New Taurus revolvers

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Adam5, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I'm not normally a Taurus fan, but $219.99 for a Model 856 .38spl revolver (5 shot j-frame sized snubbie) before a $30.00 mail in rebate has peaked my interest.

    Has anyone had personal experience with their newer revolvers?
     
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Have some minimal experience with Taurus 380. Nothing in their wheelguns. But as long as it locks up tight and lines up proper it should be good. For a while anyway.

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  3. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    The Taurus 856 revolvers, and they are 6 shot snubbie 38's, seem well constructed. Full disclosure, I sell these guns at a large gun store (you know where, Adam!). For the price, not a bad lower cost value brand revolver, in my opinion. Trigger is not great, but not the worst I've tried. The ultra light models, their version of a S&W Airweight, are snappy in recoil. Typical low profile basic sights.
     
  4. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Will this Taurus revolver come with a lifetime warranty, or just a 12-month warranty? I don't think I'd buy a Taurus that didnt have a lifetime (at least for the first retail buyer) warranty.
     
  5. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    All my experience with Taurus revolvers goes back 20 years, but generally their double action trigger pulls were much stiffer than Smith & Wesson's were.
     
  6. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    The 856 revolvers have a lifetime warranty. As to the trigger, in my opinion, pretty rough but workable. Not as good as S&W or Ruger snubbie triggers for sure.
     
  7. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Now that I've slept on it a little, I'm going to pass on it. I would rather go for quality over quantity.