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Old January 22, 2014, 10:33 AM   #101
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"Not sure why anyone would want a K-frame snubbie.
The J-frame is smaller and far, FAR better for concealment."

K-Frames come with a much better trigger pull. You have to change springs to get a decent trigger on a J-Frame. K-Frames handle hotter loads much better than a J-Frame. K-Frame has 6 shots, J-Frame has 5.

There is more than just concealment involved.
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Old January 22, 2014, 11:17 AM   #102
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I had two bulldog 44s in the 80 that were junk, one right out of the box and the other about 200 rounds later.

I had a 3" pathfinder that was a jewel and I still kick myself for selling. I was lucky to come across this older OFF DUTY in very good condition. it so far has held up pretty good.

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Old January 22, 2014, 08:42 PM   #103
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I am hoping to find a pitbull in 9mm or .40. It will be my first Charter arms revolver.
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Old January 22, 2014, 11:29 PM   #104
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You'll have a better chance finding a .40 Pitbull. I haven't seen ANY 9MMs.
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Old January 25, 2014, 01:08 PM   #105
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I love my early 70s Undercover. It does everything it's supposed to and nothing it isn't supposed to do. The grips make it fun to shoot.

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I am hoping to find a pitbull in 9mm or .40. It will be my first Charter arms revolver.
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Old January 23, 2014, 12:29 AM #104
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You'll have a better chance finding a .40 Pitbull. I haven't seen ANY 9MMs.
I called Charter Arms direct and ordered my Pitbull in 40S&W with a 5" barrel.
If your LEO, Military ask for their pricing, less than 400 bucks delivered.

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Old March 25, 2014, 12:20 PM   #107
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I just bought a new .44 Bulldog and was wondering if there is a grip that would help with the recoil? The Charter grip looks like a Pachmayr Gripper but I am not sure it is? How about Hogue? If I have to shoot lighter bullets I guess I'll just go back to my .45 ACP. Tried a 265gr at 1000 fps and two was all I wanted to shoot!
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Old March 25, 2014, 02:43 PM   #108
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As for Dan, I've heard that the patriot .327's had some problems, apparently charter frames didn't hold up well to .327 pressures. Have you had any problems?

I had a patriot it lasted about 300rds before it started having cyclider rubbing problems. They told me straight from the service center that the frames were not strong enough for repeated heavy shooting in that cal. They exchanged my 327 for a .357. I have have no problems with it or the 44 sp bulldog.
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Old March 25, 2014, 03:10 PM   #109
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If you were to pick one from the following calibers for home defense, what would it be?
.327 is that much of a fire breather? Interesting.
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Old March 25, 2014, 03:43 PM   #110
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I just bought a new .44 Bulldog and was wondering if there is a grip that would help with the recoil? The Charter grip looks like a Pachmayr Gripper but I am not sure it is? How about Hogue? If I have to shoot lighter bullets I guess I'll just go back to my .45 ACP. Tried a 265gr at 1000 fps and two was all I wanted to shoot!
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Fred

Hopefully some others will weigh in on this, but I think that load is way too stout for the little Bulldog.

From everything that I've read, the .44spl Bulldog is a lot happier with lighter bullets, or at least lighter loadings. I run mine with 200-grain Gold Dots for carry, and practice with 240-grain cowboy action loads which are probably loafing along in the low 600 fps range (I don't have a chrono).

The Bulldog is a lightly-constructed weapon, and really stout loads will wear them out in short order.

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Old March 25, 2014, 06:16 PM   #111
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I just bought a new .44 Bulldog and was wondering if there is a grip that would help with the recoil? The Charter grip looks like a Pachmayr Gripper but I am not sure it is? How about Hogue? If I have to shoot lighter bullets I guess I'll just go back to my .45 ACP. Tried a 265gr at 1000 fps and two was all I wanted to shoot!
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Fred, listen to lowercase.

my Rossi 720 handles 240gr. reloads at 800 fps buts it is more than I'd prefer in this gun. factory cci 200gr. gold dots do a good job as do the 180gr. Hornandy XTS. the Win STHP 200gr. seem a bit watered down to me.

the load you listed as shot is well beyond the bulldog's realm.
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Old March 25, 2014, 06:19 PM   #112
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.327 is that much of a fire breather? Interesting.
I sold my Patriot .327 since I didn't like the loud high-pressure crack when firing full power factory loads. I also didn't like the sting on my face with those loads. Gas and unburnt powder was coming back at me and hit my left cheek while I was shooting with the right hand, facing the target. If I had been "bladed" meaning turning sideways like a duelist, then the gas would likely have missed.

The .32 wadcutter target loads were pleasant to shoot

I just saw an article on the 9mm Pitbull in a very recent gun magazine, so they must be so new that we haven't seen them. That one might be a fun 6-shooter and I'll be paying some attention. Shorter frame than a .38 Special gun (I think, I am not sure) and an ejector rod that full removes the cases, unlike some .38 guns.

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Old March 26, 2014, 09:57 AM   #113
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Thanks Lowercase and Jerrys. I have loaded some 240gr and tried them yesterday, BIG difference. The 240 at 950 was no pain at all. Granted the 265gr at 1000fps was on a cold day and cold fingers get hurt easy, but ya it is too much for the Bulldog. I will keep those in the Ruger Flat top. I do have some 200gr on the way and will see how they go at maybe 1000fps.
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Old April 1, 2014, 12:47 AM   #114
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I have two:

One for trail use:



4" Target Bulldog in 44 Spl, finished in GunKote. Weighs 19 oz empty.

One for carry:



2" Bulldog Pug in 44 Spl with factory bobbed hammer, stainless steel.
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