? Tighter? Longer? Shorter? Is the 856 an UL or standard?

    What about the grips on the 605 and 856...are they identical? Is one shorter or longer than the other? Is one thicker or thinner than the other? Both the same composition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iluvrevos View Post
    How does the trigger differ between the 605 and 856? Lighter? Tighter? Longer? Shorter? Is the 856 an UL or standard?

    What about the grips on the 605 and 856...are they identical? Is one shorter or longer than the other? Is one thicker or thinner than the other? Both the same composition?
    The 605 and 856 standard shoot and feel a about the same and the ATI grips on the 605 are very similar in performance to the OEM grips on the 856. The older 605 however is a DOA so I can't compare them SA and DA. I paid a premium for the very nice (2002)used 605 (about as much as a current new 605) because they no longer make a polished stainless DOA 605. Name:  DSCF0210 (2018_11_28 02_35_33 UTC).JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    The 605 and 856 standard shoot and feel a about the same and the ATI grips on the 605 are very similar in performance to the OEM grips on the 856. The older 605 however is a DOA so I can't compare them SA and DA. I paid a premium for the very nice (2002)used 605 (about as much as a current new 605) because they no longer make a polished stainless DOA 605. Name:  DSCF0210 (2018_11_28 02_35_33 UTC).JPG
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    Do you have a trigger pull scale/gauge to measure the triggers between the 605 and 856? (as well as other revolvers).

    Maybe it's an optical illusion with your picture but the grip looks a bit (maybe more than a bit) longer and angled than the grip on my newer lock model 605. I find the 605 to be very accurate (as small revolvers go) in both DA and SA.

    How does it compare to the 856 grip, trigger, and shooting accuracy? I don't know but we're going to find out because I just bought one on the internet yesterday. What may make a difference is the weight since I ordered the 856 UL SS at 15+ ounces vs. 22 ounces for the 605.

    Got it for $249 and free shipping. With the $30 rebate also given by Taurus it brings the cost down to $219. It's too good of a deal to pass up even if I don't need another gun. But I haven't purchased a gun out of "need" a long time ago like most everyone here. Iluvrevos and looking forward to the next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iluvrevos View Post
    Do you have a trigger pull scale/gauge to measure the triggers between the 605 and 856? (as well as other revolvers).

    Maybe it's an optical illusion with your picture but the grip looks a bit (maybe more than a bit) longer and angled than the grip on my newer lock model 605. I find the 605 to be very accurate (as small revolvers go) in both DA and SA.

    How does it compare to the 856 grip, trigger, and shooting accuracy? I don't know but we're going to find out because I just bought one on the internet yesterday. What may make a difference is the weight since I ordered the 856 UL SS at 15+ ounces vs. 22 ounces for the 605.

    Got it for $249 and free shipping. With the $30 rebate also given by Taurus it brings the cost down to $219. It's too good of a deal to pass up even if I don't need another gun. But I haven't purchased a gun out of "need" a long time ago like most everyone here. Iluvrevos and looking forward to the next one.
    I can't measure the triggers but they feel about the same to me and are very smooth.

    I don't know about the grip as the ATI was on the gun when I bought it and I've never seen another 605. They both feel pretty much the same when I shoot 38 Special in them. I think they are pretty equal in accuracy.

    I bought my 856 just before the price dropped from $269 to $249 and just before the rebate. I am still pleased with the gun and the price I paid (mine is the 22 ounce one that makes it more similar to the 605 than yours will be).

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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post

    (mine is the 22 ounce one that makes it more similar to the 605 than yours will be).
    You're right about that and the 22 oz. guns might be the better way to go in Taurus for accuracy. I got the 856 UL for a little easier pocket carry as well as seeing how it fares in accuracy with my S&W 642 - 15.65 oz., Ruger LCR .38 special - 13.2 oz., Ruger LCR .357 - 16.55 oz. All 5 shots and all great triggers. The 642 was terrible but I had a trigger job done on it by a local gunsmith before firing one round. No after market parts.

    The best one I own that all others are measured against in the similar size/weight category for trigger and accuracy is the 6 shot Kimber K6s .357. Fully loaded it's about 2 ounces heavier than the 605 but only about an ounce or two below 30 oz. which can be felt over long periods of time in a pocket. The K6s is just ooooh so sweet in all other respects.
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    The reason I suggest finger placement being different is I am curious if the single stage placement of the trigger vs your grip is a different distance than the other pistols were therefore you would have a different hold on it than other pistols. Perhaps im overthinking it but I can't help but wonder

 

 
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