Just for the heck of it: Charter bulldog .44, Taurus .44, or Charter .45acp rimless?


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Monster Zero
October 22, 2011, 10:45 PM
If you could have one of the three and only one, which would it be? Assuming that the Charter Rimless in .45acp really does happen, and soon...

Charter Bulldog Pug DAO in .44 special

The new Taurus .44 special

Charter Arms .45 rimless revolver

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Haystacker
October 22, 2011, 10:52 PM
I have the bulldog pug. Of the three choices I would pick the Taurus. But if you were wishing, I would wish Ruger would make a snub 44 special.:)

Owen Sparks
October 23, 2011, 02:57 AM
The Taurus is built on a bigger frame and is harder to conceal than the Bulldog.

Rollis R. Karvellis
October 23, 2011, 03:38 AM
I, don't care for DAO, on a revolver, also I, don't care for using rimlesd, ammo in a revolver. Yes I, know I'm a neanderthal.

Lonerider357
October 23, 2011, 03:42 AM
I'm waiting for the Bulldog in .45acp to go with my Rock Island 1911

mio
October 23, 2011, 08:47 AM
i voted for the bulldog but the pit bull in .40s&w intrigues me. buying just for the heck of it that would probably be my choice.

Dan-O
October 23, 2011, 03:50 PM
+1 on Ruger making a 5 shot .44 special on a GP100 frame.

That being said, I already have two Charter .44 Special Bulldogs. Will probably pass on the .45 acp C.A.R.R., but will most likely pick up the 9mm version, if and when it comes out.

ChasMack
October 23, 2011, 06:24 PM
I just bought a Bulldog and took it to the range (my little backyard range out to 50yds.). I set up a B-34 taget and @17yds offhand I shot 5 Hornady 180gr HP. These were all the gunstore had. The box says 1000fps at the muzzle. It was snappy but quite controllable. 3 shots touched each other, the other 2 were about an inch away...so I was happy with that. I have been carrying it around in a pocket holster...not much heavier than a couple of my snubby 38's. If CA makes the 40S&W and upcoming 45acp...I'll be buying them too, they'll go well with my 1911 and Glock23. I would have no problem telling anyone to go buy one.

MCgunner
October 23, 2011, 08:45 PM
For me, Taurus M405 in .40S&W. I voted Taurus, though.

VA27
October 24, 2011, 12:05 AM
I'll take an old 3" Bulldog AND the 45ACP!

kozak6
October 24, 2011, 02:03 AM
I don't reload so that means .45 ACP.

mj246
October 24, 2011, 02:33 AM
I'd say 45acp since I already shoot that and don't have any 44specials.

dallascj
October 24, 2011, 05:21 AM
I already have the Charter Arms and Taurus .44 Specials, so I would like to get the CARR. I am interested to see how easy they work and reload. It seems like an interesting cylinder design, and different then most other rimless cartridge solutions.

Eric F
October 24, 2011, 05:35 AM
44 bulldog all the way.

whtsmoke
October 24, 2011, 10:04 PM
i have a 441 Tarus but my fun gun is my Charter Arms Bulldog from the early 70's when they came out, one owner model at that, Me.

Frank V
October 24, 2011, 10:25 PM
I kind of like the Charter Arms Bulldog. One in .45 ACP would be nice is Charter Arms really considering it? I'm wondering how thin the cylinder walls would be? A look at the Charter web site doesn't say anything about one in .45ACP?
Frank

TarDevil
October 24, 2011, 10:50 PM
The Charter web site is woefully behind the power curve. Bulldog Classic has been shipping for a couple months, yet the web site says "Estimated Availability to be Announced." I exchanged emails with Nick several weeks ago and he promised to update the info... nothing yet.

Tallinar
October 24, 2011, 11:04 PM
Big fan of the .44 special, and have always found the Charter Bulldogs (either the old-old model, or the new 2007 or later models) quite attractive. One of those will be my next handgun purchase more than likely.

