Originally Posted by oscarmayer
for 950 you could of bought a charter arms with a 4inch barrel in 44 special and had 600 left over for ammo or a second gun plus 250 for ammo. sure they aren't smiths but they work or you could of looked at a taurus tracker or model 44 and saved 500 bucks. lots of options if you shop around. now this i will grant you, with a smith and wesson if you plan on keeping it for a while with prices being as they are you'll never lose the money you would on a taurus or charter....
Just my opinion, you couldnt run me down and give me a Charter arms or a Taurus. I have personaly seen a Charter arms Bulldog blow up from shooting some mild reloads, grant it , it was an older one, but that image is still in my head everytime i hear Charter Arms. My boss has a 4" barrel Tracker, i am not impressed with it , it is excessivly loud due to the mag na porting, and isnt much on the accuracy department. I perfer to spend my money with a proven American company. I could care less if you had two identical pistols and one was made in Brazil and was $200 and the other was made in America and was $2000, i would buy the American one that is built by Americans, who have families and actually pay taxes here that support our economy, i do not beleive in investing my hard earned money in a foriegn company, that employs people that cant even spell firearm much less build one.