Starting Bid. I purchased 2 of these to accompany my many other revolvers in my collection. . I hope this review helps. He says that overall, the piece looks very nice but… it shoots low, so let’s throw the baby out with the wash water for the sake of a moment’s kitchen table gunsmithing. Get the Shooting Illustrated Reloaded newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. These new Charter Arms products are not just unadulterated garbage but are an absolute insult to American manufacturing and ingenuity, the fit and finish of the revolver is like that of every other union owned manufacturer in the country, pure and utter trash, and the fact that some of you consumers are actually quite happy to accept this just goes to show how low this once great nation has sunk on the “striving for perfection scale”. I already wasted enough reading this “review” in the first place. For the life of me, I cannot see what the problem is here other than Robert feels some need to crucify this piece –“shoots a foot low at fifteen feet, terrible trigger, etc., etc.” My reaction was “So file the front sight down a bit.” If you are interested in a particular product that is listed on this website, but you are concerned with the exact wood grain or color, please contact us, and we will do our best to send you a picture of the actual product that you would receive. Though crudely made, I’ve never stopped carrying their pistols. I was having trouble with light strikes from the Cowboy ammo gumming up the Firing Pin Channel. In the nicest possible way. Reliability * * * * * We will gladly have the firearm shipped back to us at our expense and provide you with your choice of a replacement or full refund. This Listing is for One Factory Brand New in the Hard Case Charter Arms Professional .357 Magnum Revolver with 3" Barrel and Wood Backpacker Grips. The Charter Arms.44 Special Bulldog is the most famous product but revolvers in.22 Long Rifle,.22 Magnum,.32 Smith and Wesson Long,.38 Special,.357 Magnum and perhaps a few others have been offered. 3 of the 5 had problems, but they all gave 5 stars. Call it the Buick conundrum. Would it have worked- damn right it would have. We only need two things from YOU to complete and process a firearm purchase online: We accept payment via Cash, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, Personal Check (with 7 day hold), and Credit Cards- including Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Good Luck to you. I just shot some 200 gr Cowboy Loads, little bit to the right, not bad. Recoil is there with this load. when this item is back in stock. If you want to compare it to S&W, compare it to a 3″ or 5″ .357 J-frame, at near twice the price. I shoot better adjusting with it than I do with my Air Weight S&W .38. It seems that they have fixed the said problems. I just read this article again for I do not know how many times. In an effort to keep this So Called Review Alive I will comment again. I liked the revolver enough to experiment with a couple of loads from Buffalo Bore. newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. The number of days UPS / USPS counts to deliver a package is based upon “Business Days.” A business day does NOT include Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, and the day the package was picked up on. I traded-in the Charter Arms Target Mag Pug for a Smith & Wesson 686 this very day. that was one of the most biased ” review ” and summation I’ve ever seen. Would you like to write your own review of the gun? Am I just misunderstanding this. In order to save time, we generally use “stock photos” of the products that are listed. Caliber:.357 Magnum . MFG MODEL NO: 73526 After close inspection and a few bad words I was wishing I would have just saved up and got a Ruger. A revolver, OTOH, is a revolver. Home $300-$499 Charter Arms ” Pro Series” 357 Mag Charter Arms ” Pro Series” 357 Mag. Frankly I went overboard on both time and ammunition budget goals with this revolver. Compare it to a Ruger 3″ 101, at about a half-pound more. Hey, if it was good enough for Elvis…. As does its opposite. It seems to me that the distinctions of this Charter in the market are the strength of its solid (no flimsy sideplate) frame, its reasonable weight (no one who’s fired one believes a 12 ounce .357 is reasonable), its “unbreakable” beryllium firing pin, and the steadiness and full velocity of its duty-length barrel. .” Once over sea, the guys in the front would light ’em up again. Mr. Ecker and his team stand behind their pistols. Does the manufacturer fix it, or didja just buy a five-C-note paperweight? It is not a range gun and I don’t put a lot of rounds through it but it always works perfectly when I do. Even purchased some expensive side holsters for them. $ 476.00 Model # 73539 available for immediate purchase and pick-up. and the heavier 110-grain version of this ammo. This green insert is high visibility and easily acquired for speed shooting. I like them. David Buckwitz,Hazel Park,Michigan,USA. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window). as far as accuracy i can hit a beer bottle at 15 feet EVERY time with no effort and im not a professional shooter just a hill billy with a hobby and a desire to be safe. What are the odds? A .38 Special revolver, particularly a lightweight version, stings and may just be too much for many shooters. I looked at the photos just like the rest of you and darned if the front sight doesn’t appear to be mounted in the usual place on the muzzle end of the barrel. I like the revolver a lot and after firing more than four hundred cartridges I have formed a good opinion of the revolver. The action is as smooth as any modern production double action revolver. It is way to heavy for carrying unless ur in Big Bear Country. The guns would not get such a bum rap.but they are not trash guns and are miles above some of the imported guns that use cheap metals and plastic………. The owner of this site is using Wordfence to manage access to their site. For starters, a highly reflective gun does more than just look cool; it stands