Charter Arms Bulldog

Charter Arms Bulldog stainless left side

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the Charter Arms Bulldog revolvers.

Manufacturer’s Description

Charter Arms‘ Bulldog is a five-shot, double-action/single-action revolver chambered in .44 Special and available with either a 2.5″ barrel or 4″ barrel. Available finishes include blue, stainless and tiger stripes.

Charter also offers a double-action only (DAO) version, and a Target version (the 4″ barrel).

Other features include:

  • A one piece barrel that’s threaded into the frame;
  • a shrouded ejector rod (on the modern version);

    Charter Arms Bulldog stainless left side photo
    The stainless Bulldog.
  • three-point cylinder lock up;
  • an ergonomic trigger designed to not pinch the shooter’s finger;
  • full-size rubber grips, or Crimson Trace Lasergrips; and
  • no cylinder stop to interfere with reloading or speed loaders.

Charter Arms also offers limited-edition version called the Bulldog Classic. This version harkens back to a 1980s-era Bulldog, and it includes a few different features, such as an exposed ejector rod and a 3″ barrel.

On camera: Check out Hickok45’s video reviews of the Bulldog and the Bulldog Classic.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL Weight
.44 Special 5 2.5″ 21 oz.
.44 Special 5 4″ 23 oz.
.44 Special 5 3″ n/a

MSRP: $461–$533

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Charter Arms Bulldog tiger left side photo
The tiger-striped Bulldog.
Charter Arms Bulldog blued left side photo
The blued Bulldog.
Charter Arms Bulldog lasergrips right side photo
The Bulldog with Lasergrips.
Charter Arms Bulldog Target left side photo
The Bulldog Target.

Charter Arms Bulldog Classic left side photo
The Bulldog Classic.

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