Wheelgun Wednesday: Taurus 856 TORO Review – 1st Optics-Ready Revolver

Welcome to another edition of TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday! This week, we’ll take a detailed look at the Taurus 856 TORO revolver, which is an optics-ready model straight from the factory. The Taurus 856 was already a capable six-shot, small-frame revolver, but the optics-ready T.O.R.O. treatment adds more versatility for those that prefer red dots on their concealed carry weapon. As cool and trendy as red dot sights are on handguns, they can add a bit more complexity to set up, and we’ll take a look at the hiccup I had mating these two systems. Let’s dig in!

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NEW Taurus GX4 TORO: Wow, It's Optics Ready This Time

In this episode of TFBTV, Hop checks out the new optics-ready Taurus GX4 TORO. The original GX4 was a pretty good pistol, but it really needed an optics cut. The new TORO version is now compatible with multiple types of micro red dots out of the box, including J-Point, Shield, and Holosun 407K/507K optics. The only question is, why didn’t they just do this the first time?

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