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>Have tons of 45 ACP from my dad
>Don't have a handgun
>check local gun shop
>It's having a sale on a Charter Arms Pitbull in 45
>250 bucks
>Buy for CC and home defense

Gonna pick it up tomorrow. Did I do good /k/?
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not really. it's better than no gun, but there's much, much better options.
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>>36793889
I had the 44 SPL 30 years ago, it was an acceptable handgun
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>>36793889

No. You just bought a ghetto tier revolver in a chambering that is not ideal for it.
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>>36793924
i've only read good reviews though.

What's the issue with it? Why should I spend over 1k on a SW or something?
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>>36793924
>chambering not ideal
>US army used 45 acp revolvers

ok
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>>36793889
Anon, Charters are just fine. Just avoid shooting 45Super or 460Rowland out of it. 45ACP is a nice, gentle low pressure round for a revolver. It will be just fine.
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>>36794154

As a supplementary sidearm because they didn’t have enough 1911s.
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>>36794126

You don’t even need to spend that much, just get a cheap beater 1911 for the extra round or two if you have one in the chamber. .45ACP is primarily a handgun round and you can accordingly get handguns with greater capacity than 6 rounds, it will be easier to reload quickly anyways.
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>>36793889
doesn't that thing have reliability issues? Is it in production still? I am talking out of my ass here based on very vague memory of rumors from /k/
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>>36793889
Any gun is better than no gun, but at $250 you didn't get a great deal

RIA 1911s are under $400 these days, pretty sure springfield XD 45s are as well. You probably could have shopped around for almost any used modern .45 handgun and gotten a better overall handgun for not much more money

Hopefully it's at least fun to shoot!
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>>36794248

>handgun
>revolver not a handgun

what the fuck do you think it is man?

OP, you did fine. It may not be a smashing deal, but it goes bang for 250.00, and you already have ammo. Just practice proper safety with it.
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>>36793889
Don't worry about the price. If you got it for $250 out the door, it's not bad at all. It can be found cheaper, but it's still easily worth $250.
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Out of curiosity I >>36794266 went and looked up the price on these, jesus they expect people to pay $400+ for these things?

OP you got a pretty good deal considering what they normally retail for, but I'm just not a fan of the idea of a .45acp revolver. Congrats on the find though.
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>>36793889
Should have bought a glock or 1911. That is going to be LOUD.
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>>36794154
>>36794181

Wait... u wot? What were they called?
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>>36793889
I'd sooner trust a Taurus revolver than a Charter Arms
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>>36794797
M1917
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Charter Arms is fucking garbage. OP, you are a huge retard if you buy it because you have ""tons"" of .45 ACP when you could have got a better gun chambered in .45 that isn't a revolver let alone a revolver that is known to be shit.

The people who say Charter Arms is fine ITT are people who don't own any guns and if they do own guns, they don't shoot them enough so their opinion doesn't mean jack shit.

It's bad enough that revolvers are sub optimal for self defense thanks to the prevalence of more durable, reliable, more shootable and higher capacity semi autos out in the market.

Fucking hell, at the very least buy a S&W SD9VE.
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>>36795026
no u
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>>36794884

The M1917 is a rifle
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>>36794884
so fucking hot
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>>36795026
>Buy a gun u don't have a stockpile of ammo for
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>>36795124
>Buy a gun u don't have a stockpile of ammo for

800 rounds of .45 isn't a stockpile just so you know. If OP's dad has say 30,000 rounds of .45, there's no fucking way OP should have any reason to be looking at a shitty $250 revolver used primarily for murdering hookers.

And there are better choices for an affordable handgun in .45. M&P45, P250, Glock 21 just to name a few.
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>>36795175
>used primarily for murdering hookers.

Maybe he has a surplus of targets.
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>>36795175
800 is considered a lot for most people.
Why not recommend a .45 originally instead of a 9?

And if it goes bang and makes him happy who cares?
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>>36795200
That may be true but Charter Arms guns do not hold up to wear and tear, use and abuse unlike a hooker.
>>36795204
>800 is considered a lot for most people.

It's because they don't actually shoot. These people have no buisiness giving their input on gun selection. Someone who actually uses their guns goes through 800 easily in 2-3 months.

>Why not recommend a .45 originally instead of a 9?

I just did.

>And if it goes bang and makes him happy who cares?

OP is purchasing a gun for conceal carry and home defense. I don't think a gun that makes him 'happy' will be much of use when the fucking cylindier siezes up halfway through a range session let alone a fight for his life.

This doesn't even touch up on the topic of holster compatibility. Something that is greatly lacking for Charter Arms and is extremely critical for conceal carry.

There's plenty of better options for a self defense gun. You're nothing short of an asshole for giving OP your poor, feel-good baseless opinions.

At the end of the day; it's up to OP to either listen or discount any opinions ITT and he should do his own research on these topics himself.

