Count me in for wanting a Charter Arms forum. I just bought my second one today. It's a .40 S&W Pitbull.
My .44 Special Bulldog (Charter 2000) has been 100% reliable and everything on it has remained tight and like brand new. Is it as pretty as a Model 60? Nope. But somehow I don't think the bad guy will give a dang about how pretty it is when he is eating lead from it.