Snubbie range report

This is a discussion on Snubbie range report within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I took my Charter Arms On Duty out for some practice today. My carry load is Buffalo Bore standard pressure 158gr LSCWHP. They are over ...

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    Snubbie range report

    I took my Charter Arms On Duty out for some practice today.


    My carry load is Buffalo Bore standard pressure 158gr LSCWHP.
    They are over $1.00 a round, but consistent and accurate. They are very clean shooting with almost no flash.
    Here is the first three from the cylinder at 10 yards


    The last two



    I only fired one cylinder full due to cost.

    I had a couple hundred rounds of Blazer aluminum cased +p to try. I found that by the fifth round in every cylinder, the bullet would pull enough to bind up. So after three cylinders, I gave up on the Blazer. No other rounds I have tried pull bullets.
    I shot about 75 rounds of +P 158gr SWC. They are mixed brass reloads from the police department.
    They are pretty stout, but hit to point of aim and are fairly consistent.
    I also shot 100 rounds of Winchester Win-Clean JSP. They hit a little lower than the 158gr loads.
    Very light recoil and good accuracy.
    The Charter shot great. I could keep all rounds in the center of mass of a B27 target out to about 15 yards shooting double action.

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    Looking good...
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    Pretty good shooting.! Looks like you have a worthy carry revolver.

    Congrats and Thanks for the report.
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    Thank you for sharing!
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    Good shooting! Nice gun! Enjoy and be safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 303british View Post
    I took my Charter Arms On Duty out for some practice today.


    My carry load is Buffalo Bore standard pressure 158gr LSCWHP.
    They are over $1.00 a round, but consistent and accurate. They are very clean shooting with almost no flash.
    Here is the first three from the cylinder at 10 yards


    The last two



    I only fired one cylinder full due to cost.

    I had a couple hundred rounds of Blazer aluminum cased +p to try. I found that by the fifth round in every cylinder, the bullet would pull enough to bind up. So after three cylinders, I gave up on the Blazer. No other rounds I have tried pull bullets.
    I shot about 75 rounds of +P 158gr SWC. They are mixed brass reloads from the police department.
    They are pretty stout, but hit to point of aim and are fairly consistent.
    I also shot 100 rounds of Winchester Win-Clean JSP. They hit a little lower than the 158gr loads.
    Very light recoil and good accuracy.
    The Charter shot great. I could keep all rounds in the center of mass of a B27 target out to about 15 yards shooting double action.

    You sure that was not 5 yards?
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    Glad the gun is working for you, and always interesting to read experiences with specific ammo types. Thanks for sharing!

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    Looks like good shooting to me!!!
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    Shooting that well with a snub from that distance, you should feel very confident carrying it for SD.
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    Interesting looking grips, too.

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    Good shooting, and a nice looking gun, thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAtrigger View Post
    ...Interesting looking grips, too.
    Barami Hip Grips.

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    Thanks everyone. I traded a Kel-Tec P11 for the Charter and I shoot the revolver much better than I ever did the Kel-Tec. I painted the front sight red with my daughters nail polish and it really stands out in daylight. I have a Tyler T-grip on order to fill out the Barami grips, but they do work well on thier own. I usually pocket carry durring the week, but when wearing jeans on friday use the hip grips to IWB carry.

    For such an inexpensive gun I am impressed with the Charter Arms. It is much more accurate than the Taurus 85 I had years ago.

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    I have been eyeing the CA line recently....like the Pugs and some others and have heard good comments about their quality. Good to hear this about a US company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 303british View Post
    Thanks everyone. I traded a Kel-Tec P11 for the Charter and I shoot the revolver much better than I ever did the Kel-Tec. I painted the front sight red with my daughters nail polish and it really stands out in daylight. I have a Tyler T-grip on order to fill out the Barami grips, but they do work well on thier own. I usually pocket carry durring the week, but when wearing jeans on friday use the hip grips to IWB carry.

    For such an inexpensive gun I am impressed with the Charter Arms. It is much more accurate than the Taurus 85 I had years ago.
    Yep! Walgreens has some really bright nail polish in several colors that works well on sights. Makes them really stand out against most any background. About $2 for a lifetime-sized bottle. I put the orange on all my sights.
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