In addition to growing its 1911 series, Taurus is also giving its revolver lineup a boost with two new models for 2018: the 692 multi-caliber and the Model 856.

Designed for EDC, personal & home defense and range work, the Taurus 692 is a 7-shot DA/SA revolver with either a three-inch or 6.5-inch barrel. With both options, you can change the caliber from .38 Special +P/.357 Mag. to 9mm Luger by simply swapping out the cylinder. The 692 also sports adjustable rear sights, a spurred hammer and Taurus’ “Ribber” grip. The ported barrel manages recoil for faster target acquisition, and the gun is shipped with two of the company’s “Stellar” moon clips. MSRP: $659.

The Model 856, meanwhile, is a 6-shot .38 Special DA/SA revolver with a two-inch barrel. Touted as being suited for on-body or off-body carry and home defense usage, it features soft rubber grips; matte blue or matte stainless finish; OAL of 6.55 inches; weight of 22.10 ounces; height of 4.8 inches; and serrated front ramp and fixed rear sights. Its .38 Special round can accommodate ammo ranging from light target loads to self-defense rounds, the presser says. MSRP: 329.

See the specs for both of these revolvers below. For more on Taurus, visit

Taurus 692 Multi-Caliber Revolver

  • Caliber: .38 Special +P/.357 Mag / 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 7-shot
  • Action Type: DA/SA
  • Finish: Matte Black or Matte Stainless
  • Cylinder Material: Matte Black or Matte Stainless
  • Barrel Length: 3” or 6.5”
  • Sights: Fixed Front/Adjustable Rear
  • Firing System: Spurred Hammer
  • Grip: Ribber Grip
  • Weight: 35 oz. (3” barrel) 46 oz. (6.5” barrel)
  • 2 Stellar Clips included
  • MSRP: $659

Taurus Model 856 Revolver

  • Caliber: .38 Special
  • Capacity: 6-shot
  • Action Type: DA/SA
  • Barrel Length: 2”
  • Weight: 22.10 oz.
  • Overall Length: 6.55”
  • Overal Height: 4.8”
  • Width: 1.41”
  • Material:
  • Cylinder: Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel
  • Frame: Carong Steel or Stainless Steel
  • Barrel: Caronb Steel or Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Blue Matte or Stainless Matte
  • Sights: Serrated Ramp Front/fixed Rear
  • Firing System: Spurred Hammer
  • Grip: Soft Rubber
  • Weight: 22.10 oz.
  • MSRP: $329

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