Current production Charters are fine revolvers. I've been shooting & carrying a Pug for the last few years (bought it soon after the current owners took over and revamped production) and handle the newest ones almost daily. Take a good close look...I think you will be impressed.
Above is based on the opinion of a 20 year Small Arms Marksmanship and Training Unit USAF instructor with more than 30 years in competitive shooting sports. Your mileage may vary.