New For 2022: Taurus Executive Grade 856

posted on June 1, 2022

Taurus added a new model to its 856 revolver lineup in 2022 with the launch of its all-new Executive Grade. With this new offering, consumers can now get upgraded performance features and an improved finish applied by a special team of builders in a purpose-built production room at the company's facility in Bainbridge, Ga.

The Taurus Executive Grade 856 is built from stainless steel and features a hand-polished satin finish, which is intended to provide smoother draws from leather holsters. The finish is also corrosion-resistant, and the gun's contours provide a comfortable feel in the hand, especially in concert with the premium Altamont wood grips.

Enhancements can also be found inside the gun, too. The mouth of each cylinder has been smoothed and chamfered, providing a seamless pathway into the chamber for each individual cartridge. This ensures that users can quickly and easily get their gun back into action, whether loading rounds one at a time or using a speedloader. Gunsmiths at the Taurus facility also took the opportunity to clean up the trigger pull on the Executive Grade 856, too, providing a smooth double-action pull that breaks cleanly at the end of each trigger stroke.

Each Taurus Executive Grade 856 revolver is built with a 3" barrel and a bobbed hammer, providing a great balance between shootability and ease of carry. The bobbed hammer, especially, makes the gun easy to draw from under a concealment garment without any hang-ups. Each Executive Grade 856 also ships with a Pelican Vault hard case for storage and transport.

The Taurus Executive Grade 856 is chambered in .38 Spl. +P and has a cylinder capacity of six rounds. The suggested retail price on the gun is $689. For more information, visit


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