With that said though, I *really* wish Ruger made a 5 shot .44 special snubby.

calaverasslim
October 24, 2011, 11:27 PM
I own the original Charter Arms Bulldog, 3", in 44 special. I just bought my second Taurus 441 in 44 special, the blued with 4", and the stainess with 3".

Now you want me to choose? For conceal carry, the CA wins because of its size. Identical to a 3" J frame.

For pure fun, the Taurus is the one.

lloveless
October 25, 2011, 02:00 AM
I just sold my Bulldog cause I recieved a like new price for it. I would love to have a Ruger .44 spcl built on the sp-101 frame. The gp frame is too large for my taste.
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Frank V
October 25, 2011, 06:13 PM
One of the good things about the bulldog is you can usually find one less than MSR. I don't think they are a bad gun for the money.
Frank

joed
October 25, 2011, 08:19 PM
I had the bulldog and sold it on consignment after the first range trip. Reluctantly I bought a Taurus 445 and am sold on it.

The bulldog was junk plain and simple. Mine was from 2006 so it wasn't the newer ones made now but once was enough.

As much as I like the .44 Spl it's dying unless you roll your own. I always wondered why Taurus dropped the 445 in the first place. Factory Spl ammo is expensive and there are few choices.

I think the Taurus 406 in .40 cal will hang on though while the remade 445 slips off into oblivion.

MCgunner
October 25, 2011, 09:23 PM
I think the Taurus 406 in .40 cal will hang on though while the remade 445 slips off into oblivion

Taurus is fickle about keeping stuff around unless it sets sales records. I hope you're right, cause I'd like to pick up a 405, but can't for probably another year due to tight finances at the moment.

I had a mid 80s Charter that was crappy, a .38. I got rid of it. I've no experience with 'em lately, though. Their QC and quality varies with reincarnations of the company, it seems.

BossHogg
October 25, 2011, 11:53 PM
45acp is my favorite so any new 45 acp revolver is on my radar.

dallascj
October 26, 2011, 02:32 AM
As much as I like the .44 Spl it's dying unless you roll your own. I always wondered why Taurus dropped the 445 in the first place. Factory Spl ammo is expensive and there are few choices.

I think the Taurus 406 in .40 cal will hang on though while the remade 445 slips off into oblivion
joed,
I don't think the .44 Special is dying. If anything it is making a huge comeback. There are many SD rounds available, and Ruger, Charter, and now Taurus are making current production revolvers for it. Taurus brought back the 445; it was previously all steel but they had discontinued it. Now they are selling the Ultralite version.

dallascj
October 26, 2011, 02:36 AM
Taurus is fickle about keeping stuff around unless it sets sales records. I hope you're right, cause I'd like to pick up a 405, but can't for probably another year due to tight finances at the moment.

I had a mid 80s Charter that was crappy, a .38. I got rid of it. I've no experience with 'em lately, though. Their QC and quality varies with reincarnations of the company, it seems
MCGunner,
I think the 405 will be around a while. They still make the 905 9mm while everyone else has dropped their 9mm revolvers. And Charter has jumped on the bandwagon with their own .40 and soon 9mm revolvers. I think the playing field has changed in recent years with all the people looking for CC guns. Also, I have 3 Charters of recent manufacture and they are all great guns.

Dr_2_B
October 26, 2011, 08:14 AM
I voted for the Bulldog. I have a 3" Charter Arms 44spl. I love it. Just expensive to feed.

Panzercat
October 26, 2011, 11:25 AM
I'd take the Charter rimless in .45acp, but when a company has been talking about it since 2009, I won't be holding my breath.

Frank V
October 26, 2011, 12:35 PM
joed
I don't think the .44 Special is slipping. There are more ammo makers supplying ammo for it now than in a long time. Check out Buffalo Bore, Double Tap, Winchester (200gr Gold Dot) & several others. I think there is more factory ammo for in now than there has ever been. Some of it may not be available in certain areas, but there is mail order.
Frank

Billymac296
December 28, 2011, 01:55 AM
I have an old 3" 44 Bulldog, love it.

But my vote, Charter rimless in .45acp . Whole lot more 45acp out there.

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