With the stainless steel 856, Taurus has added 20% more firepower to their small-frame revolver with virtually no gain in size. Like the best-selling Model 85, the 856 is built to handle +P-rated .38 Special ammunition, but the 856 holds an extra round, giving you six shots to hit your target. The snub-nose 856 is capable of both single and double-action fire. A transfer bar mechanism prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled fully to the rear while the additional Taurus Security System consists of a keyed, quarter-turn style socket-head screw which can be set to prevent the hammer from pivoting back into the frame, thus rendering the weapon inoperative. This revolver features Crimson Trace Lasergrips and comes with the original factory box. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.