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Charter Bulldog Classic

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by TarDevil, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    Has anyone even seen this gun? Nick Ecker emailed me a couple months ago and said the gun had been shipping for about a month (along with the first of the rimless revolvers), but I can't find one at any of my regular haunts, and my local gun shop says their distributor can't get it. The web site still says "Estimated Availability to be announced" and price "TBD." I took this up with Nick during our email exchanges and he promised to update the web site, but nothing so far.

    I MIGHT be interested in this gun, but I'm wondering where in the world he's shipping these revolvers.

    Just wondering....
  2. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    CA is supposed to be making a .40S&W bulldog soon.

    nice idea, but ive never gotten over the two lousy ass .44spl bulldogs CA sold me in the 80's.
  3. Ratshooter

    Ratshooter Well-Known Member

    TarDevil I'm with you. I have been watching the site myself for the classic bulldog. I have also been keeping an eye out for the new 44 special Taurus 5 shot that supposed to weigh around 22oz. but haven't seen one of those either.


    When I look at this gun I get itchy all over and my vittles don't taste right. I gotta get a 44 snubby.
  4. Jubal sackett

    Jubal sackett Member

    That Taurus looks like it is on basically a J frame? Can't tell for sure. I have a Taurus 441, blue with a 4" barrel that I love. I carry a CA 3" carry concealed but will carry the Taurus when hunting or hiking.
  5. ChasMack

    ChasMack Well-Known Member

    My gunstore here in NC has the Bulldog and the 40S&W version...very nice affordable guns. I'd get both if I had the $. But I do plan on the 44spl. I like the idea of a smallish gun shooting bullets that make big holes! I have a Officers 45acp, but last few years I'm leaning towards revolvers...getting old I guess :(
  6. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    More like an L. It's bigger than the CA Bulldog, which is SP-101 size.

    A 5-shot .44 Cylinder would look ridonculous on a J-frame.

    This is a S&W 396 .44 Spl. (L-frame):


    And the Taurus


    The cylinder is proportionately larger on the Bulldog than the Taurus or X96 guns:

  7. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    The Taurus 445 .44spl is the same frame size as the Charter Arms .44spl bulldog. they even use the same sized speed loaders.
  8. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    I have no trouble finding the Bulldog...just not the Classic. I wish Charter would quit with all the teasing until they can produce something. The Taurus looks good...if they'll get it on shelves.
  9. fastbolt

    fastbolt Well-Known Member

    If by "Classic" they mean like the original .44 Bulldogs, then I'd not be interested, either. I also don't want to repeat the experience I had with a pair of them back then. :uhoh:
  10. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    The L-frame S&W .44's also use a CA44 speedloader. The 445's cylinder is 1/10" wider than the Bulldog (incidentally, so is an L-frame's)
  11. waidmann

    waidmann Well-Known Member

    The .40 S&W Pitbull has deduted at the LGS. I wish they would have gone the moon-clip route instead of detent wedges in the extractor.
  12. Frank V

    Frank V Well-Known Member

    I think Charter is doing things right now. The guns I've seen lately look pretty nice. They aren't Smiths, but neither is the price. For a good working gun I think they are ok. I kind of like the Bulldog, but I like calibers that start with a .4.
  13. VA27

    VA27 Well-Known Member

    I wish they'd make the Classic in 45ACP or 45 Colt.

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