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Bulldog Pug

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mac2, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Mac2

    Mac2 New Member

    Apr 10, 2010
    Western NC
    I want one. The pistol, not the dog. Thoughts, experiences, good or bad. Would be for a summer time carry.
  2. remingtondude58

    remingtondude58 New Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    SE Michigan
    My good friend used to have a target bulldog, I wouldn't mind buying one, it seemed like a good gun, in my limited experience shooting it.
  3. Drail

    Drail Senior Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Have carried one since 1988. Still carry it. Will never get rid of it. But here's the thing, there's good ones and very bad ones out there. The older ones were generally made better but by this point in time most of them have been abused with heavy handloads and have shot loose. They are not pleasant guns to shoot unless you're a total recoil junkie. Do not feed one any kind of heavy handloads or +P stuff. They are built to be carried a lot and shot just enough to be proficient with. Most guys like me who have an old one usually won't sell it. So if you go shopping for a new one take someone with you who really knows how to check out a revolver for quality fit and assembly. I have heard both good and terrible stories about their warranty service.In the end Charter Arms is one of those crap shoot kind of deals. Do you feel lucky? Another alternative to look at is S&W's and Taurus' .44 Spl. 5 shot revos on the used market. The S&W's will be high dollar and the Taurus considerably less.
  4. waidmann

    waidmann Active Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    I have owned both an oldie and have a new DAO Pug. For me cowboy loads are as far as I care to go at present. Staging is a little gritty. Tuning a solid frame gun is cost prohibitive. I am shooting acceptable groups at 7-10 yards.

    The gun is a comfortable carry but a little long in the barrel for a pocket gun. You may want to comparison shop a Taurus lightweight (true) snub.
  5. Leathermarshmallow

    Leathermarshmallow New Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    West Virginia
    I have one in the tiger stripe. It is recent manufacture and shoots well. I have put about 200 rounds through it and it still looks and acts brand new. It is my wife's favorite revolver to shoot. I understand that the old CA revolvers and the new ones are ok, but stay away from the mid years and the charter 2000 revolvers....(I have no experience with them...just what I have read).
  6. dallascj

    dallascj New Member

    Nov 26, 2010
    Dallas (Richardson) Texas
    I really like mine. It is a newly manufactured gun. In fact, I am thinking of ordering another. I believe the company went back to the original family ownership in 2008, from what I have read. The guns in the middle years are what I have seen the most complaints about. I would avoid any of the Charter2000 or Charco pistols, as those are the ones made during those years. Again, that is internet "fact", so you can take it with a grain of salt.

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