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Old December 18, 2016, 05:34 PM   #26
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Does Charter Arms make a .44 Special Bulldog with an enclosed hammer


This is a pic pf a shrouded hammer style , and tbey have " bobbed hammer" styles
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Old December 18, 2016, 08:12 PM   #27
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Does Charter Arms make a .44 Special Bulldog with an enclosed hammer?
I don't know about enclosed, but one nifty thing about Charter is that they will sell you factory bobbed DAO hammers. They're inexpensive, and installing them is a 5 minute process.
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Old December 19, 2016, 10:50 AM   #28
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The Pachmayr grip that Buckeye! shows in his first pic makes a big difference in taming the recoil of the 44 Bulldog. I've had mine for several years now, and its a ROCKSTAR. I love shooting that big cartridge in a small revolver. I like it so much, I'm seriously thinking about the 45ACP Pitbull.
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Old December 19, 2016, 03:20 PM   #29
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Thanks, Buckeye! I like that shrouded hammer design for pocket carry-and it still allows you to cock it for sa use if wanted.
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Old December 19, 2016, 10:55 PM   #30
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here's mine...a boomer
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Old December 19, 2016, 11:13 PM   #31
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Those BOOMERS are made for jamming between the ribs and firing into the assailant's bowels. Very cool and horrifically lethal "gidoffme" guns.
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Old September 19, 2017, 02:56 AM   #32
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I got my first Charter Arms BULLDOG CLASSIC last week.

I know I'm going to like it.
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Old September 19, 2017, 03:07 AM   #33
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Those BOOMERS are made for jamming between the ribs and firing into the assailant's bowels. Very cool and horrifically lethal "gidoffme" guns.
I'm so tired of hearing how every handgun for concealed carry is intended only for point blank belly work. The Charter .44's are capable of much more. Even the Boomer is when equipped with a laser grip.

People wanna know what a true belly gun is? A north American arms mini revolver, a .25 pistol, a .410 derringer.
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Old September 19, 2017, 08:47 AM   #34
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I ordered a DAO one and a Boomer last thursday, they should be here today or tomorrow!

Cant wait!!
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Old September 19, 2017, 01:00 PM   #35
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Congrats! I like mine for a house/cc gun. 240g SWC standard loads are what I shoot in it.
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Old October 7, 2017, 08:44 PM   #36
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here is mine.
recoil is stout but manageable and it fits in a J-frame holster.
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Old July 13, 2018, 10:56 AM   #37
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Here is my new Boomer in 44. The ported barrel makes shooting easier than the Bulldog. With the Crimson trace grips it shoots POA at 8 to 10 yards.
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Old July 13, 2018, 11:05 AM   #38
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Fantastic! Huuuuge!
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Old August 9, 2018, 03:04 PM   #39
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wow, i had no idea these guns were so well regarded.
I never liked the look of the metal/finish.

IIRC Jim March spoke highly of his older buldog, I want an old one, but hmm.
i may end up with one of these, they are affordable
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Old August 9, 2018, 08:14 PM   #40
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I never liked the look of the metal/finish.
You have to 'ignore' that and just think of 'function'. These are light, small guns that conceal well, carry well, and function well. Most time it is going to be sitting in a holster, in a cabinet, drawer, truck glove compartment, etc. Rarely seen, but when needed, there ready for use. This isn't a 'barbecue' gun! Nor to you want to put 1000s of rounds a year down range with it. Not that sort of gun or built for it. Just a small big bore with plenty of punch when needed and at sub-sonic velocities.

As for mine, I haven't got mine out in some time. When I used to, it was easy to still hit the 50 yard round steel out there every month. So back in the holster it went after just a few rounds.... where it still sits today, fully loaded, ... and hopefully never needed.
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Old August 9, 2018, 09:35 PM   #41
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Excellent high power card table gun.
And if you use it in a card table situation you won’t have to back your chair away from the table afterwards.
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Old August 9, 2018, 09:37 PM   #42
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You guys have me thinking. Local gun store has the Target Bulldog on display. Not sure how old it is though.

Just what I need. Another caliber I don’t currently load for or have.
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Old August 10, 2018, 09:48 AM   #43
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That's a good one, John. Not to mention the scorch marks on the top of your knees from the ported barrel.
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Old August 10, 2018, 10:40 PM   #44
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You should have gotten the 3" barrel models for a bit more velocity. Most .44 special hollow points don't expand from the 2.5" Pugs.
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Old August 10, 2018, 10:55 PM   #45
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Mine is loaded with 240 SWCs... No need to expand...
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Old August 11, 2018, 11:24 AM   #46
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I still have my late wife's CA Bulldog. Great little pistol.

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Old August 11, 2018, 02:42 PM   #47
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I still carry mine in my coat pocket when it's cold outside. I have the shrouded hammer version, 2.5" barrel.

I took it to the range a couple of weeks back. My friend shot a cylinder out of it and kind of whined about the recoil. I didn't get it. I don't think the recoil is much. Plus, he shoots his 357 LCR regularly.

It sure does put a nice big hole in things!
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