Charter Arms rimless revolvers are out?


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FIVETWOSEVEN
August 12, 2011, 11:57 AM
I just found them for sale on Cheaper than Dirt's website for alittle over $400. If they work, I would love to get one to compliment my XD, I figure I could use a spare magazine as a speed loader.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/76089-1.html

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hardluk1
August 12, 2011, 12:59 PM
I can buy a kahr CW40 that weighs less for the same money. with 1 more round and quicker reloads.

HankR
August 12, 2011, 01:47 PM
I'm not interested in the .40, but I'll probably buy one in .45 ACP and/or 9mm when they come out, assuming they get OK reviews/reliability.

I realize I can buy bottom-feeders for less, but I've always kind of liked the novelty of rimless revolvers.

FIVETWOSEVEN
August 12, 2011, 02:21 PM
One thing this revolver has going for it versus other autoloaders is that this gun can be reloaded by thumbing rounds out of the magazine of your main gun so it would be a good idea for a BUG.

hardluk1
August 12, 2011, 06:41 PM
why when the weight of that CA is allready as much as a glock. or many other lighter pistols. But at the weight of 21 oz thats what a glock 22weights.

BleysAhrens
August 12, 2011, 06:48 PM
Don't you need moon clips for this?

FIVETWOSEVEN
August 12, 2011, 07:36 PM
Thats the beauty of this gun, no moon clips required, if it did then you might aswell get a S&W. With its design you can reload it using a semi auto's magazine if you run it dry.

why when the weight of that CA is allready as much as a glock. or many other lighter pistols. But at the weight of 21 oz thats what a glock 22weights.

Can't really pocket carry a Glock 22 and it can be difficult with a 27 in a manner that you can still draw fast and don't print. There are people that carry Revolvers that aren't as practical as a semi auto thats half the size yet people still do it. Its called preferance. This gun is aimed at Cops for a BUG so they can use the same ammo without having to buy another type plus these revolvers can be reloaded with a spare magazine if something happened to the Cop's primary weapon.

Revolvers aren't for everyone.

BleysAhrens
August 12, 2011, 07:50 PM
Dual Coil Spring Extractor Design Eliminates Need for Moonclips
The Charter Arms .40 S&W Revolver features a rimless cartridge extractor assembly. A dual coil spring assembly is located in the extractor to allow the insertion and retention of a .40 caliber cartridge in each chamber of the revolvers’ cylinder. What sets the new Charter Arms apart from previous revolvers chambered for rimless cartridges is the built-in coil spring that grabs the cartridges’ extractor groove. This enables the gun to work without moon clips used in other revolver designs.


Oh wow! That would be hot!! It's going on my list.

hardluk1
August 13, 2011, 10:25 AM
Good luck with that heavy weight it won't carry like any 2 finger grip light weight revolver. An thats from a guy that carried a revolver for 22 years. For the cost and weight there are several great choices that that can be pocket carried in semi-auto pistols. I'll keep my cw kahr and if a back up both legal and needed it would be another cw kahr. I won't have to fumble with slid bullets out of a extra mag to reload. I would bet than that chunky 40 cylinder is wider than many small semi autos CA's grip is not thin and after market choice's are ,,well , not there. The over all package is not really that small. Sure ain't smaller than my CA 38 ultra lite i own and the glock 27 was phisicaly right at the same size if in a box and my KT' pf-9 and kahr cm or cw are smaller all 3 are way thinner. But comeing from a an old revolver guy hope you enjoy yours. You ordered right. No dout guys will buy them. Reather have a 357 with a several stipper loaders and if I needed a 21 oz revolver.

FIVETWOSEVEN
August 13, 2011, 12:48 PM
I carry a XD40 which weighs 27 ounces, I can handle 21. Its a revolver, of course its wider. We get it though, you don't like it and I not gonna even try to defend it to you.

rdrancher
August 13, 2011, 04:56 PM
It's good to see Charter finally get these guns out in the market. I have a Bulldog Classic on my list first, but look forward to seeing the .45.

KevininPa
August 13, 2011, 06:30 PM
.......45 also. I always wanted a big bore snub. All of mine are .38/.357. The .45acp ammo is also cheaper than the .44 and .45 Colt. Especially since my buddy reloads for it!:D

ArchAngelCD
August 14, 2011, 02:02 AM
hardluk1,
This is the revolver forum and the OP is talking about a new revolver he likes. IMO it's bad form to tell him he is wrong for liking revolvers. If you like semi-autos good for you but some of us like revolvers and carry them. You really shouldn't talk down to people and in not so many words tell them they are dumb for carrying a revolver just because you like semi-autos better. That's not very High Road IMO...

Even shooters who carry a semi-auto like small revolvers as a BUG like the OP said in his first post. (especially one with a common ammo)

Usertag
August 14, 2011, 02:08 AM
You really don't see many revolvers that shoot Self-Loader Rounds without a Moon Clip. Like the S&W 625. But the real matter is that I hate the .40S&W round. Better yet a Little 5 shot revolver. IMO I think the .40 isn't optimized for Self-Defense. But i'm glad you like it.

bdb benzino
August 14, 2011, 04:22 AM
I like the idea of this gun and may pick one up in 9 or 45, but to me one of the good points of a revolver with a semi-auto rounds IS moonclips.

hardluk1
August 14, 2011, 10:34 AM
arch you did not read well. I carried a revolver for 22 years and still enjoy shooting them and I hunt with revolvers not semi-autos. Even spent some time shooting a buddies taurus 40 cal revolver and he crono'd it with most loads. He sold it after finding that has 357's could do the same and exceed fps with matching bullet weights from a 2" barrel. Just an odd combo to me. Even felt recoil was about the same. Just comes off as something that is a nich firearm. I hope you enjoy yours. I still carry a ultra lite 38revolver when real light is wanted. Like I said before, not against revolvers be any means.

FIVETWOSEVEN
August 14, 2011, 03:20 PM
But the real matter is that I hate the .40S&W round.

Why exactly? The FBI chose it for a reason, even the Russians use it last I saw. http://www.spets.dk/spets_vaaben.htm

ArchAngelCD
August 15, 2011, 02:07 AM
I don't have or intend on buying a revolver in 40 S&W or 9mm. I carry an Airweight .38 Special and I'm not considering changing any time soon... lol

Lawdawg45
August 15, 2011, 07:22 AM
"I can buy a kahr CW40 that weighs less for the same money. with 1 more round and quicker reloads."

Ah yes, but I've never had a stove pipe jam in a revolver!:D

LD45

Geezer Glide
August 15, 2011, 07:26 AM
Ah yes, but I've never had a stove pipe jam in a revolver!

And you don't limp wrist a revolver.

Loyalist Dave
August 15, 2011, 09:08 AM
I wrote to S&W about the possibility for a five shot revolver in .40 S&W like their 9mm revolver the 940..., they didn't bite. The idea was to have a backup weapon, in the caliber of the issued LE weapon that I currently carry. Sorry I am very old school and when going for a backup because my main gun has been disabled, I want simple as possible with no chance of feeding or other malfunctions. Doubtful on a Glock, yes I know that, but that's what I'd be looking for. Now that Charter Arms has one, I wonder if S&W will reconsider?

LD

hardluk1
August 15, 2011, 09:09 AM
Never had a stove pipe jamb either except with my rugger 22's

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