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Charter Arms Impressions...

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    Charter Arms Impressions...

    What is the general consensus on the quality of Charter Arms revolvers? That new model that takes rimless 9mm or .45 ammo looks interesting. I am sure that their other revolvers are of similar quality although not similar design. What are your thoughts about the brand as a whole? Thanks.


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    I like the look and feel of the Charters and have never had any problems with them. The one i had had seen some seriously rough use as well.
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    Have read that the "new" revolvers are seriously lacking the integrity of the "old" ones. The "new" ones being current production after the company was revived.
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    The general consensus is they stink. But this is coming from people that have read horror stories on the internet from Smith purist, and have no first hand experience. I have four of the "new" ones, and they have all held up fine.

    I will be one of the first in line to get the rimless 9, and .45.

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    I've had three over the years.
    Love 'em.
    Can offer no intellectual comment on current manufacture examples.
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    Both my Charter Arms revolvers come from the 70's when I bought them new. One in 22mag and one in 44 special. Both are quality revolvers and I would recommend them.
    No comments on the new ones.

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    I have carried a Bulldog 44 for years with no problems. Not the finish and quality of a Smith and not the price either. To be fully out front I now have a Smith Model 24
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    Owned an early 80's Charter Arms "Undercover" 5 shot 38 Spl and a late 70's model "Police Bulldog" 6 shot 38 Spl. Liked them both. Overall quality didn't match a S&W revolver, however, the quality of the CA guns was very good at the time.

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    General take is to be wary of the ones during the "Charco/Charter 2000" marked years; and that those older or newer than these are fine.

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    What he said. ↑ The older ones, and the newest ones are the ones that seem to be worry free. I guess the general consensus on this forum, from those that have actually owned one seems to be pretty good.

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    I've had several new ones (post-Charco and post "Charter 2000") and been pleasantly surprised with them. I've even made a few posts about them.

    OTOH, I haven't put thousands of rounds through them, either.

    I had one of the recent production .357's that I always thought would fall apart in my hands- but it never did. It shot accurately and reliably.

    I also have a 70's model "Off Duty" that is a very, very good gun.

    I give them a thumbs-up, with maybe an asterisk or caveat. How's THAT for a weasel answer? (consider my line of work)
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    Good to hear that Charter Arms is up to snuff again. Had an old 38 bob hammer that I really regret trading.
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