This gives the Bulldog shooter a comfortable load for target shooting and self defense at power levels akin to the. I did like the fact that I could cluster bullet holes into 1. It looked much like the Undercover on steroids and had a 3-inch, tapered barrel, a five-shot cylinder and oversized, checkered walnut grips. He had several serious accidents that delayed work on the new revolver, so that it was only recently that the. Since it was the only 44 special then in production, when The Son of Sam David Berkowitz was on his rampage in the latte 1970s local police asked owners of 44 bulldogs to come in to have the ballistics checked.
For example, I think the fixed sights on the Off Duty are easier to see and use than those on the 642. Nick Ecker and two other investors bought the company and reopened it in 2000, under the name Charter 2000 in Shelton, Connecticut. I do not know how long the Dual Pathfinder was manufactured, but I have never seen one. Charter Arms Chic Lady While the Undercover was already a huge hit, the New England weapons developer took it a step further when they released the. There are belt holsters, paddle-back styles, inside-the-waistband and even pocket holsters available.
They were really nice guns and were very popular. In '98,the transfer bar broke after many thousands of rounds. If you like to cock your gun, but still limit the possibility of the gun snagging on anything, check out the. The requesting employee polished the stainless steel fished portions of the revolver to a high shine, and the other women working in the factory virtually swooned over the combination said Ecker. There are certainly design differences but the two guns have similar one-piece frames and a nearly identical number of parts. The Charter Arms Patriot with a 2. One of the most unique Charter models is the Pitbull, which was designed primarily as a law enforcement backup or off-duty gun.
Any experts with first-hand experience with these beauties? The Bulldog is also available for the first time with a pocket hammer and neoprene grips referred to in the text as the Law Enforcement Bulldog. The frame is built from heat-treated aluminum and wears a semi-gloss black finish. I shot standard pressure and +P loads all factory stuff and everything worked properly. To load the Off-Duty, the cylinder latch is pushed forward using the thumb of your shooting hand if you are a right-handed shooter. Jim, Let me put it this way,if you can keep those little revolvers,do so.
His commitment to innovation, , and power has never faltered in his 50+ years of business. Feed system 5-round cylinder The Bulldog is a 5-shot designed by Doug McClenahan and produced by. Other ammo types are weaker or provide too much recoil. The medium frame was used for the. Although the Pathfinder originally had a 3-inch barrel and adjustable sights, most of the versions today have a 2-inch barrel and fixed sights. The one I own now says Bull Dog Pug on one side, and Charter Arms Shelton, Conn, on the other. Lastly, the placement of the cylinder release on the Charter is slightly different than on the 642.
Snubbie Upgrades Several Charter Arms revolvers are available with Crimson Trace Lasergrips as well as adjustable sights for enhanced precision. Their most famous model is the , with its pink anodized frame, hi-polished parts, and all. The first Bull Dog I bought was back in the 70's. I can't begin to tell you how many rounds I put through that little gun. I would date them a little older, late 60's early 70's.
The weight of the pistol is almost equal to five 158-grain. But fear not, while these revolvers may be lighter, they are still extremely durable. Charter Arms Bulldog Pug In the 1987 issue of Gun Digest the Bulldog Pug is available for the first time. In the back of the issue it is more correctly identified as the Police Undercover, available with a 2 or 4 inch barrel. I will send you ser, and any dates if you wish.
Plus, in an attempt at boosting user-friendliness, Charter has started to release new limited edition grips. Charter offers their revolvers with many different color options. There are also interesting variations of the. Then, after initially producing revolvers chambered in a variety of calibers, including. The square butt grips can be had for the Undercover. Like taking away the car keys, this really sucked.
With 100% American made products, Charter Arms has introduced many handgun innovations to the industry over the past five decades. But, I believe it could be improved with a better trigger. By strengthening the metal components by up to ten times, the Blacknitride finish will keep your Charter looking spick and span for years to come. The original Sentinel uses an integral one-piece alloy frame, while the Undercover has a steel frame with a separate trigger guard and grip made of alloy. I will quote the two short paragraphs: New on the market this year are two 38 Special revolvers produced by Charter Arms Corp.
The extended cartridge will then jam the revolver as the extended bullet will not allow the cylinder to rotate. I haven't fired it yet but I sure like the looks of it and it has a pretty good feel to it. Sorry for not getting back sooner, but have had massive computer problems. These are as premium as they look — Check out their sexy and comfortable Backpacker Wood and Rosewood grips for an easy way to upgrade your handgun. The BlackHawk holster has a thumb-snap retainer that worked with the hammerless design of the Charter Arms revolver, too.