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Old 09-09-2016, 05:39 AM   #1
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My Bulldogs smaller cousin....

Hello Folks,

For about six months, I have been in search of a .22 revolver. I haven't seen a Smith, Ruger, Taurus in sight and decided to search for a companion to my Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special. I am very impressed with the recent Charter Arms products. In spite of the fact they went through some QC issues about 10 years ago, most of them have been addressed and my Bulldog is a testimonial to their surge in producing quality and well built revolver.

And therefore, I began my search for their .22 Pathfinder. However, none were to be found! I called Charter Arms about six months ago and asked "why can't I find any"? The answer I received from their customer service rep was "well, they are very popular and we are trying to keep up with the demand for them". And so, I put the Owner of my LGS on the search for one.

Yesterday, I was finally able to "snag" one from the LGS that the Owner had promised he would get one. And here is what rode home in the truck with me yesterday...



Needless to say, my first impressions of this neat revolver is WOW! This is going to be a companion piece for me when I go out and about in the woods on hikes, fishing and other outdoor activities. It is a really nice quality revolver with a aluminum frame that is so lightweight and handy that it begs to be carried. It is bit larger than my S&W 642, but can be pocket carried with a change out of grips. (I prefer the Pachmeyer Compacts on these revolvers).

In any event, I am very happy right now.

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Old 09-09-2016, 03:21 PM   #2
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Chris,

Glad to hear that you finally got what you have been searching for, and that you are pleased with it. Have you shot it yet??

I have never owned a Charter Arms product, but am definitely interested in one of their new products. I want to physically check out the CA Pitbull revolver in 45 Auto. None of the LGS have gotten any in for sale. I contacted CA and ask about their Pitbull availability, and was told that they are on back order for the next 2-4 months(my contact was 2 months ago). This new revolver chambers for 45 Auto, but does not require the use of moon clips. I really am a fan of big bore snubby revolvers, and own 3 Taurus revolvers in 44 Special(1) and 45 LC(2).

I really don't want to purchase sight unseen, as I am unfamiliar with CA products. I am hearing pretty good things about their recent products.
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:33 PM   #3
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Hello gt40doc,

Let's put it this way. No, I haven't shot the Pathfinder right yet. I have put about 100 rounds down range with the Bull Dog and it is tighter than a tick! A fellow member here shot it the first time I did and he seemed to be favorably impressed. Of course, we were shooting "minute of a pie plate" at 15 yards and that was acceptable accuracy from a large bore and short barreled revolver. I suspect the reason that you are having such a hard time finding a CA revolver is that the demand is very high right now! They have great quality for decent price points.

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I plan to continue the search for the elusive Pitbull 45ACP. I have a sneaking suspicion that once found, and checked out, it will come home with me. I am a handloader so I can load some comfortable range fodder so I can enjoy the trips. These old joints of mine don't appreciate full tilt hardball loads much anymore.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:51 AM   #5
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Nice going Chris. I'm glad you finally got one. I did like the Bulldog so I'm sure this one will be sweet. Summer is about over so now we can get back to the range... about time!
Dang, we've got a lot of catching up to do once we get out there!
Congrats again,
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Good to read, congratulations on your Bulldog!
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:03 PM   #7
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the Bulldog is nicely paired with an Undercover/Off Duty. I would love to have another old school Pathfinder.
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What kind of ammo do you guys prefer to shoot in your Bulldogs?
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Old 02-06-2017, 04:22 PM   #9
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Nice catch Chris... Sounds like it will be a fun gun to shoot...

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What kind of ammo do you guys prefer to shoot in your Bulldogs?
240gr. SWC over 5.3 grains of Unique, or whatever off the shelf stuff they have at the store.
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