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I know I'll catch a lot of flack on this one ; but probably My favorite wheelgun is an old model Charter Arms Undercover .38 . I have had many Smiths , Taurus's and a couple Rugers but this old beast with a tyler grip adapter (I know that makes me old) points like a dream at close range , and never broke no matter what crap you may have heard! Darr
 

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Hello. I shot a couple or three of the Charter Undercovers over the years and they hit POA for the POI...or were very close and worked reliably and have done some private instruction where these were the handguns being used.

I have not shot one long-term for thousands of rounds, but from what I've seen the basic design seems sound.

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In the mid/late-'80s, a woman I used to date had an older Undercover that worked like a charm. In the late '80s, I had an Off Duty that wouldn't reliably ignite primers. A trip to the 'smith fixed it up, but I sold it as I'd lost confidence in the gun.

Anyway, about that time I worked in a gun store for a couple of years. I found that the older Charter Arms guns were just fine. The newer ones were more iffy.

So . . . you won't get any flack from me! It's a wise man who has a good gun and sticks with it. :) Unlike me, you won't have to look back with regret on "the one that you let get away."
 

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Hello, Erich. I agree. Over the years I continue to record firearms I buy and sell or trade. Sadly, I refer to it as the "Book of Tears."

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That's a good one, Steve! :) I'm afraid the tears would have caused the ink to run on mine by now - sigh. :'( I don't even want to start thinking about the E. German Makarov, the nifty Mauser HsC, my first Mosin-Nagant, my first SMLE . . . :-[
 

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Saw an older Charter Arms OFF DUTY in a store case used but without hardly any wear - For $99.95. That was a month ago, but the month before I went to pick up a Colt in layaway, and as they wrote it up saw an older PATHFINDER for $150.

I'm now looking for two more charter OFF DUTY's so I can list one on my CCW. In Nevada you need to list Make, Model, and Caliber - not serial #'s. Just more comfortable with a gun I can hand over for ballistics tests but have another in the trunk or at home;
 
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My first snub-nose (I won't go into the RG's, as I don't think they qualify as a real firearm) was a new Charter Arms Undercover I purchased in Jacksonville, Fl. in 1969.. It was very accurate out of the box. I think I paid $78.00 for it. It still resides in my El Camino and I have complete faith in it. It has been a wonderful little firearm. I still have the "Lifetime Warrenty" card information that came with it. I think my personal "lifetime" will end long before this little snubnose bites the dust. Nice revolver.. :)
 
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