I just keep coming back to the Charter Arms Bulldog Classic. There's just something appealing about the Classic. I have looked into handloading, and have read a few threads on here, and on other forum's. I know the Bulldog will not hold up long with a diet of full house .44 Spl's, and I should stick w/ standard factory stuff, even hand loading. How long will a new production Bulldog last, with a diet of standard factory fodder ? 1k rounds ? 10k rounds ? Also, slightly off topic, but does anyone have a photo of a Bulldog Classic, w/ either the Charter slim panel grips, or the Altamont slim panel grips ?