Taurus 856 Defender 38 Special +P DA/SA Revolver

7-G28563CNSVZ Taurus 28563CNSVZ

Taurus 856 Defender 38 Special +P DA/SA Revolver
Taurus 856 Defender 38 Special +P DA/SA Revolver
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7-G28563CNSVZ Taurus 28563CNSVZ
Model 28563CNSVZ 
Action Single/Double 
Caliber 38 Special 
Barrel Length 3" 
Frame Finish Gray 
UPC 725327935773 
SKU 7-G28563CNSVZ 
Ships Ships within 2 to 3 business days after a valid FFL is received 
  • All firearm sales are final. NO RETURNS.
  • Return to manufacturer for warranty service.
  • Actual buyer must pickup from FFL dealer who will conduct the background check. Learn more
  • Firearm transfer must be the actual transferee/buyer. Click here to see BATFE form "Transaction Record Part 1".
  • Firearms are only available for purchase online.
Ships within 2 to 3 business days after a valid FFL is received

A $16.95 handling fee will be charged per order. No additional charge for multiple firearms on an order.


Get Ready to Improve your Defense with the Taurus 856 Defender

The Taurus 856 Defender is a great option for a revolver that can do it all. The revolver is first chambered in the common 38 Special round allowing it to shoot a variety of ammunition loads. This is supported by the use of a stainless steel frame and barrel. The pistol has good ergonomics with the use of a double action/ single action trigger allowing for quick follow-up shots in double action. For finer precession shooting the pistol has a single-action option. Another feature of the revolver is the VZ grip and its aggressive texture. All of these features are further enhanced by the use of a night sight with an orange outline for low-light shooting so if you want an improved defensive revolver look at the Taurus 856 Defender.

Taurus USA 856 Defender Specifications and Features:

  • Taurus USA Item Number: 28563CNSVZ
  • Double Action/ Single Action Revolver
  • .38 Special +P
  • 5 Rounds
  • 3" Stainless Steel Barrel
  • 1:16.5 Barrel twist 6 Grove Rifling
  • Gray VZ Grips
  • Night Sight with Orange Outline
  • Gray Stainless Steel Cylinder
  • Gray Stainless Steel Frame
  • Overall Length 7.50"
  • Overall Height 4.80"
  • Weight 25.52 oz Ounces
  • Gray

Buying a Firearm Online is Easy!
  • Add your selected firearm(s) to your shopping cart and check out.
  • Select a local Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) Dealer that will accept the firearm and complete the transfer. Find a FFL Dealer HERE.
  • If you choose an FFL Dealer that is not on our preferred list, you or your FFL Dealer will be required to fax or email us a signed copy of the Federal Firearms License referencing your Cheaper Than Dirt! order number. Download the Firearm Sales Form
  • Pick up your firearm from the FFL Dealer, who will need to do a criminal and mental health background check. Transfer fees may apply.
Buying Firearms on the Internet

Federal law requires firearms to be shipped to FFL Dealers. For an individual to receive a firearm from Cheaper Than Dirt! it must be shipped to an FFL Dealer in your state.

Locating a Federal-Firearm License Dealer (FFL) in Your Area

There are thousands of FFL Dealers in the United States. You may choose an FFL Dealer from our preferred listing or you may find a dealer in your area. To find a list of FFL Dealers in your area area CLICK HERE. If you choose a dealer that is not on our preferred list, either you or the FFL Dealer will be required to submit a copy of the Federal Firearms License referencing your Cheaper Than Dirt! order number. The FFL Dealer will usually charge a fee to conduct the transfer. There are duties that the FFL Dealer is required to do during the process which include a criminal and mental health background check through NICS. Remember, the FFL Dealer is doing you a favor and the process takes time to complete. Fees can vary so check with the FFL Dealer ahead of time to request a quote on the fees associated with your firearm transfer. The FFL Dealer is in business to make a profit and your internet purchase may be viewed as competition to their retail business. If you feel the fees are too high, you can search for another FFL Dealer.

Completing the Transaction

Once you place the firearm in your cart and checkout you will receive a confirmation email that has your order number and further instructions. We will verify the FFL license and also make the FFL Dealer aware that an order from Cheaper Than Dirt! will soon be arriving for you. Most orders are processed within 2-3 business days from the time we receive and verify the FFL Dealers information. Once shipped, your firearm will arrive at the FFL Dealer within 3-7 days business days. The FFL Dealer will begin processing the shipment. It may be an additional day or so before the FFL Dealer is ready to conduct the transfer of the firearm to you. Call the FFL Dealer and set an appointment to confirm that the firearm is ready to be transferred.

Please note! All Firearm Sales are Final

It is important to thoroughly inspect your firearm before completion of the transfer. Once the firearm is transferred into your name, Cheaper Than Dirt! will not accept a return or exchange under any circumstance. If a defect is discovered after completing the transfer, you must contact the manufacturer directly for repair or replacement.