Taurus USA introduces its new 856 revolver at Shot Show 2018


At Shot Show 2018 in Las Vegas, United States, Taurus USA introduced its 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.


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Taurus USA introduced its new 856 revolver at Shot Show 2018 in Las Vegas, United States. (Picture source Army Recognition)


The 856 is a reliable 6-shot .38 Special revolver that features soft rubber grips, making it comfortable to shoot at the rangewhile 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 family of semi-auto pistols all feature the Taurus Security System, which provides instant-ready defense with built-in ability to secure your pistol and make it inoperable at the turn of a key. When the Security System is engaged, the pistol cannot be fired or cocked and the gun's manual safety cannot be disengaged. As with our revolver Security System, the device is part of the firearm and cannot be lost, and the same special Security Key works for both the revolver and pistol Systems (two keys come with most guns). To engage: simply insert the Key into the button on the rear or side of the pistol and rotate one-quarter turn clockwise. This engages the Security System. The manual safety cannot be moved and the trigger cannot be pulled. To disengage: simply rotate the key one-quarter turn back. This releases the Security System, yet leaves the pistol's manual safety in the "safe" position until you are ready to release it yourself and fire the gun.

Taurus Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Taurus USA”) continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products.

In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus USA is based in Miami, Florida. Taurus Holdings, Inc. is owned by Forjas Taurus, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Forjas Taurus manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.


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