.Bought one brand new sometime in the early 80's. Seems like I broke something early on, I remember it wouldent lock all the way into battery. My gunsmith fixed it easy enough. Then once an underpowerd reload lodged a lead 158 grain SWC part way between the barrel & the cylinder tying up & jamming the little gun. But that was not the guns fault.
Liked the little Charter well enough to have carried it off & on for 20+ years. It was easy to conceal diden't weigh anything yet it was all steel.
Bad points were the wood grips which I kept because I needed maximum concealabilty,but man did that thing ever hurt the hand when I fired it!
The other bad point (major one) the little charter was absolutely hands down the single most inaccurate handgun I have ever owned!
I sure coulden't hit much with it nor could anyone I ever handed it too.
However, one of the two times I ever thought I would have to actually shoot someone the little Charter was quickly in my hand and the situation was just as quickly defused.
While the little Udercover Charter wae busy saving my families bacon my Colt Combat Goverment model with the 4 lb. trigger & the Bowmar sights was "safely" locked in my car trunk ....back at the Motel....
I owed that little hard kicken inaccurate Charter an awful lot.
I still regret ever trading it off.