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Taurus 692 Multi-Caliber Revolver: .38, .357 and 9mm

Taurus 692

Rumors of a multi-caliber revolver being introduced at the SHOT Show are true. Say hello to the Taurus 692.

The Model 692 is a revolver that is chambered in .357 Magnum. As most shooters know, you can shoot .38 Special loads from a .357 Magnum wheelgun. The twist, however, is that you can also shoot common 9mm rounds through this gun with the use of a conversion cylinder.

Quick Note

Some readers have contacted me saying they cannot find these locally. At the time of this update, here is the best priced selection of in-stock M692 revolvers:

Taurus already offers a 9mm revolver, though it cannot shoot other cartridges from the gun. (Read more on the Taurus 905.) The 692 is designed to give your greater cartridge flexibility with a single gun purchase.

Swapping a revolver’s cylinder is easy and takes just a minute with a screwdriver. One of the things I like about the cylinders on this gun is that they are unfluted. Generally, I like a fluted cylinder, but the unfluted version looks good on this gun.

Taurus 692 revolver

Taurus offers the 692 in two different barrel lengths: a 3″ model for concealed carry and a longer 6.5″ model for target shooting and fun at the range. Interestingly, Taurus elected to port the barrels on this model. The porting should help reduce muzzle rise and felt recoil, though it is possible this could increase the visible flash in low light.

Both versions of the revolver are available in either a matte black or matte stainless finish.

Although many people still refer to revolvers as six shooters, the Taurus 692 is not. It is a seven shooter. In both the 9mm and the .38/.357 cylinders, you have seven rounds. For the 9mm shooter, Taurus includes its stellar clips so the rounds are easily loaded and the empty cases can be extracted without any problems.

Taurus model 692

Up front, Taurus uses a pinned ramp sight. An adjustable rear sight is standard.

The Taurus 692 is a double-action gun that can be cocked for single-action shooting. The spurred hammer is fully exposed.

The suggested retail price on this gun is $659. Your dealer sets the final price, so I imagine you could get out the door with a Model 692 for less than $600.

caliber.38 Special/.357 Magnum, 9mm
capacity7 rounds
actiondouble action/single action
barrel length3", 6.5"
weight35 ounces (3" barrel), 46 ounces (6.5" barrel)
sightspinned ramp front, adjustable rear
gripTaurus Ribber Grip
finishmatte black or matte stainless
MSRP$659

Update from the SHOT Show

Taurus 692 at SHOT Show

The 692 was on display at the 2018 SHOT Show. The gun was pretty much as described, porting and all. The one thing I didn’t like was the huger “TRACKER” logo down the left side of the barrel assembly. Otherwise, the gun looked good. Early indications show a lot of interest in this revolver, so I am expecting to see Taurus sell a good number of them.

2019 Update

Yes, the Model 692 made it into production and can be purchased now. I know that the company has failed to deliver some announced guns in the past (28 gauge Judge cough, cough,) but this one is real.

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71 replies on “Taurus 692 Multi-Caliber Revolver: .38, .357 and 9mm”

Both the 3″ and 6.6″ are ported? I am not a big fan of ported barrels for carry.
Now if Ruger would do the same with their LCR line…
God bless

Also I don’t know if someone else mentioned this but in the article it says “Swapping a revolver’s cylinder is easy and takes just a minute with a screwdriver”.

This is incorrect..u dont swap the cylinder by unscrewing the little screw,u have to push the little button that’s next to the screw and takes about 5 seconds…
I own this revolver and it’s very cool..

Gun Leather 1791 RVH2S – K-FRAME REVOLVER HOLSTER! Works Great! Also Moon clips can be bought at TK customs, Speed loaders from 5 Star Firearms!

I Carry the Model 66 Taurus 7 shot in my same duty holster as my S&W 66 6 shot. I am going to guess you can find a holster fairly easy. Check Uncle Mikes and other holster manufacturers. They should be able to fit it. I have an off duty belt slide the my 66 also fits in. I am looking to purchase the 692. Also check H. K. S. mdl. 587, 7 round speed loaders. They fit the Taurus Mdl. 66 7 shot.

I use the Sticky Holster. It’s very comfortable and is very versatile for concealed and carry.

I have this also an I love it (change the grip, first thing) but cant find a holster for my 3″.

I’m very interested in one of these with the 3″ barrel. I’d practice with 9mm (cheap but high pressure like the .357) but carry the .357 Magnum (easier to reload IMHO). Well done Taurus!

My 1st gun bought back in 1991 was a model 66 2.5inch Magna Ported gun. I carried that gun in NY for over 5 years.
This Taurus if of decent quality has peaked my interest in revolvers yet again. Find a low flash load like HST for short barrels and I feel in 9mm or 38spc. I would not be under armed.
357mag is not a problem in a gun of this size by any means. Choice is nice.

Oh good pork sausage gravy, this is awesome. Wife has a .357 Taurus, I carry a G2 Millennium 9mm. I loves me a wheelgun; the G2 is awesome, but I love old school mechanics. Looks like a new purchase!

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