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Old October 27th, 2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Charter Arms Pathfinder .22lr (original model)

Hi Everyone:

I found a Charter Arms Pathfinder .22lr (original older model) at my LGS, in very good condition (no rust or scratches) priced at $199.00. I plan to use it to teach students attending NRA Basic Pistol Safety course. I like my students to show proficiency handling .22 cal revolver and semiautomatic pistol (Ruger SR22) before introducing larger caliber pistols at the range.

I have read mixed reviews on Charter Arms firearms, but think older models were built well. I would appreciate comments from anyone who has owned this same nice little revolver. The revolver looks just like the one found via this link...

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Old October 27th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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Congrat's...and I think your philosophy for using a .22lr to introduce new shooters is excellent!

In September of 2010...I picked up a 4" Ruger SP101 in .22lr (older, 6-shot model...hardly ever fired) to have fun plinking and target shooting with as well as to use to teach new shooter's! I've never had a complaint from a new shooter who had to 'start' with a fact, many of them enjoyed it so much that they've asked if they would be allowed to shoot it again!

My wife, who started with a Beretta Cheetah .380 acp, then upgraded to a Glock shoots about 100 rounds through the SP101 before shooting her 9mm, whenever we are at the range. Her 9mm shooting has improved dramatically after she warms up with the .22 a bit! Less wasted 9mm ammo...better results...more fun...all good things!

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I have been a strong Charter Arms follower since they were first made back in 1964.
I find that they are not the best finished firearms on the market but their customer service is excellent.

After many years and untold thousands of rounds fired in their first batch of revolvers I got back in '65,the transfer bar broke.

I took it to the Shelton plant and the gun was fixed in less than 1/2 hr,I was allowed to test it in their firing booth and then left. No charge.

It is also interesting to note that the founder/inventer of Charter Arms,Doug McClellahan,had worked for Ruger and designed the 10/22 rifle.

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Nothing at all wrong with that little bugger. I've never owned a Charter Arms ( even though I'm a snubbie fan and have 3), but a minister friend of mine, who is one of the best snub nosed .38 shooters I've known, is a staunch fan of C.A. and has several.
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I have an undercover 38 that looks a lot like that but with a shorter BBL. It is older than many on here but still locks up tight and shoots well for it's intended purpose. That 22 looks like a decent little revolver to own and have fun with. It should do the job just fine.
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I had a stainless Undercover model about 30 years ago. Shot well, never any issues.

The latest Charters have a polymer piece that makes up the trigger guard and center part of the grip frame. That may make the older models more appealing to some, like me.
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