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Bilbo Bagins
02-17-2012, 15:40
Out of these two discount big bore pocket guns which would you recommend?

02-17-2012, 15:54
Probably the Bulldog if I were forced to choose between those two.

02-17-2012, 17:45
I use to love my 44SP Bulldog. Great carry gun.

02-17-2012, 17:47
No doubt, Bulldog!

Jade Falcon
02-17-2012, 17:50
Bulldog, all the way! I'm tired of all the crap Charter Arms has gotten in the past for their guns. They're not making POS guns anymore; their quality control has gotten considerably better. Take a chance on the .44 Special from Charter.

02-17-2012, 18:10
I have a Charter Arms Bulldog revolver and I recommend getting one.

02-17-2012, 18:27

02-17-2012, 18:52
Bulldog...hands down.

02-17-2012, 18:59
Yep, the new and improved 3rd or 4th reincarnation of Charter Arms is making good guns. Might want to check out HotPig's prices on the MAH Supplies website. He's a site supporter.

true believer
02-17-2012, 19:12
I use to love my 44SP Bulldog. Great carry gun.


Bruce M
02-17-2012, 19:41
Add me to the Bulldog column.

02-17-2012, 19:44
Bulldog. Charter may not be smith & wesson but they do a good job & stand behind their products.

02-18-2012, 01:49
Bulldog. It's not a Taurus.

02-18-2012, 03:07
I guess I will be the loner Taurus vote. My good friend has a PT145 Millenium Pro and it is a great gun. It shoots nice and is a small package that holds 10+1 of .45 ACP. Similar to Glock 30 without the massive chunkiness. Just my opinion.

02-18-2012, 03:38
Let's say money was 'no object.' Would you bother doing something this ( to a Taurus?
Mag-Na-Port Custom 'Backpacker' (NOTE: More pics @ LTW forum OP (

Neither would likely be a very good 'investment,' but I would go with the Charter Bulldog for actual use. ('Custom' or not.)

For one thing, it's practically guaranteed to work.

Not so sure I would 'trust' a PT145. (Again, 'custom' or not.)

02-18-2012, 08:42
Go with the Bull Dog. Mine is easy to pocket carry in a jacket, or even a back jeans pocket.

I do have a PT140, which is also concealable, but not as easily as the 44sp.

02-18-2012, 15:02
Taurus PT145 but both would do the job. Mostly because while i like .38 special out of a snubby even the P+ stuff..I DO NOT really like .357 out of it and even more would not be a "fun" gun for me to shoot. Ive shot .45 ACP out of the PT145 and its a real decent shooter for the size of the gun VS the round. I want the one I can shoot more and practice with more. Actually ive been looking at a smaller CC .45 ACP at a reasonable price...since i cant find a Glock 36 and wont own another glock thats out, M&P still too much as same thing cant find one used at a good price..but that PT145 new I can afford that...It will most likely be my next CC gun in the rotation..

02-18-2012, 17:47
Have a Taurus 44 Special and a 6 year old Bull Dog which is being used this weekend in a DeSantis revolver owb. The Bulldog works fine and has always been reliable just not a normal carry weapon for me. The 44 Taurus is bigger and normally only used at the range-nice gun.

Jade Falcon
02-18-2012, 19:39
Ack! After reading this thread, I went on a Bulldog image hunt. Now, I've got to have a new Charter in .44 Special!! I'm thinking about selling my S&W 642 (and gear) for it. After all, I hardly ever carry the Smith anymore; a Glock sits on my hip right now.

But it is nice as a pocket gun. If only the Charter was THAT much smaller...:sigh: