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Charter Arms 74020 Pitbull 5RD 40S&W 2.3"

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Model: 74020
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 76089
UPC: 678958740202

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Introducing the Charter Arms .40 caliber Pitbull. The unique design provides a dual coil spring assembly located in the extractor which allows for the insertion and retention of the .40 caliber cartridge in each chamber of the revolvers’ cylinder. (No moon clips required) This patented system allows the shooter ease of ejecting spent cartridges for immediate reloading.

Charter Arms has taken the difficulty of rimless loading and ejection to the simplicity of the rimmed cartridge in the revolver industry.

Finish Case Hardened
Type Pistol Frame
Action Gas Operation
Caliber 410
Barrel Length
Capacity 5 1 and 6 1 (grip extension)
Safety Trigger/Firing Pin
Grips Sparkling
Sights Peep
Weight 20 oz
Type Revolver
Action Not Valid
Caliber 32 North American Arms
Barrel Length 5.87"
Capacity 11 1/16 1 (Grip Extension)
Safety Grip safety Only
Grips Pink
Sights Fixed Front Adjustable Rear
Weight 20 oz
Finish Antique
Type Pistol
Action Safe Action
Caliber 5.56x45mm NATO
Barrel Length 14"
Capacity 6 plus 1/ 7 plus 1
Safety Internal Lock
Grips Black Synthetic
Sights Adjustable
Weight 20 oz
Finish Bronze
Type AK Pistol
Action Not Valid
Caliber 32 North American Arms
Barrel Length 3.5"
Capacity 8 + 1
Safety External Safety
Grips Curved
Sights SIGLITE® Night Sights
Weight 20 oz
Finish Stainless
Type Revolver
Action Single/Double
Caliber 40 S&W
Barrel Length 2.3"
Capacity 5
Safety Hammer block Only
Grips Black
Sights Fixed
Weight 20 oz

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Reviewed By: Craig B on 09/12/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Received my Charter Arms .40 S&W Pitbull in less than a week! Could not ask for an easier transaction. A very nice, small frame revolver, exactly as shown on the website. I test fired it at 7 yards and was able to get a 4 inch group, double action only, rapid fire. I'm very happy! Thanks Buds!

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Reviewed By: Faron G on 08/15/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Finally made it to the range with my Charter Arms Pit Bull in .40 cal. The service from Buds was great! Did a lot of research before purchasing and this gun is most definitely made for "close in" defense from 0 to15 yards. It has significant recoil and is not the type of handgun to shoot 100 rounds at the range every week but at the same time the recoil is very manageable. However, it packs a solid punch in a small frame, fits well in my hand and is pretty light. Shot well right out of the box. To me, it is ideal for what I had intended it to be and that is reliable home defense. At 25 yards and beyond, accuracy diminishes as well as it should for a small handgun with a short barrel. Overall, for the money, it seems like it will be a reliable home defense weapon. This is the gun you grab first for any potential intruder.

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Reviewed By: Ronald V on 01/29/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
THE TRANSACTION: This was my second purchase from Bud's. Besides price point, I value their service: sending confirmation emails at key steps during the purchase/fulfillment/shipping cycle. Likewise, the transfer of the revolver at my local FFL was a very smooth process.

THE GUN: Have been looking for a .40 Pit Bull for the past 6 months, but none was to be found locally, nor at Bud's, until recently. This is my first encounter with a Charter Arms product .... I find the fit, finish, and function of this revolver to be excellent. The day after picking it up, I fired 150 rounds at an outdoor range. This is no 25-yard handgun to be sure, but compared to my LCR at that distance, I found the Pit Bull to be much more accurate. The only minor negative found thus far is ejection of the spent rimless cases; at times 1 or 2 are passed over by the "star" when ejecting. This is tricky, but I think will be resolved with more practice on my part. Other than this, I really enjoy shooting this revolver!

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Reviewed By: G. D. S on 03/06/2012 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I wanted to buy this particular revolver from Bud's, having had previous successful transactions here. The fact that the price here was the lowest I'd found made it a more attractive situation. As usual, the transaction was smooth, and the gun made it to my FFL in Texas without incident. The Pit Bull 40 cal is a perfect, lightweight revolver being utilized as a backup weapon by LEO's, and an excellent choice for concealed carry. I highly recommend this weapon, and I highly recommend Bud's as the place to buy it.

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Reviewed By: Ryan C on 12/25/2011 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
This was my 3rd purchase from Buds and they will continue to be my preferred choice for online purchasing. I took the pitbull to the range today and put about 150 rounds of winchester white box through it. I had one misfire from the ammo but the firearm functioned great. The spring loaded shell ejector works great and was a main factor in buying this gun since I don't like fooling with moon clips. The trigger was very light, maybe a pound in single action, and the cylinder has very little movement once locked in. I bought this as a backup to my glock 27, but it performed so well that I am considering carrying this as my primary. Lifetime warrenty from Charter Arms and great service as always from Buds. If you're like me and already have cans upon cans of ammo for the firearms you own and don't want to get into a new caliber, this gun will not let you down.

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