Charter 45 colt

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Pelo801, Oct 8, 2021.

  1. Pelo801

    Pelo801 Member

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    Im curious, those of you that have the charter 45 colt, what speed loaders are you using?
     
  2. NorthBorder

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    No answers for you, I guess. So, what's ya shootin' out of it? I never see Charters anywhere but those fufy colored 38s and they don't interest me.
     
  3. ontarget

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    Same here. I love my Flag, just not ceracoated on a gun.
     
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  4. kidneyboy

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    I'm curious how you Charter 45 colt owners like the revolver.
     
  5. Pelo801

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    I've only had a chance to take it to the range once. And I was time limited. The only ammo I had on hand at the time I cant even recall what it is. But it was the stuff walmart had when they cleared out all the hand gun ammo. But it worked just fine. I'd like to get some 180-200 gr full wadcutters and find a loading that works well.
     
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  6. Rubone

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    For my Taurus T450 Titanium Tracker in 45 colt the Speedloaders for Charter arms .44 Spec is the one. I suspect the same for the 45 Bulldog. T450T 45.jpg
     
  7. Tallball

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    My 44 special and 45acp Charter Arms are both good shooters. I would expect a 45 colt to feel about the same. They all three shoot about the same size bullet at about the same speed.

    One of my friends whines that the recoil is a bit much, but they don't bother me any.

    I've carried the 44 a lot lately.

    This is what the 45acp looks like:

     
  8. NorthBorder

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    Is the CA 45LC still in production?
     
  9. the Black Spot

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    Love my 45 colt!
    Think my speed loader is for a 44 special.
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  10. Pelo801

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    Is that one of the hks loaders?
     
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  11. Riomouse911

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    Looks like mine, they’re marked CA 44 on the twist top.

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    I use them for my GP 100 .44 Spl. :thumbup:

    .45 Colt brass fits in it perfectly, you should be good to go with these and a 5-shot CA .45 Colt.

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    Stay safe.
     
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  12. Rubone

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    The CA on them designates Charter Arms who were the first with the 5 shot 44 Spec.
     
  13. Pelo801

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    Thanks, thats just the information I was looking for.
     
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    I own a 45acp Charter , thinking about purchasing a 45 Colt cylinder assembly for it

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  15. greenmtnguy

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    I have the 45 Colt, thinking of getting a 45 ACP cylinder for it..
     
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  16. the Black Spot

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    Greenmtn, i've been contemplating that myself
     
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    I can't say for sure but that cylinder looks a lot shorter that a .45 Colt cylinder. It doesn't look to me like a .45 Colt cylinder would fit.
     
  18. Tinman357

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    I had the 45 colt and had CA fit an .45 acp cylinder to it. A screwdriver and a minute of time to switch calibers.

    Cost me $100.00 and shipping. Only gun I regret selling.
     
  19. greenmtnguy

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    It is THE SAME frame for both 45s. Just have to get the other cylinder properly fitted based on pawl and cylinder gap.
     
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    Wish Charter would sell them with both cylinders, or at least do a few runs of them at times. Great option and worth the $100 for me to have 45LC and ACP in a DA gun.
     
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    I have two Charter revolvers, both recent: One in .41 mag that is the most hellaciously recoiling hand gun that I own, and one in .45 LC that is rather close to it in terms of recoil. I like the .45LC, but the real reason I bought it was because I found it at DE Guns for only $169 used. The reason it was so cheap is because such a heavy hitting round in a lightweight revolver takes a toll after a while, IMO - The cylinder lockup is a bit on the sloppy side. However, I've talked to CA and they said they will fix the gun, I just haven't sent it into them yet. It's shootable as it is now, but I don't feel as confident in it (because of the lockup) as I'd like to be. I assume my .41 Mag - which I bought new - will develop the same issue if it's shot enough. IMO, these guns aren't meant to be shot a lot. They do have a lot of punch from a small package, so that might be optimum in some hiking scenarios.
     
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    I'm a bit surprised that they make a 41mag version. That is a lot going on in a little gun like that! I like the 45LC option more as I would load it light but am still making a big hole in things with a heavy bullet while still running at reasonable pressures.
     
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