After a few hiccups in production, their newest model was finally re-released in 2007 with all-new features and has seen similar sales figures compared to the original. The most obvious is the that the 642 has a vastly smoother trigger out of the box. It was introduced in 1973. At some point Nick Ecker reacquired a 20% stake in the company. With this bullet type, the shot is very powerful and has a strong penetration but the recoil can easily be handled. More importantly, Charter is responsible for developing the which has been adopted across the industry.
I wanted a larger caliber than. The shape of the grip made a big difference in the Off Duty. Clearly, the company was continuing to improve its lone product. Nonetheless, the facts all pointed towards their success from the beginning, especially considering McClenahan already had years of experience with Colt and Ruger under his belt. Quality-wise, the Charter was right up there with other American handgun makers.
I did like the fact that I could cluster bullet holes into 1. Furthermore, McClenahan went on to innovate a new safety system that has been nearly universally replicated throughout the industry. General Information Charter Arms has been making handguns since 1964. The Police Bulldog is now available with a 4 inch bull barrel. The grips are the standard factory small wooden grips with a Tyler T-grip adapter and I have orange glow paint on the front sight. Thinking about getting another one with a hammer on it. It was produced again by Charter 2000; this company, which failed also, improved the weapon with a one-piece barrel, front sight, ejector-shroud assembly.
Virtually every revolver made requires the use of a rimmed cartridge like the or. It certainly holds its own against a classic revolver, and that is no small feat. The Undercoverette name has been dropped, but the Undercover is now available in. With the lack of sideplate on Charter Arms revolvers, the Bulldog is able to keep weight reasonable, around 20 ounces, while still providing a relatively small package of. The pocket hammer may not have been available yet in the stainless models. But these guns shoot and do it well.
The 1972 issue of Gun Digest lists the same gun as the. The 1977 issue of Gun Digest lists a 5-shot Target Bulldog. It was a pleasure to shoot. I myself love the early charters. If bent, the rod may not eject spent cases. Although the company is probably most famous for the. For starters, the frame was a solid piece of steel, which provided added strength.
Ecker said the high polished, pink framed Chic Lady came about when one of his employees requested a Pink Lady for his girlfriend. I think I may still have the original wood grips somewhere. Both are aluminum frame, hammerless,. My wife has had it since the 70's and said she has fired it and really likes it. No box or documentation with either, but from what I can find serial numbers indicate both were made in mid to late 60's in Charters original factory in Bridgeport Ct. The rear backstrap is exposed on the revolver with the rubber grips.
I would buy a Bulldog 44spl they have and if Ruger doesn't put out a 5 shot double action 44 the size of the Charter I'll buy a Charter. Bought it brand new in the mid 70s. I haven't fired it yet but I sure like the looks of it and it has a pretty good feel to it. Of course, there are more revolvers chambered for 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. Doug McClennahan moved the company to a newly-built plant in Stratford, Connecticut in April of 1976. Charter Arms, however, fitted the firing pin of the in the frame.
Within these lines there are some 75 versions or variations. It was available in either matte black or stainless steel and had a red dot on the front sight. The five-shot Mag Pug is built on the Bulldog frame and is chambered for the. Initially, the Undercover was sold with a polished blue finish and smooth walnut grips that held a silver Charter Arms medallion. The Undercover is virtually identical in size and looks to the. Some models have stainless frames, barrels and cylinders, while the Lite versions may have stainless barrels, cranes and cylinders only. Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! But, I believe it could be improved with a better trigger.