NRA Gun of the Week: Charter Arms Professional

posted on June 18, 2021

The Charter Arms Blacknitride+ Professional in .357 Mag., is a mid-size revolver engineered for concealed carry and home defense, and it is priced affordably, too. Since the mid-1960s, Charter Arms kept its focus on manufacturing to provide the American market with affordable, light and reliable wheelguns; its latest Professional shares these hallmark attributes.

Built from stainless steel and aluminum, the Charter Arms Professional features a unique lockwork fitted within a one-piece frame that is lacking of side plates. Attached to the frame is a separate aluminum trigger guard and grip assembly that helps drop the weight of the Professional down to 25 ozs., empty.

A proprietary finish is featured on the Professional revolver that renders the surfaces matte black and provides utility of combining corrosion and wear resistance with the added functionality of increased surface hardening for a long working life.

Charter Arms supplies a 3” barrel that is one piece and fitted to the frame in front of a fluted cylinder that is set with a capacity for six rounds of .357 Mag. or .38 Spl. The gun's cylinder is secured by three lockup points for added security. The controls are typical for a double-action revolver, with an exposed hammer at the rear and a serrated cylinder release found on the left side of the frame. Walnut stocks come standard.

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Charter Arms Blacknitride+ Professional revolver.

Charter Arms Blacknitride+ Professional Specifications

Manufacturer: Charter Arms
Action Type: double-action, center-fire revolver
Chambering: .357 Mag.
Barrel: 3” stainless steel
Frame: stainless steel, aluminum trigger guard
Cylinder: stainless steel, six-round capacity
Sights: square notch rear; fiber-optic front
Finish: Blacknitride+
Length: 8.25”
Height: 5.3”
Width: 1.60”
Weight: 25 ozs.
MSRP: $407


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