Friday, April 3, 2009

Charter Arms Rimless Revolvers (CARR)

Coming soon from Charter Arms are some new revolvers in pistol calibers; 9mm/.380ACP, .40S&W, and .45ACP. A spring catches the cartridge's extrator groove, so the revolver will extract empty cases without a moon clip. The spring will also allow the 9mm revolver to fire .380ACP ammunition.

The .40S&W revolvers will be out first, followed by 9mm and .45ACP. Snub-nosed models will be available first, 2" barrels for 9mm/.380 models, 2.2" barrels for .40S&W and .45ACP. The 9mm/.380 snubbie will be based on their compact and lightweight undercover revolvers with an aluminum frame. The .40S&W and .45ACP revolvers will use the Bulldog frame.

Retail price for the 9mm/.380 snub model is said to be $399, with the .40S&W and .45ACP snubbie prices are said to be $449.

I'm not sure what to think of these. One of the benefits of using semi-auto cartridges in revolvers is the speed of the reloads with moon clips. I've also heard some bad things about the quality of Charter Arms revolvers.

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