OP, if you're still here. Check out Luckygunner's blog, YouTube channel.
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>>36795285
It's obvious he won't be shooting that much, and even most shooters I know don't typically go through 800 RDS of once caliber that fast.
Also
>I just did
Nice reading comprehension.

And the dude obviously has a low budget good luck finding those other guns for $250.
Any gun is better than no gun.
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>>36795314
>And the dude obviously has a low budget good luck finding those other guns for $250.

It's funny that someone trying to criticize my reading comprehension doesn't have any to begin with. (pic is a hint)

I'm done arguing with you. Fucking day/k/are
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>>36795387
>Why didn't you originally
>Replies in second post
>I-im right fuck u!!! *Reposts a gun in the wrong caliber*

And five seconds on Google shows the plenty of positive reviews, even on forums, of the pitbull. Sometimes bad companies make something good.

Pic related, it's you.
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>>36795077
The M1 is a tank, a rifle, a carbine, landmine, bazooka, helmet, multiple artillery pieces, and a flamethrower.
Don't be retarded
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>>36795414
Yeah, I just checked YouTube and google for reviews and they all say it’s a good affordable gun.

Supposedly some of the older models had bad quality but the newer ones are solid revolvers.

I guess the brand name is tarnished due to the shit that happened in the 80s and 90s.
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>>36795387
We're talking about guns specifically in .45acp and you recommend an SD9 you stupid fucking asshole. Piss off
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>>36793889
Revolvers are generally simpler and more robust than semi autos. For your purpose it should work fine.
That being said, i would have saved up and bought something a little nicer.
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>>36795472
Similar to taurus then, at least regarding the G2.
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>>36793889
umm no.
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>>36795175
This. Does this fag not realize how quickly you burn through 800rds.. That's like two range trips
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>>36794154
Rimmed cartridges for revolvers.
Rimless cartridges for semi-autos.
You can do that backwards, but it's usually a bad idea.

The M1917 was literally because the US Army couldn't supply enough M1911's, and didn't want to source two lines of handgat ammo in WW1. Unless you are a large army in wartime that has decided to issue .45 ACP and also can't source enough semi-auto pistols but can source a lot of revolvers, it's a bad idea.
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>>36794256
Never buy a used one unless it's one of those target variants and you trust the seller quite a bit. Companies gone through a few different ownerships with different manufacturing problems. I got a 44 of these it's sort of sized between a j and k frame S&W where something like a j frame pocket holster is just a tiny bit too small. The cylinder won't explode with +p ammo but it'll fuck up the rest of the gun if you try to run hot rounds through it. I got one size for it's size it should be able to handle a couple cylinders of hot loaded rounds if I wanted to go to the woods, and lighter stuff if I wanted to carry it around elsewhere.
>>36795285
I've never had a problem with my cylinder. If you're running it in doa and don't fully reset the trigger you can skip over a round though as it'll spin the cylinder but not fire then next pull will rotate past the live round that's in line with the barrel to the next one. 5 shot revolver not that great if you try shooting too quickly and do that but any double action will likely do that. You're right about holsters though sucks finding them for it, same with speed loaders or strips if you want to run some cowboy rounds at a range or something.
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>>36793889
shoot it until you get $250 worth of fun out of it. then yes, it will have been worth it
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>>36795285
>It's because they don't actually shoot. These people have no buisiness giving their input on gun selection. Someone who actually uses their guns goes through 800 easily in 2-3 months.

Unless they are shooting competitions, no they dont you lying sperg
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>>36794884
>"it's call a magazine" fags BTFO
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Well I don't know about these other anons but I go through 100-200 rounds per hour in a handgun depending on what gun and what I'm doing.
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>>36794797
Colt M1917 and S&W M1917
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>>36796035
Oh man a cp-1 how is that?
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>>36794884
That is one sexy gun, although ludicrously oversized for .45ACP.
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https://www.wikiarms.com/guns?source=&q=.45acp
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>>36795517
Taurus really improved with the G2, I'll give those monkeys credit.
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EAA Windicator .357
$350.00

IT'S no showhorse, but it will a good buy.
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>>36793889
Buy one of these instead. That being said neat revolver for $250
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>>36795204
I literally have 500 rounds of .45 and don't even own a gun in that caliber.

800 isn't even close to a stock pile
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>>36795175
but what if op wants to have exchanges with 30,000 hookers?
didnt think of that did you?
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>>36798922(you)
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>>36798913
>Unless they are shooting competitions, no they dont you lying sperg
yes they do faggit and im not even him. i go 2x a month and shoot 150rds each visit (pistol) or ~210 5.56 when i shoot my ar.

the problem is fags like you who shoot once or twice a year ad then sperg out about being "gun guys" the rest of the year.

that's like going fishing once each summer and then claiming your a fisherman the rest of the year.

you're not a part of this hobby and i barely am. most people shoot 4-5x what i do.

half of /k/ is just poorniggers wasting money hoarding shitty guns. they're not into the sport at all.
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>>36793889
Buy it.




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