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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Charter Arms?

While doing some HW on pistols I came across Charter Arms. I personally had never heard of them except in passing. Does anyone know much about these or have some experience with them?

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Re: Charter Arms?

They are fairly cheap and crudely made, but they go bang. They've been around for years, changing hands several times IIRC, but they work, regardless. Their Bulldog (.44spl) was also used by David Berkowitz, aka "Son of Sam", not that they want that publicity or anything.

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Re: Charter Arms?

So maybe not the best pistol out there?
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Re: Charter Arms?

Depends on you needs.

They are light, inexpensive, and go bang.

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Re: Charter Arms?

I had looked into them and read mixed reviews. Decided to go else where.

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Re: Charter Arms?

I am looking for a relatively cheap rimfire to start out with. I'd really like to buy something that I can shoot w/o breaking the bank to learn. I really like the looks of Charter's 22LR/22Mag interchangeable.
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Re: Charter Arms?

Ruger has a .22/.22 mag convertible that is well made and will resell for a heck of a lot more than a Charter arms gun.




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Re: Charter Arms?

There have been 2 or 3 "Charter Arms" companies or variances thereof throughout time. The first made some very good products. The second(if there was a third) was iffy, and if there was only a second - it was the early production that was iffy.

The present production stuff is about on par with Taurus. While it isn't a Colt or Smith & Wesson, they will probably serve you fine.

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Re: Charter Arms?

Get a used single six, 250.00 - 275.00
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Re: Charter Arms?

If you want a cheap 22 with interchangeable cylinders look into a heritage rough rider. I have one, and it works fine. Mine has the 6 1/2" barrel, and I've been toying with the idea of getting one with a shorter barrel. There are a few members on here that have them, and I haven't heard any complaints.

There are made cheap. I will not deny that. It all depends what you want out of it. If you won't be happy with fixed sights, and poorly fitted parts you better look into a single six.

I got mine to mostly plink with, and it works fine for that. I also hunt small game with mine. I just tried several loads till I found one that shot to point of aim. I haven't done much with the 22 mag though.

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