Charter Arms

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by rb522, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. rb522

    rb522 New Member

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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.
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have had one. It was a .22 LR. It shot a bit high, but always fired. Meh..... didn't hate it. I only sold it because it was so god awful loud.
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    The wife loves her patriot in .327 mag.................
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member Supporter

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    The Charter Bulldog in ,44 spcl, has been my EDC for last couple years.
    It shoots to POA. and never had a problem

    Im happy with it.



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    Jim
     
  5. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I put a request at LGS for Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm version revolver, that request was put in March 2013 amd still on order!

    They have been getting the other Charter Arms models; but, not the 9mm Pitbull.
     
  6. rb522

    rb522 New Member

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    I was thinking Bull Dog or Mag Pug. I've only owned S&W and Ruger Revolvers before, so I'm not that familiar with Charter.
     
  7. Cheever

    Cheever New Member

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    I've worked on a few of them and they are the most bass-ackwards pieces around. I always charge higher to work on these firearms when they come into the shop. I have gotten more than one into the shop in a bag because some individuals fancy they are garage gunsmiths and can't get them back together. If you get the cylinder release latch off you will need about 4 hands to put it back together. If you don't tinker with your firearms I imagine they are acceptable and I have never been afraid to shoot one but I will never own one.
     
  8. John_Deer

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    I have an old charter that was made in the early 70's. It is a 357 mag pug. A member of my family carried it as a back up to his service pistol. The mag pug can be carried in the pocket but it is easy to carry in a holster on your belt or an ankle holster. It is accurate at close range. It is exactly what you would expect from a 357 with a 2.5" barrel.
     
  9. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The ones made in the last 5 or so years have been pretty decent and they have a lifetime warranty. They are made in the USA if Brooklyn is still part of the USA. I have dealt with the owner and management and they a very nice people. I would buy one before I bought a Taurus revolver.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

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    Owned several over many years- nothing negative to say about any---
    I will say at todays prices I think I might find a used ole S&W Mdl 10 cheaper to keep in the truck :eek:
     
  11. shadecorp

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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.
     
  12. regload

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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.
     
  13. Quentin

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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.
     
  14. rb522

    rb522 New Member

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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.
     
  15. nitestalker

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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. :confused:
     
  16. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    One of the carry guns MzGrn wants is the Charter off duty. I was told the pit bulls are available.
     
  17. John_Deer

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    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.
     
  18. awahlster

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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.
     
  19. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    The Undercover is the lightest 38Spl. in the Market,..even less(by about 1.5 ozs.)then the Ruger LCR...
     
  20. jfinch2377

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    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.