Charter Arms
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns > Charter Arms

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2008, 03:31 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
worf556's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2
Default Charter Arms

Anybody have any actual experience with the new Charter Arms firearms?

I remember how bad the old company was.

Has the new Charter Arms gotten better?

__________________
worf556 is offline  
 

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 05-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hartland,Michigan
Posts: 7
Default Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm

I am the owner of a Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm, and have a guarded opinion of the company. I am a solid 9mm fan, as I have 7 different pieces and a .380 (9mm short, Kurtz).
My Pitbull 9mm went to the factory twice. Once by the online store I purchased it from in Texas, as they found the only one in their stock with a locked up cylinder. They sent it in to Charter Arms and then sold it to me. The gun functioned as such, but had excessive cylinder-barrel gap and the barrel and sights, were terrible as Charter Arms torqued-screwed the barrel in excessively to the left (My perceived opinion) to allow the cylinder to latch in properly without locking up. Front sight tipped several degrees to the left as well as being way to tall.
I sent it in for the second trip. They paid for shipping both ways. Gun came back much better. It looks like the cylinder and the barrel were replaced. Gun does function very well now, with only one slight irritation that I think is a possible problem for all Charter Arms guns, and that is once in a while the gun locks as you pull the trigger slowly back to the point of almost dropping the hammer and it goes no further. Maybe once in 20-30 trigger pulls. Releasing the trigger resets things to fire the next round, but of course the previous round was not fired. Something hangs up in the firing mechanism, all be it rarely, to prevent the trigger being pulled the last 1/16 of an inch.
All in all, I do like the gun and it now works to my satisfaction except for the hang up described above. I will consider it a keeper though, considering the trouble acquiring it.

__________________
KurtPochert is offline  
 
Old 05-08-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
10-32
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mountainman13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 11,525
Liked 2917 Times on 1718 Posts

Default

The revolvers seem to be good for the price. Some of them have even been featured in gun tests magazine as the best buy for the money.

__________________

I don't need No stinking signature.

mountainman13 is offline  
 
Old 05-08-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 10,412
Liked 2986 Times on 1720 Posts
Likes Given: 1280

Default

A decent, inexpensive revolver. Better than RG, Rohm, and some others.

Unlike a Colt Python, the value will never increase.

__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)

danf_fl is offline  
 
Old 05-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #5
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pendleton, 29670,South Carolina
Posts: 2,586
Liked 1274 Times on 736 Posts
Likes Given: 1937

Default

Being the owner of 6 Charter Arms revolvers, I have found that 4 of the 6 are perfectly OK, and perform well for their intended purpose, personal protection. The 2 that are problems are a Bulldog Pug, .44 spl, that has such a tight space between the backstrap and the cylinder, that sometimes the cylinder stops before it rotates into position for a shot to be fired, because the cartridges drag on the backstrap, which may be the OP's problem. The other problem is a Target Bulldog .44 spl that has the barrel screwed in so the front sight is tilted about 15% to the left. Once I got used to compensating for that, I found that it shoots pretty straight. I look at it as a way for the piece to be "proprietary" to me, because if somebody grabs it and tries to shoot me, they may miss, giving me a chance to coldcock them. The other 4, an "Off Duty" .38 spl, a couple more Bulldog Pugs, and a 3" Bulldog, are perfectly OK.

__________________

Last edited by AIKIJUTSU; 05-08-2013 at 06:04 PM.
AIKIJUTSU is offline  
 
Old 05-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 258
Liked 23 Times on 19 Posts

Default

I guess what this man is saying is only buy a charter arms gun, that you can physically inspect prior to handing over the cash ;-)

__________________

Last edited by triggerjob; 05-08-2013 at 06:48 PM.
triggerjob is offline  
 
Old 05-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sethweese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 59
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Does anyone here have any experience with the .40 S&W Pitbull. Saw the quick write about about the 9mm, but I am a .40 guy looking for a new lower priced CCW gun (current gun is a Glock G22). Thanks for any help you all have !!!

__________________
sethweese is offline  
 
Old 05-08-2013, 07:25 PM   #8
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pendleton, 29670,South Carolina
Posts: 2,586
Liked 1274 Times on 736 Posts
Likes Given: 1937

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triggerjob View Post
I guess what this man is saying is only buy a charter arms gun, that you can physically inspect prior to handing over the cash ;-)
That would be a good start. The particular problem with the Pug would have been hard to detect unless I could have put one or more empty cartridge cases in it and tried to cycle it. It rotates perfectly OK when it is empty.
But the crooked barrel alignment on the Target Bulldog would have shown up if I'd been more careful.
__________________
AIKIJUTSU is offline  
 
Old 05-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #9
FAA licensed bugsmasher
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScottA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Davenport,IA
Posts: 6,885
Liked 2235 Times on 1207 Posts
Likes Given: 806

Default

How did we dig this thing up. 5 years is probably the oldest I've seen. Time to kill it.

__________________

Scott

Quote:
If you're not representing Jesus in a way that makes people want to hang out with you, you're doing it wrong.
Quote:
Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors. -Plato
Join the NRA
ScottA is offline  
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
charter arms poolshark13 Revolver Handguns 26 01-24-2013 09:02 PM
Charter Arms .38 crazyhorse Gunsmithing Forum 7 05-23-2011 09:17 AM
Charter Arms Bulldog .44 deputy dow Revolver Handguns 21 05-06-2009 05:03 PM
holster charter arms 4" bulldog 357 1861 Revolver Handguns 2 05-02-2009 01:16 PM
Charter Arms 38 Spl REGALPIMP1978 Revolver Handguns 8 02-25-2009 08:05 PM