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Old 01-26-2012, 19:45   #1
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Goldfinger!!

First time out with my Charter Arms Goldfinger. Sorta mixed reviews. I got my daughter a Lavender Lady a while back and have been wanting similar ever since. Hers has been flawless since day one. Like hers, the Goldfinger locks up tighter than any other revolver I own....has an pretty good single action trigger and a pretty stiff DA trigger.
Here are the first ten shots SA ( at ten yards):
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Here are the next ten shots DA(at ten yards):
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So, it shoots ok.
Now the bad news. The front sight was a little hard to pick up( it was a dark dreary,foggy morning) and when I went back to 25 yards, under the pavilion, The sight all but disappeared. I had about 5 ftf with light strikes on the primers shooting one box of factory loads and one box of factory reloads. I had one round of the reloads that sent fire out of the cylinder gap and muzzle. The round was a little hard to eject and I found the case was cracked full length...gun seemed no worse for the wear. Guess i will clean it up and try some different loads - hope the ftf go away....
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:01   #2
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As for the front sight, I paint mine with appliance white touch up paint so I can see it. As for the miss fires, I would try several different makes of ammo before I sent it back for repair.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:22   #3
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Second trip out with the Goldfinger! I brought the same ammo that works so well in my daughter's Lavender Lady and voila - no more failures to fire. Really starting to enjoy this gun. I like the fact that even though it is small and light (12oz's), they put a nice hand-filling grip on it which makes it nice to hold and reduces felt recoil -even though it makes it slightly less concealable. (an aside - a shrouded hammer version would be awesome!)
Below is a picture shooting single action at about 12 yards. Even though the double action is stiff, I always seem to shoot just about as well as in SA.
Now I need to try some carry loads and find something that works nice....


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Old 03-19-2012, 08:32   #4
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I am happy to here your Charter Arms is working out for you. I had a Charter Arms a few years ago and really liked it. A Lady friend needed a carry gun, I let her try my Charter and I have missed it ever since. I have been thinking I would like to buy another but, I can't decide on the 38 or 357. If they made a Black 357 in DAO it would be my pick. I guess I will hang in there for a while longer and see what they come up with. I like to buy American made Revolvers and carry Two Ruger 357s daily.
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:54   #5
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Latest range visit! 100 rounds consisting of PMC - 132g - FMJ and Federal American Eagle - 130g - FMJ. No problems! Total round count 250!
Here is a 12yrd group in the rain...
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Old 05-25-2013, 17:02   #6
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You've done well with the charter! Loved the ones I've had. Carried an undercover as a back up for yuears when worked uniform duty. Excellent snubby shooting skills also! Congrats all around. Smitty
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:02   #7
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As for the front sight, I paint mine with appliance white touch up paint so I can see it. As for the miss fires, I would try several different makes of ammo before I sent it back for repair.
I use an almost fluorescent nail polish that I dabbed on the front sight of my 642 and M85.

You get funny looks when you buy it but its indestructible and really helps you focus on the front sight in low light.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:36   #8
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Nice gun. Something about Charter Arms that I like. I have noticed that for everyone that likes Charter Arms there is a guy that hates them. Good luck with the gun.

For a gun named "Gold finger" I expected the trigger to be Gold.

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Old 11-22-2013, 16:34   #9
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Finally got around to it... I used a Markal valve action paint marker after much internet investigation....now I wanna go shooting

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Old 11-22-2013, 19:42   #10
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That baby has some bling... it kind of grows on you!

I think Charter Arms revolvers are underrated + the price sure is right.
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Old 11-22-2013, 21:02   #11
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Old 11-27-2013, 21:17   #12
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:59   #13
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It actually looks pretty cool in a non gaudy kind of way. Nice revolver and good shooting.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:33   #14
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cool! whats the price on those new guns?
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Old 03-30-2014, 20:36   #15
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No heartburn here with Charter Arms. Sister-in-law has one in a 4 inch. Gun shoots well and has held up well over the years. Are they still using the two piece barrel?
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Old 06-17-2014, 18:45   #16
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100 more rounds thru the Goldfinger consisting of HPR - 125g- TMJ and Winchester (white box) - 130g - FMJ

I had one failure to fire with the HPR and six or seven of the same with the WWB. I won't judge the gun too critically on this one as it still had Froglube on it (which has been creating problems with several of my handguns). It has now been stripped off, so we will see what happens next time out!
350 rounds total thru this gun!

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Old 06-17-2014, 19:10   #17
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nice looking gun, just a little left of traditional
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