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My thoughts on a Charter Arms for the wife

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Blue Brick, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. JERRY

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    yet the Ruger LCR six shot .327 fed mag sells for almost $600. if Charter Arms would make their six shot .22 mag into a six shot .32 Long or h&r mag snub I'd buy one if its priced like their 5 shot is, even if I had to put it on a credit card.
     
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  2. Blue Brick

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    Off-topic but the cylinder on the Bulldog frame is slightly larger than a K frame yet only holds five 357 rounds.
     
  3. Dave T

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    My wife is too important to me to buy her a cheep gun like the Charter offerings. I have always bought her the best gun I could find and then provided the best training for her. She graduated from Gunsite (when Cooper owned and ran it) with an Expert ticket shooting her Colt 45 Gold Cup.

    YMMV,
    Dave
     
  4. TTv2

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    I think the reason Charter doesn't bother making a .32 Long 6 shot is because of the .327 LCR. I've looked at the used ones on gunbroker and even if the total cost to me was $200, I would rather put that money towards a .327 LCR even tho I have no intention of shooting .327 in it.

    About the only way I'd buy a .32 Long Charter 6 shot is if it was one of the 12 oz Aluminum frame models, had a shrouded hammer for a SA pull, and was $300 or less.
     
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  5. Tallball

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    "My wife is too important to me to buy her a cheep gun like the Charter offerings."


    My Charters go bang every time and their triggers are pretty good; inexpensive doesn't necessarily mean unreliable. My wife likes hers. It's pink, it doesn't weigh very much, its recoil is light, it doesn't seem intimidating to her at all. She got what she wanted. She's happy and comfortable with it. (It's not like she would listen to me anyway if I wasted my time trying to argue with her.)
     
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  6. 35 Whelen

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    My wife doesn't choose handguns, she trusts me to do what's best for her, and I don't do the grocery shopping or cook, as I trust her to do this.

    She used a full size Colt Gov't Model 45 ACP to qualify for her CHL, scoring 247/250, only one guy in the class shot better than her. However, although she likes to shoot, she's not a gun junkie. I bought her a CA Pink Lady in .38 Special. At 12 oz. it's plenty light that she doesn't mind dropping it in her purse before she goes in the store. Yes, they kick quite a bit due to their light weight, but lighter loads are always an option.


    Hmmmm…...

    So since your wife is far, FAR more likely to be in an automobile accident than to need to use a handgun in a self defense situation, I trust you bought her a Rolls-Royce Cullinan and sent her to advance driving school?

    35W
     
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  7. Fiv3r

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    I've had less issues and better accuracy with my Charters compared to my new production Rugers and S&W revolvers. None of my issues with those guns were outright failures with it being more of a short stroking issue. However, the Charter Arms guns I've have had none of those issues.

    It would be super awesome to be able to afford an expensive gun and elite training for my wife to make sure she survives the trip home through our suburban neighborhood, but she does our books and would rather pay the mortgage, I guess. After 14 years of marriage and 25 years of being together, I still like her a little. However, our finances are as such that in lieu of gunsite she has to settle for a slight slap on the backside and a "go gettem, tiger".

    Now she doesn't carry nor does she want to, but she shoots pretty well. I think she would prefer the DAO Undercover with the ARX ammo I mentioned earlier if she carried. She shoots my full size 320 best, but her purse isn't big enough to carry a 5" barrel gun sporting a 17 round magazine.

    I'm thinking about getting her a .22 mag with a 4" barrel. I know she won't carry it, but it would net me a pathfinder guilt free.
     
  8. TikkaShooter

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    Although my wife shoots a variety of semi auto pistols; her choice was a .38 S&W hammerless snub nose with aftermarket grips. Her reasoning was as she's never been in a high stress situation less complexity is better in her opinion..
    Which is all that counts no matter the salesman said.
     
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  9. JERRY

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    that's just it. C.A. could bring back their first run Undercoverette, a six shot .32 Long, but make it in .32 H&R Magnum. THAT is a gun I'd be interested in, not a five shot like they have now.
     
  10. 35 Whelen

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    Your wife is a wise woman. I chose a revolver for my wife for the very reason your wife chose a revolver, and my wife is 100 % agreement.

