Taurus Adds Viridian Grip Laser to 856 Small-Frame Revolvers

Taurus Adds Viridian Grip Laser to 856 Small-Frame Revolvers
Taurus Adds Viridian Grip Laser to 856 Small-Frame Revolvers

Miami, FL-(Ammoland.com)- Taurus, a leading innovator and manufacturer of handguns for personal defense, competitive shooting, and hunting, has enhanced the performance of its popular carry concealed revolver with the introduction of Viridian Grip Lasers. The new grip option for the Taurus 856 and 856 Ultra-Lite provides fast target acquisition under high-stress defensive situations.

Designed for everyday concealed carry in a robust .38 Special +P platform, the 856 and 856UL series pistols provide 6-shot capacity with spurred hammer, DA/SA performance. The new Viridian Grip Laser models now deliver a dual sighting system as a backup for the included iron sights or as a primary sight for both day and nighttime use.

The red laser is incorporated into the right side of the grip for clear illumination on the target. Integrated into the ergonomic grip is an intuitive switch that automatically activates the laser once the shooter achieves a shooting grip. The laser range is effective up to 25 yards in daylight and up to one mile at night. Adjustable for both windage and elevation, the laser has a battery life of up to four hours.

For rapid target acquisition on the range or in a defense condition, the 856 and 856UL pistols with the Viridian Laser Grip option ensure on-target performance in any situation.

Taurus 856 & 856UL w/Viridian Laser Grips

  • Caliber: .38 Special +P
  • Capacity: 6 rounds
  • Frame Size: small
  • Finish: matte black/matte stainless
  • Grip: Viridian Red Laser Grip
  • Frame Material: aluminum/carbon steel/stainless
  • Cylinder Material: carbon steel/stainless steel
  • Cylinder Finish: matte black/matte stainless
  • Firing System: spurred hammer
  • Action Type: DA/SA
  • Safety: transfer bar
  • Sights (front): serrated ramp
  • Sights (rear): fixed
  • Overall Length: 6.55 inches
  • Overall Width: 1.41 inches
  • Overall Height: 4.8 inches
  • Barrel Length: 2 inches
  • Weight: 22.6 ounces (856); 16.3 ounces (856UL)
  • MSRP: $469 (856 & 856UL w/black frame & cylinder); $489 (856 & 856UL w/stainless steel frame & cylinder)

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Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus”) and its subsidiaries continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus is based in Miami, Florida. Taurus is owned by Taurus Armas, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Taurus Armas S.A. manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.

For additional information, visit www.taurususa.com.

  • 4 thoughts on “Taurus Adds Viridian Grip Laser to 856 Small-Frame Revolvers

    1. I’d love to have one, but not until they offer it in green laser! My eyes see green a lot easier than red in the daytime!

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