The Taurus 856 is a compact revolver with an orange front sight and trench style rear sight. The frame and cylinder have a matte stainless steel finish. The hammer, trigger, and cylinder release are a polished stainless steel to give the revolver good contrast cosmetically. This revolver is also single action and double action giving the shooter their choice while shooting it. The grip is a rubberized overmolded style which helps absorb felt recoil. Overall this revolver would make for a good carry option.