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Interesting observation in the comment section ....
The only “quirk” to this gun most people will discover is there is a trick to loading it. You can’t just shove the rounds straight in the chambers. You have to hold the nose of the bullet at a slight angle and give it a twist. This is because the spring loaded ejectors stick up when the chambers are empty, blocking the round from being loaded straight in. Chambering the round presses the ejectors down. Hence, speedloading this gun is not practical
I'll stick with my Glock 23.
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Neat concept, I would rather have Moon Clips tho.
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A "J" frame revolver with a trick to reloading...I'm going to look into it...looking to get another Dog..like the 44..the fact that 40 is cheap and easy doesnt play with me, these charter arms guns get carried alot more than they get fired...
I'll probably wait until the 9mm version comes out maybe give it a shot. Will probably mostly use it for range use and not as much carry though. I would think that shooting .40 in a 20 oz revo might sting a bit.
I view it in the same way I viewed the .45GAP, a solution for a non-existent problem.
Last edited by archer51; September 21st, 2011 at 07:30 AM.
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I like the idea; it could serve as a BUG to a larger .40 weapon.
But, no way with that jacked up reload method
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I'll pass. Another lame attempt to get an infux of fresh revenue.
If a company is going to do this, at least give them a product that is user friendly for it's purpose instead of just throwing crap out there for the nimrod to buy. This is about as useful as the stupid shotshell and 45 Colt chambered guns.
But it's proof of the logic of the American consumer.
Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.
I'd rather go for an old SP101 in 9mm.
I don't carry a gun to look for or start a fight. I carry one to finish a fight I never wanted to be in.
Revolvers, “more elegant weapons for a more civilized age.”
There's nothing new under the sun. It's all been done before. This old wheezer has an actual bore diameter of .405-inch and flings a complement of 6 soft, blunt 200 grain lead bullets to 750 fps. Realistically, an assailant couldn't describe the difference in being well-hit by the .41 Long Colt and being well-hit by the .40 Bulldog. No weird quirks or or special loading techniques with this 110-year-old Colt either so I'd just as soon have it.
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old wheezer gun porn ....txs
Candidly it scares me. I recently helped a friend get her horribly manufactured Charter Southpaw replaced by the factory. When it first shipped two of the chambers had overbored rings in the middle of them, and when she test fired it the brass had to be hammered out with a punch. Tried another mild factory load, same result. We were never able to shoot an entire cylinder full through the gun without it binding up and then having to be hammered clear. The rings on the cases were several thousandths bigger than the rest of the case.
We sent it back to Charter with a letter and the fired brass. After some discussion they 'repaired' it and returned it. The repaired revolver was so out of alignment that even though it seemed to be timed correctly it shaved lead so badly that I was bleeding from three different pinpricks after the second shot. They agreed to pay for return shipping this time and replaced it with a new gun. The new gun has worked fine so far, but it really soured me on their quality control and she is still out the original UPS shipping fees. If they had test fired a full cylinder full out of the first gun it never would have left the factory, and if they test fired the second gun the shooter must have been wearing long sleeves and heavy gloves. No new Charter Arms for me.
I do not think so. I am not a big fan of the .40, and that the gun is not easy to load does not make it any better. In addition, that snubbie might be very loud.
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