As Smith & Wesson and Colt prices inflated dramatically in the 1970s, Charter Arms stepped onto the scene with a permanent third presence among lightweight pocket revolvers, one with excellent quality and an innovative combination of a steel main frame with lightweight alloy grip frames that rivaled the Smith & Wesson Airweights and Colt Cobras. Not until the 1980s did Taurus and Ruger throw their hats into the ring in any significant way. We have personally owned and respected Charters for almost 50 years now ourselves, and our ancient photographer carries one almost every day. Here is a specimen of Charter's .22 Magnum Pathfinder, Charter SKU Number 72324. It is a lightweight traditional double action revolver, functions in both single and double action modes of fire. It has the traditional Charter transfer bar internal safety device to prevent accidental discharge if it is ever dropped. Weight empty is an Airweight-class 19 ounces, light weight with the strength of steel in the main frame and cylinder. Barrel is one piece full lug stainless steel; the ejector rod end is fully shrouded on the order of the Cobra that Colt never made in this caliber. Hammer and trigger are both traditional satin stainless .305 width, serrated spurred hammer and smooth combat trigger. Grips are thin profile factory finger groove combat, hard rubber, manufactured by Sile for Charter. Michaels boot grips and Hogue Bantams are both readily available for Charter owners who wish to decrease the 5 inch sight-to-butt length down to about 4 1/4 inches, but the Siles are excellent for controlled fire, especially in stressful conditions. The Pathfinders have nice long smooth consistent double action trigger pull, or reasonably crisp 5 pound single action pull for more precise target practice. The Charter Pathfinder, then, is an attractive, compact, light and controllable concealment revolver that is profoundly simple to operate and less dangerous on our view than anybody's automatic. Chambered in the fearsome .22 Magnum caliber, this is one of the most formidable defensive revolvers on the market. When we stock Federal Game Shok 50 grain cartridges, CCI .22 Magnum Shotshell, and as much Winchester, Remington and Fiocchi as we're able to get our hands on, we have this Charter Magnum and its Taurus and Smith & Wesson Competitors in mind just as much as we think about our local varmint hunters with their Marlin and Ruger Rifles. Replacement price on the Charter Pathfinder in our area, if a person can even find one, is over $400 apiece, on a par with the Tauruses; the Smith & Wesson 351 PD, of course, floats over $700. We're offering the Charter 72324 Pathfinder in the photo, however, or one of its identical mates for only $ 339.95. Not transferable to civilians in California, D.C., or Massachusetts.
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