Two new revolvers released by Taurus

Taurus releases two new revolvers just in time for SHOT.
Two new revolvers released by Taurus

Taurus USA has announced two new revolvers — the 692 (pictures above) and the 856.

The 692 brings real-world advancements to the industry with the introduction of the 692 Multi-Caliber revolver. The 692 is designed for reliable everyday carry with its 3-inch barrel,  and also offers a range-friendly option in the 6½-inch model.  Both size variations offer the ability to change the caliber from .38 Special +P/.357 Mag. to 9mm Luger with a simple swap of the cylinder.

This DA/SA revolver features a seven round capacity, making it an ideal companion for personal and home defense as well as simply shooting more rounds at the range. The 692 revolver has adjustable rear sights, spurred hammer and Taurus’ Ribber Grip that aids in accuracy.  The ported barrel manages recoil for quicker target re-acquisition.  Stellar clips are provided with each revolver.

Taurus 692 Revolver Specifications:

Caliber: .38 Special +P/.357 Mag / 9mm Luger

Capacity: 7 shot

Action Type: DA/SA

Finish: Matte Black or Matte Stainless

Cylinder Material: Matte Black or Matte Stainless

Barrel Length: 3 or 6½ inches

Sights: Fixed Front/Adjustable Rear

Firing System: Spurred Hammer

Grip: Ribber Grip

Weight: 35 ounces (3-inch barrel), 46 ounces (6½-inch barrel)

Additional Info: 2 Stellar Clips included

MSRP: $659

Taurus USA introduces the new 856 into their expansive revolver line for 2018. The DA/SA action and 2-inch barrel on the 856 optimizes on-body or off-body carry, and home defense usage.

The 856 is a reliable 6-shot .38 Special revolver that features soft rubber grips, making it comfortable to shoot at the range while the double/single action increases speed and accuracy for follow up shots. The 856 is offered in either a matte blue or matte stainless finish. Known for its easily managed recoil impulse, the .38 Special round of the 856 can accommodate ammunition ranging from light target loads to self-defense rounds.

Taurus 856 Revolver Specifications:

Caliber: .38 Special

Capacity: 6 shot

Action Type: DA/SA

Barrel Length: 2 inches

Weight: 22.1 ounces

Overall Length: 6.55 inches

Overal Height: 4.8 inches

Width: 1.41 inches

Cylinder: Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel

Frame: Carong Steel or Stainless Steel

Barrel: Caronb Steel or Stainless Steel

Finish: Blue Matte or Stainless Matte

Sights: Serrated Ramp Front/fixed Rear

Firing System: Spurred Hammer

Grip: Soft Rubber

Weight: 22.1 ounces

MSRP: $329

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