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Old 12-09-2013, 12:48 AM   #11
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I have an OLD Bulldog in 44sp.
A piece of junk.
But have heard good things about the new manufactured guns.
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I have a Mag Pug. .357 mag. Wish I never bought it. A piece of junk, now that I have a Ruger to compare it to. The $150 difference in price between it and the SP101 is way too low; should be $250 difference or more.
The CA shot about 20 inches low at 25 feet (!). So, I had to machine down the front sight to hit paper. Luckily I have a miller. The screws constantly loosen. The grip is crap. Made my own to be able to use a pocket holster. The rifling has chatter marks! The compensator holes in the barrel mean that I cannot use shot capsules, in spite of the fact that those holes do nothing to control muzzle flip.
In short, it is a throw-away.
Oh, and it is only two years old! Bought it brand new.
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Don't have any Charter Arms revolvers but I have fired a few over the years and nothing terrible stands out. I do have a Charter Arms AR-7 which has the normal AR-7 issues.
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Kind of wishing I had kept my old Ruger Security Six. I may be checking the used shelves for another Ruger or Smith. I don't need anything top shelf, but quality is a must.
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I owned a Charter Bull Dog .44 Special back in 1970. I shot heavy hand-loads in it. The little Bull Dog held up well. I traded it off and years later it turned up again.
The Bull Dog was found at a crime scene in the Mojave Desert in 2000.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:50 AM   #16
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One of the carry guns MzGrn wants is the Charter off duty. I was told the pit bulls are available.
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I have a Mag Pug. .357 mag. Wish I never bought it. A piece of junk, now that I have a Ruger to compare it to. The $150 difference in price between it and the SP101 is way too low; should be $250 difference or more.
The CA shot about 20 inches low at 25 feet (!). So, I had to machine down the front sight to hit paper. Luckily I have a miller. The screws constantly loosen. The grip is crap. Made my own to be able to use a pocket holster. The rifling has chatter marks! The compensator holes in the barrel mean that I cannot use shot capsules, in spite of the fact that those holes do nothing to control muzzle flip.
In short, it is a throw-away.
Oh, and it is only two years old! Bought it brand new.
I have heard the new charters are not as good as the old ones. I would not buy a snub nose pistol of any brand that has been ported.
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I own an old (more then 25 years since I have owned it that long and bought it used) Bulldog Pug in .44spl Blued And it has been an outstanding firearm in all that time I have never had a single bit of trouble. I shoot mostly hand loaded middle of the road 200gr HPs.

I own a 3 year old Undercover Stainless in 38+P I carry it a lot and shoot it a lot. Mostly with medium pressure quick burning powder loads behind a 125gr HP or 158gr Semi Wad cutter lead slug.

And again not a single complaint.
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I own an old (more then 25 years since I have owned it that long and bought it used) Bulldog Pug in .44spl Blued And it has been an outstanding firearm in all that time I have never had a single bit of trouble. I shoot mostly hand loaded middle of the road 200gr HPs. I own a 3 year old Undercover Stainless in 38+P I carry it a lot and shoot it a lot. Mostly with medium pressure quick burning powder loads behind a 125gr HP or 158gr Semi Wad cutter lead slug. And again not a single complaint.
The Undercover is the lightest 38Spl. in the Market,..even less(by about 1.5 ozs.)then the Ruger LCR...
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Anyone have a Charter Arms revolver? I know they're not Smiths or Rugers, but are they worth looking at ? I was looking at one to keep in the truck because I didn't want to leave my S&W in there through the winter. Any feedback good or bad, please.
If you search "Pink Lady", my thread is the first to pop up. I should note that since that last posting, I had to send it back to the factory, yet again, for the cylinder locking up.
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