I like the Charter Arms Pitbull!

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    I like the Charter Arms Pitbull!

    I'm referring to the 9mm version, not the .40 S&W. My question is, when will I be able to buy one? Anyone else wanting one for ccw? For those of you who
    don't know, this is a DA/SA revolver chambered in 9mm, that does not require moon clips. Instead it uses a dual-spring ejector rod to hold the rounds in the cylinder and headspace the rounds. While I prefer semiautomatic pistols, this is a very interesting platform for ccw. So, what do you guys think? Good idea for a ccw weapon, or a marketing gimmick?
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    For someone who wants to standardize their ammo, it's very cool.

    As far as a defensive tool, I think I'd take a regular revolver with fewer moving parts to go wrong.

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    IMHO, it's all sizzle & no steak. S&W and Ruger have both tried it before. They've both got better engineers, better manufacturing & bigger development budgets than does Charter Arms. The dual spring ejector rod to make it work seems to me just a complicated solution to a non-existant problem. If you MUST HAVE a 9mm wheelgun, find a discontinued SP101 in 9mm. It's gonna' be expensive. Yep, it uses moon clips. But another name for a moon clip is ...a speedloader.
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    Not for me.
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    Do revolvers actually have less moving parts? I do not know and have seen a schematic that made me question the statement myself.
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    I'd like to see one in person. I wouldn't worry about who has the best engineers, I'm sure they all have good ones. I have been hearing allot of good stuff about Charter these days. Smith quality has went down these days from the Smith's of yesterday, Ruger is a good brand but heavy IMO.

    I myself would love to have a 9mm revolver. That would give me cheaper ammo to practice with, allowing me to practice more. I don't know about the ejection concept that they are using. I personally would rather use moonclips myself. But I see where most would not want to use moonclips. The thought of loading and shooting just like any other revolver is a high appeal for most I believe.

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    I would like to try one out. I used to have a Ruger revolver in 9mm but sold it for a large profit.
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    They make the .38 Special for that.
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    I've posted it before CENTERFIRE SYSTEMS have them for $329

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    If the new style ejection works as advertised I don't see why this wouldn't be an interesting gun to have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45MINK View Post
    I've posted it before CENTERFIRE SYSTEMS have them for $329
    Out of Stock

    They're taking backorders
    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

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    I would think they would put more effort into making their revolvers smoother and tighter. This by itself would increase sales. If they can't get the basics down, I don't trust them for this new design.
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    I just hope they market it in the Lavender Lady color.

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    I read, here or elsewhere, that the Charter Arms .40 S&W version had already been discontinued. I have no evidence to support that rumor. My question remains...why bother? As for S&W quality control or Ruger weight? I wouldn't take two Charter Arms revolvers for one of either brand. If you want a cheap DA revolver with which to practice, buy a .22 LCR.
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