The following is a press release from Charter Arms

Charter Arms, manufacturer of high quality American made revolvers, announces the release of its newest revolver, The Gator. Based on Charter’s classic Undercover model, this 5-shot .38 SPL is ideal for personal protection and home defense. And with its stylish alligator-skin imprinted frame, The Gator is also ideal for self-expression.

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The Gator revolver is part of a growing line of Charter revolvers that feature eye-catching colors and imprinted designs. Charter CEO Nick Ecker explains Charter’s drive to be an industry leader in the design, development and production of a new standard of multicolored and patterned guns. “There are a lot more people buying guns today. It’s an expanding market with a more diverse group of shooters, including women and younger people.

“Classic chrome or gunmetal gray isn’t for everybody. That goes for both the new shooter, and the one who already owns a few guns and is just looking for something different. People want choice, they want to express themselves, and Charter has a range of products to meet those needs.”

In the case of The Gator, Charter uses a color transfer process to imprint the frame of the revolver with an authentic looking alligator-skin design. Nick Ecker sees The Gator as a natural response to popular demand. “In the past few years, swamp culture has been more recognized and celebrated here in the U.S. When you have three or four different “gator hunting” shows on cable TV, there is definitely a niche for a gun like ours.”

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The Gator weighs 16 ounces and features a two-inch barrel, standard hammer and etched rubber grip. The .38 SPL Gator is on sale now.

About Charter Arms

Founded in 1964, Charter Arms manufactures a full line of revolvers made by professional, skilled American craftsmen in Shelton, CT, in the heart of New England’s “Gun Valley.” Strong, reliable and accurate, Charter Arms revolvers are consistently associated with personal protection and home defense. With unmatched customer service and a lifetime warranty, owning a Charter revolver is practically risk-free.

For more information, visit or call customer service at (203) 922-1652.

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