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Just for the heck of it: Charter bulldog .44, Taurus .44, or Charter .45acp rimless?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Monster Zero, Oct 22, 2011.

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Which big-bore snubby?

Poll closed Nov 21, 2011.
  1. Charter Bulldog Pug .44 special

    35 vote(s)
    41.7%
  2. Charter rimless in .45acp

    27 vote(s)
    32.1%
  3. Taurus .44 special

    22 vote(s)
    26.2%
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  1. Monster Zero

    Monster Zero Member

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    If you could have one of the three and only one, which would it be? Assuming that the Charter Rimless in .45acp really does happen, and soon...

    Charter Bulldog Pug DAO in .44 special

    The new Taurus .44 special

    Charter Arms .45 rimless revolver
     
  2. Haystacker

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    I have the bulldog pug. Of the three choices I would pick the Taurus. But if you were wishing, I would wish Ruger would make a snub 44 special.:)
     
  3. Owen Sparks

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    The Taurus is built on a bigger frame and is harder to conceal than the Bulldog.
     
  4. Rollis R. Karvellis

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    I, don't care for DAO, on a revolver, also I, don't care for using rimlesd, ammo in a revolver. Yes I, know I'm a neanderthal.
     
  5. Lonerider357

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    I'm waiting for the Bulldog in .45acp to go with my Rock Island 1911
     
  6. mio

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    i voted for the bulldog but the pit bull in .40s&w intrigues me. buying just for the heck of it that would probably be my choice.
     
  7. Dan-O

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    +1 on Ruger making a 5 shot .44 special on a GP100 frame.

    That being said, I already have two Charter .44 Special Bulldogs. Will probably pass on the .45 acp C.A.R.R., but will most likely pick up the 9mm version, if and when it comes out.
     
  8. ChasMack

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    I just bought a Bulldog and took it to the range (my little backyard range out to 50yds.). I set up a B-34 taget and @17yds offhand I shot 5 Hornady 180gr HP. These were all the gunstore had. The box says 1000fps at the muzzle. It was snappy but quite controllable. 3 shots touched each other, the other 2 were about an inch away...so I was happy with that. I have been carrying it around in a pocket holster...not much heavier than a couple of my snubby 38's. If CA makes the 40S&W and upcoming 45acp...I'll be buying them too, they'll go well with my 1911 and Glock23. I would have no problem telling anyone to go buy one.
     
  9. MCgunner

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    For me, Taurus M405 in .40S&W. I voted Taurus, though.
     
  10. VA27

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    I'll take an old 3" Bulldog AND the 45ACP!
     
  11. kozak6

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    I don't reload so that means .45 ACP.
     
  12. mj246

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    I'd say 45acp since I already shoot that and don't have any 44specials.
     
  13. dallascj

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    I already have the Charter Arms and Taurus .44 Specials, so I would like to get the CARR. I am interested to see how easy they work and reload. It seems like an interesting cylinder design, and different then most other rimless cartridge solutions.
     
  14. Eric F

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    44 bulldog all the way.
     
  15. whtsmoke

    whtsmoke Member

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    i have a 441 Tarus but my fun gun is my Charter Arms Bulldog from the early 70's when they came out, one owner model at that, Me.
     
  16. Frank V

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    I kind of like the Charter Arms Bulldog. One in .45 ACP would be nice is Charter Arms really considering it? I'm wondering how thin the cylinder walls would be? A look at the Charter web site doesn't say anything about one in .45ACP?
    Frank
     
  17. TarDevil

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    The Charter web site is woefully behind the power curve. Bulldog Classic has been shipping for a couple months, yet the web site says "Estimated Availability to be Announced." I exchanged emails with Nick several weeks ago and he promised to update the info... nothing yet.
     
  18. Tallinar

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    Big fan of the .44 special, and have always found the Charter Bulldogs (either the old-old model, or the new 2007 or later models) quite attractive. One of those will be my next handgun purchase more than likely.

    With that said though, I *really* wish Ruger made a 5 shot .44 special snubby.
     
  19. calaverasslim

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    I own the original Charter Arms Bulldog, 3", in 44 special. I just bought my second Taurus 441 in 44 special, the blued with 4", and the stainess with 3".

    Now you want me to choose? For conceal carry, the CA wins because of its size. Identical to a 3" J frame.

    For pure fun, the Taurus is the one.
     
  20. lloveless

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    I just sold my Bulldog cause I recieved a like new price for it. I would love to have a Ruger .44 spcl built on the sp-101 frame. The gp frame is too large for my taste.
    ll
     
  21. Frank V

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    One of the good things about the bulldog is you can usually find one less than MSR. I don't think they are a bad gun for the money.
    Frank
     
  22. joed

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    I had the bulldog and sold it on consignment after the first range trip. Reluctantly I bought a Taurus 445 and am sold on it.

    The bulldog was junk plain and simple. Mine was from 2006 so it wasn't the newer ones made now but once was enough.

    As much as I like the .44 Spl it's dying unless you roll your own. I always wondered why Taurus dropped the 445 in the first place. Factory Spl ammo is expensive and there are few choices.

    I think the Taurus 406 in .40 cal will hang on though while the remade 445 slips off into oblivion.
     
  23. MCgunner

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    Taurus is fickle about keeping stuff around unless it sets sales records. I hope you're right, cause I'd like to pick up a 405, but can't for probably another year due to tight finances at the moment.

    I had a mid 80s Charter that was crappy, a .38. I got rid of it. I've no experience with 'em lately, though. Their QC and quality varies with reincarnations of the company, it seems.
     
  24. BossHogg

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    45acp is my favorite so any new 45 acp revolver is on my radar.
     
  25. dallascj

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    I don't think the .44 Special is dying. If anything it is making a huge comeback. There are many SD rounds available, and Ruger, Charter, and now Taurus are making current production revolvers for it. Taurus brought back the 445; it was previously all steel but they had discontinued it. Now they are selling the Ultralite version.
     
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