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Charter Arms Pitbull 45acp
« on: December 18, 2017, 07:29:41 am »
The idea of a 2.5" revolver chambered in 45acp just appeals to me. This one has been on my radar for a while and I finally "pulled the trigger" on it. The finish is rough with some very sharp edges - it is definitely not a S&W or a Ruger, but its function is spot on. I have fired around 200 rounds through it and I am very pleased with the results. I shot 200gr LSWC, 230gr ball, 200 gr Hornady XTP, and 185gr Berry's FP through it and all shot well.

The CA Pitbull does not use moon clips. It has a mechanism that locks the round in the cylinder. It takes some practice to load and a fast reload is out of the question. Ejecting the fired rounds is the same as any other revolver - no problems there. The single action trigger was very good, but the double action trigger needs a little improvement - not bad, but not great.

I would rate it a 4 out of 5 - deducting 1 point for the finish. It would make a great CCW if you wanted to carry a large bore revolver. It is lightweight (20 oz - empty) and shoots the 45acp...

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Re: Charter Arms Pitbull 45acp
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 07:04:04 pm »
I have a Ruger New Vaquero chambered in 45 acp- i like it.

Have you discovered you can carry a 1911 mag in your pocket for faster reloads? it makes loading quite a bit faster - even though I have to empty and load through a gate. But being able to just push and drop a round quickly is nice.