Re: Opinions on Charter Arms .38 revolvers?
I have a buddy who bought an early Charter Arms Undercover not long after they first hit the market, in the late 1970s, and still owns it, and shoots it regularly. I shot it once a long time ago in the 80s and liked it so much I always told myself I would buy one "someday."
However, maybe 10 or so years ago after their second or third "reorganization" I handled the same gun that was "new" and it just did not feel "right," and that's when I started hearing bad things about them. I did not shoot one of the then "new" ones however.
BUT I have heard from a few people that own one of the NEWEST reincarnations and they say they are as good as the originals.
My buddy owns a newer one too, now, and says it is "OK," but he prefers his older Undercover better.
I ALMOST made an offer on a used Undercover at a gun show last month, he had $275 on it but said he would "deal," but at the last minute I passed when I couldn't figure out when it was made.
Yeah, I would prefer a J frame Smith, but the Undercover was about 2 bills cheaper than a comparable condition Chief's Special...
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Last edited by polishshooter; 04-20-2012 at 11:17 PM..