This latest pair of double-action revolvers from Taurus, descendants of its Model 856, represent an effective blend of quality and value from a maker with deepening roots in American manufacturing technology.
Nearly every major manufacturer offers optics-ready handguns, and it’s convinced some that pistol iron sights are destined for extinction. We asked seven of the industry’s foremost if they’re indeed on the endangered species list. Even they can’t come to a consensus.
Today the company’s lineup includes lever actions, semi-automatics, single-shot Tuffy shotguns and those Circuit Judges. It also offers fresh-from-the-factory pump-action rifles chambered in .22 LR—like the gallery guns of yesteryear, but manufactured to modern tolerances.