Taurus adds Viridian Grip Lasers to 856 Series Revolvers

05/20/19 6:30 AM | by

Taurus 856 & 856UL w/Viridian Laser Grips

Taurus 856 & 856UL w/Viridian Laser Grips

Taurus is now offering their 856 & 856UL with a Viridian laser grip module. (Photo: Taurus)

Taurus has announced they will be offering their Model 856 and 856 Ultra-Lite revolvers with new options that include a factory-installed Viridian red grip laser.

The new Viridian models offer a dual sighting system as a backup for the standard serrated ramp front/fixed rear iron sights in daytime use and give better performance in low-light situations. The laser, incorporated in the right side of the grip, is billed as having a 25-yard range in daylight and up to one mile at night. Adjustable for both windage and elevation, the laser module has a battery life of up to four hours.

The 6-shot DA/SA handguns both feature 2-inch snub barrels that yield a revolver that runs 6.55-inches in terms of overall length. Chambered in .38 Special +P, the 856 and 856UL vary in weight with the standard model tipping the scales at 22.6-ounces while the Ultra-Lite is a trimmer 16.3-ounces.

Offered in either black or stainless finishes, MSRP on the new laser-equipped models vary from $469 to $489 depending on options.

For a look at the base models, which Guns.com carries in both new and certified pre-owned models,  check out the below videos.

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