Charter Arms has been building handy, compact
revolvers for decades now, and is continuing to offer new
variations on their basic, five-shot
small frame Undercover revolver. Very popular these days is
the Undercover Lite series from Charter. The Lite series
revolvers use a lightweight aluminum alloy frame, offering a
revolver better suited for concealed carry than Charter’s
all-stainless revolvers. Charter offers many variations of the
finish color on these frames. One of their most popular is the Pink
Lady, but there are many other colors available as well.
This latest revolver is here just in time to
celebrate two major events. The first is that in a couple of
days, we in the United States celebrate our Independence Day,
commemorating our liberty that was won with the blood of our
citizens and the blessings of God more than 230 years ago.
The second, and much more recent event was
the decision by the US Supreme Court just a couple of days ago,
affirming our God-given right that the Second Amendment to our
Constitution guarantees the right to keep and bear arms applies
to every citizen of the United States, just as do the other
rights listed in our Bill of Rights. This is known by the
citizens of the US, but many in our country have for too long
had that right violated by arrogant, self-serving politicians in
many sections of our nation.
To celebrate these events, Charter Arms is
offering the Liberty model revolver, finished with a mottled red
and blue on a silver background. The process of applying this
finish assures that no two revolvers will be alike, with the
pattern being a random application of the finish colors to the
Shooting the Liberty was uneventful; that is,
there were no malfunctions of any kind, as expected. The Liberty
weighs in at 13.6 ounces on my scale, making it pretty light,
but the size and shape of the synthetic rubber grip makes it
very easy to control and comfortable to shoot. The double action
pull is smooth, measuring eight and three-quarters pounds on my
Lyman digital scale. The single action pull releases crisply at
just barely over four pounds pressure, with just a slight amount
of travel before releasing. The barrel/cylinder gap on the
sample revolver measures six one-thousandths (.006) of an inch,
but there was no spitting of powder residue out the gap back at
the shooter at all. The Liberty Charter was a very enjoyable
revolver to shoot, and using 158 grain 38 Special ammunition,
the sights were right on target for me. The Liberty can use any
and all 38 Special loads, including Plus P rated ammunition.
I packed the little Liberty Charter around in
a beautiful Richard Gittlein carved holster that I got from Simply
Rugged Leather. Richard does an excellent job, and is a true
craftsman, making each holster by hand in Alaska. It carries the
revolver comfortably on the hip.
I have covered the Charter 38 revolvers here
before, so there is no need to re-plow that same ground with
details, but this Liberty Charter Undercover Lite, like all
Charter Arms revolvers that I have fired, is a reliable,
affordable weapon, and would serve well for self defense. The
red and blue colors may not appeal to everyone, but at this time
of year, as we celebrate our independence, liberty, and way of
life in the United States, the Liberty is certainly appropriate,
and would be easy to pick out in a pile of ordinary weapons. As
are all Charter Arms revolvers, the Liberty is made in the USA.
Check out the entire line of Charter Arms
revolvers online at www.charterfirearms.com.
For the location of a Charter Arms dealer
near you, click on the DEALER FINDER at www.lipseys.com.
To order the Liberty revolver online, go to www.galleryofguns.com.