I bought 2 custom made 3" Charter Arms Police Undercovers with adj sights I had posted on here before. They were to be for my wife and my 19 year old daughter. I really liked to concept of the budget, American company that supports law enforcement and a lifetime warranty. I have owned 2 old Bulldogs, an old Undercover, these 2 custom Police Undercovers and I recently bought a Target Pathfinder. Unfortunately, one of the two custom guns went back twice due to timing issues (less than 50 rounds the first time, never fired the second time as it wasn't corrected from the factory properly.). They warrantied the gun and made me a new replacement. Unfortunately, they put the barrel from a fixed sighted version on it which had a low front sight causing extremely high shots. It went back to the factory and the proper barrel/sight was installed. I ordered a Pathfinder Target .22lr 4" at the same time the replacement gun was being made. It was shipped with the replacement gun and I also ordered a stainless steel grip frame (instead of the light weight poly frame). As I was installing frame, I had the mainspring launch on me and I lost it. A call to the factory was all that was needed and they sent me a new spring for free. I had numerous misfires with 5 models/brand of ammo. I noticed the b/c gap was .020" on my feeler gauges. They sent me a label and it went back to the factory. They put in an extra heavy spring and said the b/c gap was within specs. I disagreed but told them to return the gun to me (after all, it has a lifetime warranty and can go back on their dime again). The gun came back and the paperwork stated they test fired it 24 times (da/sa) with Federal ammo and it passed. I had just as many misfires as before (several per cylinder full of ammo). It went back again and is there now. I still appreciate the company and want them to succeed but my experience with repeatedly sending 3 guns back that were brand new left me less than confident trusting the custom 38's for my wife and daughter's safety to in a time of crisis. I don't want this to sound like I am bashing them, but I just don't feel confident. I test fired the replacement gun and it was fine, like the other custom that I never returned . So I sold them and made about $100 profit each. I found a 3" S&W Ladysmith 36-3 for $506 after shipping and FFL. The gun is essentially a baby brother of my 2" model 15 and 4" model 28. I need to test fire it this weekend and I might put lighter springs in it as long as it is reliable. I'm holding out hope Charter Arms can make my Pathfinder right. Since I just plink with it beside my Colt Diamondback 22, I don't need confidence in it the same way as I do a self defense gun.