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Old 06-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by c3shooter View Post
The Charter is an OK handgun. Not a S&W, not a Colt, but not a total piece of junk either. A now-and-again cylinder of +P is not going to hurt your revolver (your hand, maybe). A steady diet of +P will speed up wear, and parts will get loose, etc.
Ah, thanks for that. Not so bad then--I can keep the +P rounds for when its "loaded for business" and use regular rounds at the range to see what it does. No great expectations there though--Im using it as a carry piece for close protection anyway--dont need long-range accuracy. Wanna upgrade to something a bit nicer soon, but this will do for now.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:35 AM   #12
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Default Charter Arms vs. +P ammo

I suggest, Never shoot the wrong/improper ammo for what the firearm is rated for. It is unsafe. It can ruin the gun. Warranties are voided when a gun is abused by being loaded and fired with improper ammo. A person can get by with lots of things, but why would anyone do something so negligent and sloppy, as shooting the wrong ammo on purpose, when you're educated and capable of using the ammunition suggested for that firearm by the manufacture.

I am not implying that any information given has been wrong, unsafe or improper. I really didn't even study the other replys and this is just my opinion.

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Old 06-29-2011, 10:39 PM   #13
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i agree ...its the ejector rod or the bushing on which the cyl tilts out of . imo everyone has gone high performance crazy good old 158 lead round nose .38's have stopped threats for decades .dont tell anybody but ....cut an x in tip
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:23 PM   #14
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It sounds like the ejector rod is loose.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:39 AM   #15
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I would avoid +p in a charter arms.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:28 PM   #16
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An old charter I had once had a screw that the ejector rod bears against when the cylinder was closed. Adjusting that screw just a bit would make it easier to open. You might look at that. I don't think you'd be undergunned with it, the Smith would maybe take a little more abuse. If the charter is treated as it should be, as a handgun and not as a toy, it should hold up for a long time. I would not toss it just because it says Charter Arms on it.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:35 AM   #17
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CA has a lifetime warranty on its guns, so just call them up & send it back for proper repair, I love my Bulldog 44 spcl & I carry it every day with no problems, I put through about 300 rds when I broke it in new & no hiccups at all.?
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:51 AM   #18
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44Mag, the company has changed hands. They honor a lifetime warranty on guns made by the current company, there IS a charge for working on guns made by the prior company. Go to the Charter website, look under FAQ.
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