In a time of uncertain economic conditions and outright political hostility, many manufacturers in the shooting industry are filling orders as best they can, but are not expanding the size of their manufacturing base. Â After all, what CEO is willing to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into new machinery and buildings only to have their products banned or restricted next month?
However, there are some companies that are still investing into the growth of their own business and stand to reap the reward of such a move. Â One of those companies is Charter Arms.
Just released, theÂ Charter Arms 9mm Pitbull revolver is the newest edition to the company’s line of wheelguns developed for rimless cartridges. Â This 9mm revolver uses the same dual coil spring system in the extractor as the system used in the .40 S&W Pitbull revolver.
Charter Arms announced the “new” classic .44 Bulldogs will be shipping in September 2010. Â Modeled on the old-style Bulldogs, the new .44 Special revolvers will feature a 3″ tapered barrel, exposed extractor, and checkered walnut grips. Â Finish will be a high-gloss blue. Â The hammer will be exposed, and the cylinder will hold five of the big-bore .44 Special loads.
The image to the right is of an original .44 Bulldog. Â Photos of the new revolver have not yet been released by Charter Arms.
MSRP is $521.00 and the model number will be 34431 for those interested in placing an early order. Â The rep I spoke with said the new guns are in production now, so delivery should be on-time.