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Charter Arms
Model: Southpaw
Charter Arms Revolver Southpaw .38 Special Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:6.75-in Height:No Data
Barrel:2-in Weight:12-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor118134
  • Recoil Factor8.1 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity5 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor57%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2008 -
Caliber:.38 Special
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:hammer block
Frame:7075 Aluminum
Grip:black neoprene
Sights:fixed ramp front, notch rear
Charter Arms
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Gun Value
MSRP:$419.00Used Est:$315.00
Last Update:9/8/2017
About the Gun

Charter revolvers are 100% US made. They utilize a one-piece frame design and a completely blocked hammer system which cannot fire unless the trigger is held in full rear position. Cylinder lock up is in three places instead of two: cylinder stop and ejector rod collar for additional safety, strength and cylinder-to-barrel lock up.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .38 Special
Alias: .38 Smith & Wesson Special
MV: From 710 to 1250 ft/sec
ME: From 166 to 382 ft-lb
WT: From 110 to 158 grains
About the Cartridge

Developed by Smith & Wesson and introduced along with its Military & Police Model revolver in 1902, this was originally a military cartridge intended to replace the unsatisfactory .38 Long Colt then in use by the Army. Colt brought out its own version of the .38 Special in 1909, which differs from the original only in bullet shape, being a flat-point style. The .38 Special is considered one of the best-balanced, all-round handgun cartridges ever designed. It is also one of the most accurate and very widely used for match shooting.

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