Taurus 1911 Officer vs Taurus 856 Defender 3” Ultra-lite

Taurus 1911 Officer facing right

Taurus 1911 Officer

SAO Compact Pistol Chambered in 45 ACP
vs
Taurus 856 Defender 3” Ultra-lite facing left

Taurus 856 Defender 3” Ultra-lite

DA/SA Subcompact Revolver Chambered in 38 Special +P

Dimensions

  Length L Height H Width W Weight W
1911 Officer 7.2 in 5.1 in 1.5 in 35 oz
856 Defender 3” Ultra-lite 7.5 in 4.8 in 1.41 in 17.36 oz

Details

  Barrel BBL Trigger Website
1911 Officer 3.5 in SAO taurususa.com
856 Defender 3” Ultra-lite 3 in DA/SA taurususa.com

Capacity

  45 ACP 38 Special +P
1911 Officer 6 (+1) -
856 Defender 3” Ultra-lite - 6

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1911 Officer
DropSlide OWB Holster