Charter Arms Launches Pit Bull World’s First Rimless Revolver

Charter Arms Launches Pit Bull World’s First .40 Cal Rimless Revolver

Charter Arms Pit Bull Rimless Revolver
Charter Arms Pit Bull Rimless Revolver
Charter Arms
Charter Arms

Shelton, CT, –-( Charter Arms, manufacturer of American made affordable and reliable revolvers for forty-seven years, has released the world’s first .40 caliber Rimless Revolver.

Serious caliber enthusiasts will appreciate this model built on the same frame as the Charter Arms .44 Special.

The Pit Bull has a five shot; 2.3 inch barrel with a 416 stainless steel matte finish frame with Charters full rubber grip. With an overall length of 6 ¾ inches it weighs 20 ounces and has a fixed frame rear sight and a ramped front sight with a standard hammer. A DAO hammer is available upon request.

The Charter Arms .40 caliber provides a rimless cartridge extractor assembly and a method of use that solves a long felt need in the firearms industry. It provides a dual coil spring assembly located in the extractor to allow the insertion and retention of a .40 caliber cartridge in each chamber of the revolvers’ cylinder.

After firing, this unique system allows the shooter easy ejection of spent cartridges for immediate reloading. Charter Arms has taken the difficulty of rimless loading and ejection to the simplicity of the rimmed cartridge in the revolver industry.

Nick Ecker, president of Charter Arms, said, “The Pit Bull is the ideal revolver for law enforcement officers to use as their back up, because they can now carry a revolver that utilizes the same ammo as their sidearm. And for the .40 caliber enthusiast, it gives them the first revolver that shoots their ammo without utilizing moon clips.”

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.” Steeped rich in tradition with unmatched customer service, Charter Arms revolvers are consistently associated with personal protection because of their strength, reliability and accuracy. All Charter Arms revolvers are covered by a lifetime warranty.

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

  • 5 thoughts on “Charter Arms Launches Pit Bull World’s First Rimless Revolver

    1. I am looking to buy a NEW Charter Arms .40 Pitbull. Do you have one? What is the price? When can you get one?

      Thanks, Norm

    2. And I thought the Ruger Vaquero KBNV-404SW was the first revolver chambered in .40 S&W? These were made back in 2000-2001.

    3. I'm waiting on a 10mm version as well.

      I emailed Charter Arms about when/if a 10mm version would be made available. I'll post it here when/if they reply.

    4. Eric, The chambers won't be deep enough for the 10. The higher operating pressures would be a issue. It would be nice if the made a version for the 10. I like the idea of not having to use moon clips.

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