Over the last couple years, the revolver market saw the introduction of several wheelgun chambered in 9 mm, one of the most wildly popular and easily affordable calibers for range use and personal defense. However, these 9 mm guns didn't allow for the use of commonly available revolver cartridges equipped to fire the same-diameter projectile. The Taurus 692 finally provides an affordable, easy-to-use option to do just that.
The Taurus 692 revolver is available in two different models, a carry-friendly option with a 3-inch barrel and a longer 6.5-inch barreled model that provides enhanced velocity and sight radius for range use. The innovation in the system comes with the inclusion of a separate cylinder, which is easily installed, allowing consumers to use .357 Mag. and .38 Spl. through the standard cylinder and 9 mm through the second cylinder when using the company's included Stellar clips to keep the rimless 9 mm cartridge in place.
Both cylinders have a seven-round capacity, providing consumers with an extra round above many other .357 Mag. options on the market. The revolver uses a spurred hammer that allows for both double-action and single-action operation, and a pair of rubberized grips enhance shooting comfort with powerful loads. Other features on the gun include a fixed front-sight blade along with an adjustable rear sight that allows shooters to dial their revolver in precisely. A ported barrel also aids in recoil management, enabling users to reacquire their target quickly and easily after every shot.
The Taurus 692 revolver is available in matte-black or matte-stainless finishes and weighs 35 ounces with a 3-inch barrel and 46 ounces with a 6.5-inch barrel. Two Stellar Clips are included with each revolver to hold a full cylinder of 9 mm cartridges. The suggested retail price on the new revolver is $659.