Is Taurus a Good Brand for Revolvers

I have an 856 I bought late last year. I tried 3 different grips til I found one that kinda, sorta works. I've never fired it and never will not because there's a problem with the gun's function but simply with the size of it. The 856 was a teaching endeavor, I learned that small/J frame guns are just too small for me. I don't care who makes it I will never buy another small/J frame.
I'll probably trade it for a CZ P10S or a Taurus TH40 or sell it outright.
Oh and please don't waste your or my time trying to "help me make it work for me" advice........ Thanks anyway.
 
I did 10-12 rounds of factory 180 grain 44 magnum in the Tracker I had. That was enough to convince me it was a 44 Special that COULD fire magnums, but I'd never do them again. Now, that's not an inditement of the gun. The Tracker is just a smal, light (reletively) gun. Also the "ribber" grips that came on the gun were awful for me. I swapped them out for a set of Hogues and it made a big difference, at least with 44 Specials. I never tried any more magnums. I don't shoot anything but paper these days, and it don't take a lot of killing so why bother?

That's sort of the way I am. I just bought my next to the last Taurus I'll ever buy when I got another 327 model a few days ago. This time it's the 3" T.O.R.O. model. I plan to shoot it later today, maybe tomorrow. It's probably going to be a pretty much 32 Long gun for the same reason mentioned above, but I'll run a few magnums, H&R and Federal through it for grins and giggles.
Did thr .44 mag load sting? or just violent?
 
It was a pretty sharp recoil. It didn't take the gun out of my hand or anything, but I only shot those to be able to say I had. To me it's a 44 Special that can shoot 44 Magnum. The same as I do the Smith and Wesson 69.
I better joint the “Just to say I did club”!!
 
I have the 856 Defender 3" barrel and have shot thousands of rounds every year for the last 4 years and absolutely 0 problems. So the newer ones are problem free, and the older models were/are still frought with problems.
 
I have the 856 Defender 3" barrel and have shot thousands of rounds every year for the last 4 years and absolutely 0 problems. So the newer ones are problem free, and the older models were/are still frought with problems.
The 856 specifically is the one revolver most are having timing issues with.
 
The 856 specifically is the one revolver most are having timing issues with.
I have the .327, which is basically the same as the 856 but in a higher powered chambering and having no timing issue.

It must have been a bad run of the 856 a few years ago that are floating around. There may still be some in the pipeline, so what I would do is try to get the newest production one possible.
 
I have the .327, which is basically the same as the 856 but in a higher powered chambering and having no timing issue.

It must have been a bad run of the 856 a few years ago that are floating around. There may still be some in the pipeline, so what I would do is try to get the newest production one possible.
There are A LOT of past and recent buyers who are having timing issues with their 856.
 
As I posted much earlier in the thread, I have had 5, still have 4, and my buddy has the 5th, a very nice 4" SS .38 Spl.

.32 Mag goodness. No, they are not Smiths or Colts, but they are nice and they cost less.
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