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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Ok I found out...that the new Charter shot low, a little right, and had a couple light strikes. That's 0-2 for Charter Bulldogs so I'm done with them.
    Man you seem to have all kinds of bad luck with handguns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Ok I found out...that the new Charter shot low, a little right, and had a couple light strikes. That's 0-2 for Charter Bulldogs so I'm done with them.
    That seems to be what I have heard about CA in the last 15 - 20 years. I have a 38 Undercover that I bought back in the early 80's. I bobbed the hammer and cut one coil off of the mainspring. It has always gone bang. I would estimate between 3000-4000 rounds have been through it for practice. It has been a constant companion (either pocket gun or truck gun).
    I was told a long time ago to look for CA that were made either in Stratford or Stamford, CT. This is in their early days (70's & 80's). I picked up last year at an auction a late 70's model Undercover for $165.00. If nothing else I'll keep it for spare parts.
    I'm still upset I traded off an old 44 Bulldog years ago. It was before I started reloading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    Man you seem to have all kinds of bad luck with handguns

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    Yup.

    Charters to Glocks I've had alot of NIB lemons. Some I try to save and they turn out great but plenty of others don't.

    I'm really glad I know at least one "gun collector" who will buy the guns I find lacking. I buy new and he gets them at a used price. Doesn't care when I tell him the Glocks throw casings into the LEFT side of my face, etc. He hardly ever shoots and when he does he brings ten guns out and puts 5-15 rds through each.

    I'm blessed I've got to fire hundreds of guns over the years

    I'm on the fence about sending the Charter in to give them a chance to fix it, actually. Or sell it to the buddy and Beta test a new Ruger LCP Max.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RugerMKII View Post
    That seems to be what I have heard about CA in the last 15 - 20 years. I have a 38 Undercover that I bought back in the early 80's. I bobbed the hammer and cut one coil off of the mainspring. It has always gone bang. I would estimate between 3000-4000 rounds have been through it for practice. It has been a constant companion (either pocket gun or truck gun).
    I was told a long time ago to look for CA that were made either in Stratford or Stamford, CT. This is in their early days (70's & 80's). I picked up last year at an auction a late 70's model Undercover for $165.00. If nothing else I'll keep it for spare parts.
    I'm still upset I traded off an old 44 Bulldog years ago. It was before I started reloading.
    .44 Special, Russian, and I'm sure all the big bore revolver cartridges, are great to reload.

    Big components, easy to see in the case, less critical dimensions, easy case recovery, long case life. (At least in the low-pressure cartridges)

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    3" Smith model 13, .357 magnum. Carries small but shoots like a full size. Fixed irons relegated for 158gr. bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Attack View Post
    Colt Detective Special is my favorite 6 shot .38.
    Yep, after that Ruger SP101.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Yep, after that Ruger SP101.
    I'd probably buy an sp101 2 1/4 or 3 1/16 6-shooter in .327 Fed to compare side by side with my .327 LCR if I stumbled into one.

    Sp101 would recoil less with hotter loads, the longer barrel would offer more sight radius, and it makes a better melee weapon once empty. 🤓

    Lcr is lighter and has a better trigger.
    Not sure how well a 3 inch would carry AIWB.

    I finally got a bunch of new .32 magnum brass and have lots of .32 Short, Long, and .32 acp. Going to stick with the .32's unless I stumble into a nice concealable 6 or 7 shot .38 / .357 at a decent price.
    Last edited by Ron3; 07-29-21 at 14:16.

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    Have a ruger LCR .357 for toss in the pocket short hike/ quick errands.

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    Find a Smith 65 3". You'll need $$$ and patience in order to find and buy one. Last one I saw was 2 years ago and was $900.

    I inherited mine in 2001 after the passing of my father. It was his issued weapon and he bought it from his department when he retired for a whopping $125.00 in 1990.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Mod 12-2.
    Bobbed Hammer Spur, removed serrations from Trigger for Double Action, Tyler T Grip/OEM Magna Stocks. Double Action Trigger Job.
    Run 135 gr. Speer "Short Barrel" ammo.
    It's a slick six shot, easily controllable "Pocket Gun"







    Perfection.

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