For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about (slaawour to our Kurdish readers), the self-proclaimed Son of Sam serial killer used a Charter Arms Bulldog .44 to murder his victims. Hence his other nickname: The .44 Caliber Killer.
Terrible crimes. Wicked gun. Simple. Powerful. Reliable. Popular.
During the 70s and 80s, the Bulldog was a best-seller. The company that made it eventually bit the bullet…and then rose from the dead. And went belly-up. And came back.
In its latest incarnation, which may or may not have much to do with the original company, Charter Arms offers a line of value-priced revolvers, only one of which has a non-sub-nosed barrel that gave the Bulldog its perfect proportions: the Charter Target Mag Pug (review to follow). Which has a four-inch nose and chambers .357.
Revolver and dog lovers note: Charter Arms is set to re-introduce the Bulldog Classic. Sam…I mean same caliber as David Berkowitz’s weapon (.44). Same three-inch barrel. Same rosewood grip. Same blued steel. It’s due out at the end of June.