You've Been Promoted! The Taurus Executive Grade 856 .38 Special +P Revolver

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A new first-of-its-kind custom-tuned revolver has just hit the market from Tuaurs – the Executive Grade 856 (eight fifty-six) .38 Special +P revolver. This new revolver features the best craftsmanship and quality control that Taurus has to offer and the folks at Taurus have given special attention to this new revolver by producing it in its own self-contained production room with dedicated product specialists going over every detail of the eight fifty-six.

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You've Been Promoted! The Taurus Executive Grade 856 .38 Spcl +P Revolver

You’ve Been Promoted! The Taurus Executive Grade 856 .38 Special +P Revolver

The new Executive Grade 856 comes packed with premium features like a custom hand-polished satin finish, Altamont walnut checkered grips, a travel-friendly Pelican Vault Hard case, chamfered cylinder chambers, concealed hammer, and a hand-tuned trigger to combine the best aspects of comfort and performance. The six-shot .38 Spl +P revolver features a small frame size and is naturally a double-action-only revolver. The hammerless design makes it a perfect snag-free concealed carry revolver that will still get eyes on it at the flat range.

You've Been Promoted! The Taurus Executive Grade 856 .38 Spcl +P Revolver

Boasting its own production room and dedicated product specialsits, the 3-inch, 38 Special +P 856 is the first born within the exclusive Taurus Executive Grade line – and the first of its kind.

The Taurus Executive Grade 856 shares a lot of the same features as the highly venerated Smith & Wesson Model 60 but also comes with the Pelican case and also costs about $200 less. Taurus has been gradually improving its product line over the last couple of years and the introduction of the Executive Grade line seems to be a part of its goal to improve its product lineup. The new Taurus Executive Grade 856 .38 Spl +P revolver officially launches today (May 27th, 2022) and should be in stock and on sale from your local Taurus distributors for an MSRP of $689. Let us know what you think of this new Executive Grade revolver and lineup from Taurus in the comments below.

You've Been Promoted! The Taurus Executive Grade 856 .38 Spcl +P Revolver

Taurus Executive Grade 856 Specs

  • Capacity: 6 rounds
  • Action Type: Double Action Only
  • Firing System: Hammer
  • Front Sight: Serrated, Removeable
  • Rear Sight, Fixed (Trench Style)
  • Grip: Altamont Walnut Checkered
  • Caliber 38 Spl +P
  • Frame Size: Small
  • Barrel Length: 3.00 in.
  • Overall Length: 7.50 in.
  • Overall Height: 4.80 in.
  • Overall Width: 1.41 in.
  • Weight: 25 oz
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Hand-Polished Satin

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  • Stuki Moi Stuki Moi on May 28, 2022

    Looks really good. Perfect size, weight, caliber and capacity for a mostly town-use packin' pistol for anyone not too much of a trainwrecked slob to bother putting on a belt in the morning.

    With the "Performance Center" type production promised, I really, really hope these end up being good and trouble free. If Taurus can't get it right even when trying this hard, I'll start worrying about them..... Conversely, if they do manage to get it right, they can take what is then proven to work, and apply it across more of their production.

    I'm cheering for them. The world needs manufacturers who treats revolvers as serious, life saving, tools. Not as outdated range toys where corners can be cut. Because, as we all know, "Revolvers are the nicest Problem Solvers!" Or some such....

  • G derz G derz on May 29, 2022

    I just don’t get it 😩

    Revolvers are like some sort of hipster thing that everyone but me is in on.

    I get the 1911 love, the love of the browning hi-power, etc…but for me revolvers belong with the cavalry sabers and such. No less effective than when they were first invented, but so irrelevant as to not really be in the running when it comes to choosing a weapon for personal defense.