    35W
     
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  11. TikkaShooter

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    Your wife and you would have enjoyed her and the salesclerk..
    He said as a woman, the best choice would be brand X in in .380. She said I don't want brand X or a .380 and the "as a woman" comment wasn't welcomed. I didn't step in because I was enjoying a verbal application of stand your ground. OK, I'll be honest, as I knew that tone of voice, I was waiting for the SHTF....

    Finally another salesman interrupted and sold her what she wanted; then, he swapped grips until one fit her hand and sold her a set of grips and a holster too.
     
  12. Thibaut

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    I agree. The more I learn about shooting, the more I change my mind about it all. My 22lr made me know that I could and have fun all the while. The rest of it comes later, as it should, in some instances.

    Your wife might not care now what gun she shoots but if she learns to like the sport; she'll care. 22's are relatively inexpensive and nice to have around.
     
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    Isn't it funny how so many sales clerks think all women are completely ignorant about guns? I took my daughter to get a carry gun for her 21st birthday and all they wanted to sell her was a 380. I think by the time it was said and done we had a dozen guns out on the counter. SHE ended up choosing the G43 because it fit her hand comfortably. Turns out she shoots it well too.
     
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  14. Dave T

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    Sigh! My wife has been through defensive driver's training. And she has a 2018 vehicle which we bought for its safety features among other considerations. And, we maintain it at a higher standard that the factory suggests.

    Dave
     
  15. KevininPa

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    That's why my wife has a Security Six on her side of the bed. With a Speed Six on my side as a " New York " reload if I'm still at work.
     
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  16. George P

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    Do you choose her car, underwear, purses, shoes and everything else? Glad your wife decided to agree with you, but most guys make a big mistake choosing their SO's gun.
     
  17. JERRY

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    have there been any reviews of the C.A. professional other than the bland fluff piece initially put out 8 months ago?
     
  18. 35 Whelen

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    We agree mutually on the decision of a car, though she has more input since she drives it. I do choose her underwear, purses and shoes, but only in life-threatening situations.

    My wife is an extremely intelligent woman (two Masters degrees) and never had to "decide" to agree with me on the subject of a handgun for her. She knows full well that I have more knowledge on the subject than she, and will do what's best for her. Same as when it's time to change the oil in her car and what kind of oil to use, when firewood needs to be cut, when the calves need to be taken to the sale, what grain bullet for her to use in her deer rifle, etc.
    That's how healthy relationships work; neither has anything to prove to the other.

    35W
     
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  19. OneFreeTexan

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    testosterone dripping all over the place...here...
     
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  20. TikkaShooter

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    Well said and somehow I missed the testosterone. Hopefully, someone can point it out as I'm slow with such things..

    My wife knows a lot more about a lot of things than I do. And, I know a lot more than she does about a lot of other things. We are a team where neither knows everything and both contribute for the common good or goal and we listen to the other. Unless it is spaghetti sauce, chili or smoking meat where I'm the better cook; in all other things, she is the better cook.
    Where my wife is different than most wives is we are both mechanical engineers. Her resume is a lot more diversified than mine and my resume is more focused (engine, transmission, differential and clutch) than hers..
    OTOH, she worked for FN Mfg in Columbia, NC. So her knowledge of machine guns is highly intimate and well above mine.. My knowledge is above hers as an end user. Anyhow, no matter where we look; there is a mutual respect.
    IMO, you have the situation nailed..
     
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  21. SharpDog

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    I would get the Charter Arms, you can always find a new wife :evil:
     
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  22. Blue Brick

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    ^^^^^Read all of these to the wifey... She loved this one the best.
     
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  23. Up North

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    My C.A. guns stock triggers are very good for light guns. However if you want D.A.O. a SW 642 can be found on sale sometimes. I picked up one for 299 at sportsmans warehouse in August. Thought it was a misprint in their ad. They sold it to me for that price. Trigger was a little heavy though so I put a Wolff spring kit in it and is nice now. By the way they will price match and take another 5 percent off.
     
  24. bikerdoc

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    My wife has carried a C A 38 for years. She loves it and is good with it.
     
  25. 5-SHOTS

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    I'm with the ones that think a .32H&R Magnum small frame 6 shots revolver could be the better choice for a woman. Less recoil and one more shot. Problem could be the caliber being more expensive than the .38Spl and also the .32 is more difficult to find than the .38 and with less choice regarding bullet types and loads.
     
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