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Old 09-09-2017, 12:38 PM
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Interested in hearing from those that have experience loading the latest Charter Arms Pitbull in 9MM, the one with 5 round capacity. How easy/difficult is the gun to load? Other thoughts about this firearm welcomed. Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2017, 03:45 PM
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i don't have the 9mm charter arms but i have a 38 special off duty and a 38 special police 6-shot....they are my EDC guns and i have many pistols and revolvers to choose from....Charter revolvers are top notch as far as i am concerned...love the triggers and rock solid reliable....They are the best people to deal with you will find in the gun industry....I have no doubt the 9mm will be a stellar revolver just like mine have been and continue to be.
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Old 09-09-2017, 03:54 PM
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The only hesitation I have had with the 9mm is reloads due to have to "clip" them into the extractors. Would make for a quick easy reload with speedloader or strip
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:22 PM
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The Charter 9MM does not use moonclips. They have a system to hold the bullets just like the 38 special. I have heard it works very well
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:25 PM
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I can't speak specifically to the 9mm model but I've had one of their .44 Spl Bulldogs for 7 years and have been happy with the quality.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:23 PM
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I have a new 44 bulldog and love it, I shot a friends 6 shot and didn't like that you had to push in every round till it was flush. If it was moon clip it would be great.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:35 PM
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was that a 6 shot 9MM ?
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I remember their 1st 9mm, chambered in 9mm Federal. That cartridge died off.
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I've had a couple 547s and a Ruger Blackhawk convertible. I currently have a 940 and Ruger SP-101 in 9MM. I've had other .45 and 10MM revolvers using moon clips, and don't mind them. I'd be interested too in hearing of owner's experience with the Charter Arms 9MM revolver.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:14 AM
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I do not recall the details, other than they supposedly had problems with the 6-shot version. Now, it's only 5, as with the similar framed .357 version. Yes, you have to physically snick the rounds into place the last 1/4", or so, do get it past the spring effort of the the little extractor tooth that engages into the rim. I definitely wouldn't mind owning one.
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I had the 6 shot one the 1st time I load it I couldn't close the cylinder. Sent it back they sent me a new gun. I shot it a few times then the hammer wouldn't stay cocked in SA. Sent it back they repaired it. Shot it but I noticed it spitting lead. All in all it was a loose piece of **** so I sold it at a loss. Your experience might be better but I learned a lesson about cheap guns that end up costing you.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:45 PM
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I have 2 Charter arms revolvers and my experience has been very good....The older 6 shot 9MM hasn't been made for awhile. Every manufacturer has a clunker once in a while....Current charter arms revolvers are high quality and very good values
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I remember their 1st 9mm, chambered in 9mm Federal. That cartridge died off.

I had one of those...and a few boxes of ammo. There is some ammo on Gun Broker...$59.50 shipped.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:25 AM
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This month's American Handgunner has a writeup on them.
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I see they have a 4.2" #79942 available in Canada. I wouldn't mind finding one around here to check out.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:48 PM
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I have no problems with, and wouldn't hesitate using a Charter Arms revolver. I really like their vintage guns, but the new production isn't that bad either. Their quality appears good enough for me, and not that much different from any other company. As always, examine the gun thoroughly as to avoid any pre-purchase issues with it.

What I do have a problem with, and it's purely personal, is auto handgun calibers being chambered in revolvers. I just see no purpose, use, or benefit in having a revolver chambered for auto calibers. Especially when standard revolver calibers can do everything just as well or better. We're all different though.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:55 PM
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I don't have a Charter so I can't comment on their quality. I do have a Ruger LCR 9 that I have had some issues with, not because of the quality but due to ammo. It's a light weight revolver and it's pretty snappy which has lead to some issues with bullet jump. When using +p ammo that is designed for a autoloader this can be a issue.
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Having shot a few Charter Arms over the years I'd shy away personally. Not exactly what I'd classify as a high quality gun. YMMV
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