out. Reading the responses is so much more informative than the review itself, it shows to what depths of mediocre the state of the country is in. Stock Filter. Market Price: $429.99. The Charter people are good people, who swapped out the first gun I tested when it experienced problems. Location: CO. Trades Accepted: No Read More. In order to save time, we generally use “stock photos” of the products that are listed. IMPORTANT: When you pick up the firearm at your FFL, please inspect the product thoroughly and confirm that this is the product you ordered, and that there are no defects. FAMILY: THE PROFESSIONAL SERIES Area Code: 260 . The .32 Magnum it seems was originally intended as a crackerjack field round. I’m very happy with the gun. It almost seems that because you didn’t get a free gun to test you……………………………….. This item is eligible for our “UNDER THE TREE GUARANTEE”. The peaple at the gun range said that the Blazer ammo was junk. You can also check with your local pawn shops. Please click HERE to learn more about Qualified Professional discounts. Which highlights a difficult problem for gen-you-wine American-made weapons. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! This kind of attention goes well with the open-carry, barbecue-gun camp. Smith is far from alone as far as US revolver makers. The revolver illustrated is among the most interesting. As for a comparison to .38 Special recoil, the .32 Magnum kicks much less than the .38 Special. Ergonomics (carry) My Ruger SR-9c has never missed a beat in a thousand rounds. The .32 Smith & Wesson Long, as an example, pushes a 98 grain RNL bullet to a miserable 690 fps! Most 85 grain jacketed hollow point loads will clock 1000 to 1100 fps from the Charter Arms Professional’s three inch barrel. Type: Revolver. I cleaned it and took it to the range today and my first impression was pretty good, yes it shot about 8″low at 21 feet, so I lined up the rear sight in about the middle of the front sight and (boom!) To be 100% honest I cannot shot good enough standing with no rest to really warrant an adjustable sight. Out of stock. Wayne from American Firearms also did the honors. How Charter Arms could finance a decade-long Lexus-like product push with a brand-building campaign, without a deep-pocketed Toyota backing them? 3% Credit Card Fee. I have owned well over 250 firearms most of which were handguns. Perfection comes at a price. The 130 grain flat point hard cast load breaks 1190 fps. in a 3-inch barrel. so you are either a liar yourself ( a malicious one at that…if you lied about family probelms because you were molested or something i could understand) or charter arrms is a deliberatly fraudulent company…they are liars, iow. I was sent a new pistol in short order. Instantly, I noticed its slim profile and how light it was. i’m glad you addressed this review the way that you did. Having ammo interchangeability is always a great option, though. All orders will attempt to be shipped within 3 Business Days of the time the order is completely processed. Discounted Price when paying with Cash, Check, Money Order, or Electronic Check (ACH). I even tried some +p 38’s and a couple of 357 Mags. At the risk of sounding like an oxymoron, the revolver is distinctively generic. This Listing is for One Factory Brand New in the Hard Case Charter Arms Professional.357 Magnum Revolver with 3" Barrel and Wood Backpacker Grips. Whadjya expect? P.S. Fit and finish are not perfect, but, it does what it is inteaded for and does it well. What “shape” do you shoot at? A shame that a customer who buys the .357 Target Mag Pug revolver in question has to aim a foot above what he or she wants to shoot. A none-too-inspiring scratchy sound accompanies the Target Mag Pug’s initial pull. Manufacturer: Charter Arms. GRIP TYPE: Wood Factory Part # 63526 -- MADE IN THE USA WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY FROM CHARTER ARMS ! Brand: Charter Arms. Lastly, the target Mag Pug is not a Smith & Wesson. Copyright © 2020 Tooele Shooting Supply, LLC. I have nothing but great things to say about this fine weapon . You can use our Live Chat if you have any questions about the item you just added to your shopping cart. The revolver illustrated is among the most interesting. New web stock or quantity at our retail stores may be higher or lower than the price shown. I like charter arms hand guns,they are only gun that has 6 shot 38 spl. Action: Double / Single Action. That's where the benefits of the highly polished finished really showed up. Competitors reaching down from above (BMW) AND reaching up from below (Toyota) kick your ass. If carrying the revolver for defense against feral dogs or the big cats the Buffalo Bore loads change the equation. All firearms and accessories listed on this website are Factory NEW IN BOX, complete with all factory included parts, accessories, literature, packaging, etc. What? In 1989, Lexus trimmed its slogan from “The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection” to “The Pursuit of Perfection.” I reckon Lexus made the change out of sheer exhaustion. Charter was introduced in the 1960s and armed many Americans at a time when truly good affordable guns were scarce. S&W isn't the only American manufacturer of quality .357s. you save 16%. Sure, this should have been done at the factory but is it really a reason to drop the gun from consideration. Accuracy also remained consistent throughout the entire range session as well.After exhausting my ammo, I wiped down the Mag Pug with a rag that I keep in my range bag that has a combination of CLP, Hoppe’s and nearly every other oil-based lubricant and cleaner you can imagine. The Target Mag Pug costs less than a Smith, and slightly more than a Taurus. Manufacturing perfection is like trying to get the last word on the Bill O’Reilly show: it’s only possible in theory. is now accepting credit card payments for website orders with NO additional charge! I’d like to know if the below-the-sights loads were all light bullets… heavier (say, 158 grain) bullets might be what this thing was built for.