Anyone have any experience with the new Charter Arms Revos?

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    Anyone have any experience with the new Charter Arms Revos?

    I just read an article on the Charter Arms Under Cover .38spl and I am kind of interested in it.

    It is a cheap gun, internal hammer, not a great gun, but not terrible either from what the article said. Might be good for a truck gun I am thinking.

    I'd like to hear from anyone who has any experience with them. How's the quality? How do they shoot?
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    I've got a Charter Arms Undercover 38, well it's actually my wife's. I think you must have read an article about Charter's Offduty which is their shrouded hammer model. I don't have any experience with that model.

    Anyways, I like our little 38. It's stainless steel & aluminum so it's nice and light (about 16oz) and has been reliable for us (always fired whatever I've put in her). Now we haven't shot her a tremendous amount, maybe 300 rounds total. The design is very simple and is a cinch to maintain and tinker with. Ours is currently wearing Barami Hip Grips, a Tyler T grip and a spurless hammer which makes is easy to carry and fairly comfortable to shoot. I will say that it's lockup isn't nearly as tight as our Ruger SP101 and it's cylinder gap is large enough to spit a little bit out the sides. For our needs it's more of a shot a little carried a lot type of gun so neither of these deficiencies are a big deal for us as long as it shots and doesn't jam. Accuracy wise I think it's fairly typical of most snub nose revolvers as I can keep all the shots COM at 7 yards easily and with care even a head shot.

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    I have two Charter .44 specials. Don't have a .38 yet, but I too have been doing some research on them and think I am going to get the Off Duty myself. I have attached a couple of reviews from online mag writers. Hope this helps.

    http://www.madogre.com/PowerHouse/Ch...20Jan%2008.pdf

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    Yep. I went back and looked at the article and it is in fact the Off Duty I was reading about. Sorry for the confusion.

    I may pick one up one of these days if I ever have the money for one.
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    Two others worth looking at are the Armscor 206 and the EAA Windicator. The Armscor is made on Colt machinery in the Philippines and is the same as a Colt Detective of lesser quality steel. The Windicator is made in Germany and an original design.

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    Have an older .44 and an older .38. Love them both and carry them often!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warmon View Post
    Two others worth looking at are the Armscor 206 and the EAA Windicator. The Armscor is made on Colt machinery in the Philippines and is the same as a Colt Detective of lesser quality steel. The Windicator is made in Germany and an original design.

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    Both of those alternatives are larger and heavier than the Undercover. Though I have considered getting an Armscor as a stash&grab gun for around the house. If I ever come across one again with the 4" barrel for under $200 I'll probably walk away with it.
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    I had an undercover that served me well for a lot of years. Never had a problem with it.

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    I purchased the .357 Pug about 4 months ago and 300 rounds later have not had a single problem. It makes a great deep CCW. For the price you can't beat it. JMHO

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    I have a 20 year old 38 spl Off Duty the has the hammer bobbed...The hammer is bobbed, but can be used SA if I want. Very nice little gun with countless rounds thru it. No problems and fairly accurate for what it is.
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