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Charter Arms Pitbull .40 Cal. Rimless Revolver

Charter Arms has announced a .40-caliber rimless revolver option as an ideal backup for law enforcement personnel.


Charter Arms has announced the introduction of the world's first specifically chambered .40-caliber revolver with its Pitbull .40 Cal. Rimless Revolver.

The Pitbull .40 Cal. Rimless has a 2.3-inch barrel and five-shot capacity, and is marketed as the ideal backup handgun for law enforcement, since it can use the same ammunition as many law enforcement standard sidearms, .40 S&W. Previous complications of a .40 S&W-chambered revolver have been overcome by the use of Charter's rimless cartridge extractor, which has a dual coil spring assembly located in the extractor that allows insertion and retention in each chamber of the revolver cylinder. This allows for reliable extraction, even for rimless cartridges.

The Pitbull has an overall length of 6 3/4 inches and weighs 20 ounces, with a fixed frame rear sight and a ramped front sight and standard hammer. A double-action only hammer is available upon request. For additional information on the Pitbull .40 Cal. Rimless Revolver, please visit the Charter Arms website.

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12 Responses to Charter Arms Pitbull .40 Cal. Rimless Revolver

paul wrote:
March 20, 2014

I am trying locate the 40 cal PitBull. Where do I go ?

Auggie wrote:
February 24, 2013

I just looked at the web site and there's an article on the front page of the Web site.

Oldtrader3 wrote:
October 07, 2012

I just bought a .40 S&W Pit Bull and am impressed with the workmanship and mechanical operation of this revolver. At 20 ounces, it is a lot of power in a small package. I am looking forward to taking this revlver to the rnge as soon as possible.

Wild Bill wrote:
September 23, 2012

I wonder if the cylinder is long enough to ream it to 10mm.

stanley duane wrote:
January 12, 2012

Well, they are on the market now, I just saw two of these in a gunshop in Gadsden, AL yesterday.

Mark in bellevernon wrote:
October 28, 2011

The9mm will be smaller and capable of shooting 9mm or380 cal

Bill wrote:
September 14, 2011

I bpought one about a month ago. The first time I fired it after 7 fiveroud cylinders of ammo one of the little spring loaded notches that grip the case broke and fell out. I fear it may be a design that can't handle the use/stress. We'll see when I get it back.

po-po wrote:
September 06, 2011

They have been talking about this pistol for years now. They r having copy right issues and that is what is taking so long. I've almost given up on it since Charter Arms doesnt even talk about it.

Curtis wrote:
August 27, 2011

As of 8/27/2011 it is on Charters Website - can't wait for the 9mm

Michael wrote:
August 18, 2011

Yep, their website doesn't mention the .40 Cal Pitbull. But when I talked with C.A. seems they're cranking out as many guns as possible. No sense in adding fuel to the fire about having the .40 Cal Pitbull shown on their website.

Cynthia wrote:
August 11, 2011

Can't wait to try one out!!

Chad S wrote:
August 11, 2011

I clicked on Charter Arms website link provided and it seems they don't have anything about it on their own site yet. Must be pretty new.