DOUBLEACTION REVOLVER ETIQUETTE
Like all double-action revolvers, the Taurus 856UL is simple to operate. Press the cylinder release forward to allow the cylinder to swing out. Point the muzzle downward as you load each chamber, making certain each cartridge seats properly. Slowly close the cylinder until it locks in place.
To fire, aim the revolver and press the trigger. The double-action trigger press both cocks and drops the hammer. A straight pull through is the preferred tactic for double-action revolver combat shooting. However, if the range is past 7 yards, you may wish to practice the following technique: Press the trigger until the hammer almost drops, get a good line up with the sights and the target, and then drop the hammer. With an action that is less than smooth this technique, stacking the action, isn’t as profitable, but may improve accuracy with sufficient practice. The Taurus action is well suited to this type of fire.
After the hammer falls and the revolver fires, allow the trigger to move forward and reset and you are ready to fire again. After firing, move the revolver to the weak side hand as you press the cylinder latch. The weak side fingers press through the frame window and move the cylinder out. The weak side thumb strikes the ejector rod and if the muzzle is pointed upward the spent cartridges will be ejected.