Charter Arms Undercover

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    Charter Arms Undercover

    after trading one for another, then another for several years, I now have a Charter Arms (stainless) Undercover for a "field gun". A lot of the places I have to venture in to have a few "no shoulders" critters, and the occassional ferral hog. The hogs really aren't a concern, but the snakes are becoming more of a concern to me as I get older and less able to dispatch them with the usual swing of a machete. Anyhow, the CA will be a field gun and truck gun, with the front two rounds loaded with shotshells, and the next three with hp+p's. This is a 5-6 year old gun, in really good shape, it does shoot a bit to left of poa but it ain't a target gun so that's not a problem.

    Is there anything about this particular model to watch out for? I have only had a chance to put 40-50 rounds through it since the trade, and will probably only shoot it enough to cycle the carry rounds every couple of months anyway so it won't get a lot of heavy use. I know the CA is not an expensive weapon, but it does seem as if it fits this particular application.

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    IMO they are carry a lot and shoot little guns. So for your planned use it should be fine. Check the frame screws every once in a while to make sure they haven't worked loose.

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    I've had good luck with mine. It's not the tightest gun nor the best finished, but for a field & truck gun it should work great. Mine's matte stainless and I find that it blackens with carbon much faster than my wife's more polished ruger. It doesn't bother me too much since for the money it does what I want it to. I have found that +P's are much more noticeable than in the heavier SP101.
    Mine: Glock 36............Wife's: Ruger SP101 3"
    -------Ruger SR9....................Ruger SR9c
    -------S&W SW99 .45.............Charter Arms Undercover

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    Had one for years with no problems. It is reliable, but not shoot very often. I keep it in the vehicle.

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    Bought mine new in 1982. They were excellent guns back then.
    Not a Smith or a Colt but less money then either.
    They are or should I say were not +P rated then, but not sure about the newer ones.

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    Had one for years and it held up for all I put it through. Not a S&W but reliable.
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    The current Charter Undercovers are rated for limited +P use. It says that on their website - www.charterfirearms.com
    Mine: Glock 36............Wife's: Ruger SP101 3"
    -------Ruger SR9....................Ruger SR9c
    -------S&W SW99 .45.............Charter Arms Undercover

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    Sounds to me that you would be much better served with a Taurus Judge that shoots .410 shotgun shells or .45 Long Colt.
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    My Undercover has been fine. It may have only 500 rounds threw it but I carry it as a Backup Gun.

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    For the most part I've read positive reviews of the current production of Charter revolvers. Most of the (few) negitive reviews I've seen were from people who never owned one or don't own a current production model. Like most companies, they've had times when they were less then stellar.
    Personally I'd like to pick up an Undercover Southpaw when they become more available.

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    I've got an older in my pocket right now. As others have said its not as well finished as some others, but it does the most most important thing, it goes bang when I pull the trigger.

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