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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-03-2017, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Was looking at these.....whats you opinion on the Charter 45acp for a carry weapon?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-04-2017, 05:10 AM
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If there anything like the charter arms guns ive shot and handled id pass and save a few more dollars and buy something else. You trust your life and your familys to a carry gun and its not a piece you want to shop at the bargain cave for.

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I bought a pitbull 40 when they first came out. I have never had an issue with mine.
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I'd rather have a bulldog, the rim on the 44 Special should enhance operation and Silvertips expand quite well.

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I've owned a original model Bull Dogs since the mid 80's and it used to be my preferred carry piece before I could carry something a little more packgable. Very effective caliber, and I reload for it.
Noting the comments above, I wasn't aware that Charter made a .357 revolver with an alloy frame, and mine has a steel frame that has not caused me a problem yet.
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I've owned a original model Bull Dogs since the mid 80's and it used to be my preferred carry piece before I could carry something a little more packgable. Very effective caliber, and I reload for it.
Noting the comments above, I wasn't aware that Charter made a .357 revolver with an alloy frame, and mine has a steel frame that has not caused me a problem yet.
I have a colt cobra alloy frame 38 special, and if you shake it, it sounds like castanets.
I retired it 30 years ago and no more aluminum frames for me.

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I almost bought one, but with the neuropathy I have I had difficulty opening the cylinder. Save up a few more $$$ and am getting a CZ 75 SP-01

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I had a couple of the early 44Spl blued Bulldogs which carried invisibly in a pair of inside vest crossdraw pockets, although 'cheap' then they were not the cheapest or the worst and always functioned; and they came in a small 44 Spl package that nobody else had. As a 44 fan and reloader I made my own Charter Arms friendly cast bullet downloads (kinda 44 S&W pre-spl) as the factory loads were snotty in it, I expect the 45acp will be also, maybe more so. I have often thought I should have kept the better one.....I didnt have that much in it at the time and the money I got out of it went into something long forgotten.....
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I would wait a couple of weeks . Charter should be shipping there new 45 LONG COLT revolvers. I feel it will be a game changer. in the snubbie carry field.

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I owned a used Charter Arms Off-Duty in 38spl with Alloy frame, 25 years ago. I shot it less than 200 rounds before I got rid of it and bought my Taurus 85. I was never happy with the quality of the CA. It was very inaccurate (I don't think the timing of the 5 cylinder was set correctly to the throat)...I wasn't going to even bother letting a smith look at it to verify the revolver's issues...it just wasn't worth it for a $125 revolver at the time. I made the trade and still have my Taurus 85.

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