More and more, we hear requests for a quality back-up gun for law enforcement or a light weight, reliable wheelgun for concealed carry. The Taurus CIA models answer that call.
With 5 shots of .38 Special, the CIA is the next logical step in personal protection handguns. The Model 850 is the .38 Special version of this gun, and like all Taurus .38’s, this one will gladly accept +P rounds without a hitch.
Plus P rated for duty use. This firearm is designed to handle high pressure loads under SAAMI specifications.
The transfer bar mechanism prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled fully to the rear.
Taurus Security System (TSS)a
All the Taurus family of revolvers features the Taurus Security System, which provides instant-ready defense with built-in ability to secure your firearm and make it inoperable at the turn of a key. When the Security System is engaged, the pistol cannot be fired or cocked and the gun's manual safety cannot be disengaged. As with our revolver Security System, the device is part of the firearm and cannot be lost, and the same special Security Key works for both the revolver and pistol Systems (two keys come with each gun). To engage: simply insert the Key into the button on the rear or side of the pistol and rotate one-quarter turn clockwise. This engages the Security System. The manual safety cannot be moved and the trigger cannot be pulled. To disengage: simply rotate the key one-quarter turn back. This releases the Security System, yet leaves the pistol's manual safety in the "safe" position until you are ready to release it yourself and fire the gun.