Charter Arms Professional
(Photo by Charter Arms)

Charter Arms has long built excellent revolvers for the shooting public. Now, the company has come out with what it calls a “true fighting handgun” with input from self-defense and concealed-carry experts. And while many features are well known to gun owners, the company has brought out something quite different with the Charter Arms Professional.

To start, the company stayed completely away from polymer. In fact, the gun contains only steel and wood. Charter makes the frame, cylinder and barrel from stainless steel, and this revolver sports contoured walnut grips. And while this isn’t completely unusual, it is different today, as many guns contain at least some polymer. The company also added an additional round — two rounds compared to some — bringing out a seven-shot revolver. One or two rounds might not make much of a difference, but its possible.

The Professional comes with a 3-inch barrel with full lug, and Charter coated all metal surfaces with a Blacknitride+ process, which it touts as indestructible. It also features a Green LitePipe front sight for quick target acquisition.

However, most interestingly, the company chambered the gun in .32 H&R Magnum. This is quite a bit lower than what many would consider for self defense, but the company is standing by its choice.

“The .32 H&R Magnum caliber has always been an underrated caliber that’s ideal for concealed carry and well-suited for the range,” said Charter Arms President Nick Ecker in a statement.

Charter will unveil the Professional at the 2019 Concealed Carry Expo on May 17-19 in Pittsburgh. Until then, we’ll just have to let our imaginations consider the possibilities.

Charter Arms Professional

  • Capacity: 7 rounds
  • Caliber: .32 H&R Magnum
  • Finish: Blacknitride+™
  • Weight: 22 ounces, unloaded
  • Barrel: 3 inches
  • Length: 7 13/16 inches
  • Front Sight: Green LitePipe
  • Grips: Contoured Walnut
  • MSRP: $438

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