Taurus 856UL

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Buckeye63, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Buckeye63

    Buckeye63 Member

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    Just put a Taurus 856UL DA/SA stainless in layaway .... I was planning on getting a 856UL Defender (3 inch barrel) but I feel the 2 inch snubbie will fit my needs more ..It will be awhile until I get it out being that Im broke ...

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  2. Dave T

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    I've thought of one of those, without a hammer spur, to replace the 642 I have but don't carry. Let us know how it shoots and how you like it.

    Dave
     
  3. Buckeye63

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    I actually thought about a DAO 856 .. I handled a DA/SA 856 ... at a LGS .. the hammer seems short.
    So at that moment I decided on a DA/SA ...
     
  4. nofendertom

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    I have the SS 856 DA/SA---got it over a J frame due to 6rds and price ($250 OTD)---approx 500rds through it without a hitch---groups are well centered
    but an inch or two low ---will fix with a few swipes of a file---shoots fine---I like it a lot.
     
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  5. Styx

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    I want the 3" defender, but no one has one in stock. Once I find one, my old M85 will be sold.
     
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  6. Buckeye63

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    KYGUNCO had two different 3inch models all steel listed yesterday..( at great prices)
     
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  7. pairof44sp

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    So is the consensus that Taurus hatred is overblown? It’s hard for me to believe that they are as bad as the haters say. I want a pair.

    Is it just another example of how “everything sucks,” according to the internet?

    Also, I’m looking at the $289 Rossi police 38s on AIM (or maybe it’s DK). Is that a good deal?
     
  8. Sovblocgunfan

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    Most can’t come up with an argument as to why these 856’s suck. They don’t!

    i have read a bit that holsters can be a bit tough to find. But these are great little pistols.
     
  9. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Is anybody going to San Antone?
    Maybe 10 years ago they were accurate, but now they're producing semis and autos that are catching alot of people's attention. I cant claim to have a huge experience level with Taurus (605,85UL,856,65) but I do have quite a bit with Ruger, never sent a taurus back in I've sent in 3 rugers.
     
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  10. WestKentucky

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    I have owned more Taurus guns than anything else. I have never had a problem with a Taurus that was not self induced. The 85s I have had have been fine. The 405 was exceptional but heavy. The m44 was exceptional but I didn’t need a 44. The m327 I have now is a very nice gun but I don’t use it so it going down the road for something else that I will use. The PT99s I have had have all been fine, and the first one was exceptional but I traded it off and got a “real” 92 because expensive=better in internet lore. The PT140 and 111 were ok, but I never warmed up to polymer pistols, still haven’t. The only Taurus I have had trouble with was a 689 that I shot apart with nuclear loads making extreme shots at long range and learning to hunt with a handgun but trying to turn it into a rifle with over-pressure loads. The gun ate them for a long time, But it was showing its abuse when I got rid of it.

    Needless to say, I don’t have any qualms with Taurus quality. They are decent guns for the money, and the corners that are cut to make the price point are the right corners to cut. My biggest recommendation when looking at a new revolver is to very carefully check that sights are straight, and check for proper lockup and timing. Once a new revolver is bought, open it up and make sure that there are no burrs or scarf left inside the frame which is what I suspect 99% of people’s complaints are. I like to use gumout carb cleaner to flush out debris on a revolver, and once it’s dried out I relube it and reassemble, but you have to let it dry first or the gumout will break down new oils.
     
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