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.
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 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.
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|
|Barrel Length||3″, 6.5″|
|Weight||35 oz (3″), 46 oz (6.5″)|
|Sights||pinned ramp front, adjustable rear|
|Grip||Taurus rubber grip|
|Finish||matte black or matte stainless|
|MSRP (at launch)||$659|
Update from the 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.
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.
Last Update: October 17, 2022
71 replies on “Taurus 692 Multi-Caliber Revolver: .38, .357 and 9mm”
Quanto estÃ¡ custando um 692
Bought one last month, flat black version. Shot it as both a 9 MM and 357Mag. Was very impressed by the accuracy of the 9mm with moon clips. Shot to point of aim with 9mm right out of the box. All rounds in the x ring under a quarter sized group ( 4 full loads ). Love the gun, but will be replacing the grips. Trigger got smother the more I shot it,l but isn’t bad as SA or DA.
A lot of negative comments re; the ported barrel on the 692.
If one needs to ever engage a bad guy at night the 8 ports may have an adverse effect on your night vision. Simply close your non dominant eye on your first shot then switch to weak non dominant eye on second shot if needed.
Remember problems hitting your target of choice is 90% shooter and 10% weapon.
Make your first round count and you wonâ€™t need to be concerned about taking a second attempt, hence the flash generated by the porting is a built in accuracy feature to tame the bite when using the .357 option.
I own the 3â€ version and used both options and the porting surely makes shooting the .357 a more pleasurable experience.
I have 2.5 inch barrel and love it, bought it in November 2020
I cant’t find anything to dislike about this one at at all