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Charter Arms magpug

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by KaceCoyote, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. KaceCoyote

    KaceCoyote Member

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    For a cheap college kid who has a supply of free .357 due to a handloading father, and who has a very limited local selection of pawnshops and used markets whats ideal?

    Charter Arms, the new Charter arms seems alright. For a mostly .38 sometimes .357 I think the pug would be acceptable. Superior to a Taurus, I'm not sure.

    Whats the general opinion fellas?


    Thanks.
     
  2. KFISHCAT

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    The Charters I have handled lately have had very gritty triggers and the fit and finish are horrible. I think you are better off with Taurus.
     
  3. DaleCooper51

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    If funds are limited, I would just keep looking for a used revolver that passes the check out. Last weekend I saw a nice ruger speed six for $275 and an experienced S&W 19 4" for $250. Deals are out there, just need some patience and luck.
     
  4. Mojo-jo-jo

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    Taurus is much better. I used to have a Charter Bulldog Pug (probably late 1990's), and it was very poorly made.

    That said, a relative has an early 1980's Charter .38 that's really not bad. But I would stay away from the later Charter stuff.
     
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    for the same price of a new Charter Arms, you can get a used but more reliable S&W.

    i say shop around the net, way around the Charter Arms line....
     
  7. Haywood

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    The Charter seems light for enjoyable 357 shooting. The grips don't feel soft enough to be comfortable.
    I have never shot one.
     
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