Charter Arms On Duty Revolver

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The new Charter Arms “On Duty” revolver is a double action .38 Special snub-nosed revolver designed for concealed carry. It has a low profile, partly concealed, hammer that allows it to be used in single action but is also less likely to be snagged on clothing.

It features:

* Lifetime warrantee
* Exclusive eight-groove gas sealing barrel,
* Exclusive three-point cylinder lock up, no screw side plates,
* Hammer block safety system
* Charter’s fastest factory revolver-lock time.


Cartridge: .38 Special + P
Barrel length: 2″ stainless steel
Frame: 7075 aluminum alloy
Capacity: 5 round
Weight: 12 ounces

The MSRP is $400.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Brian Brian on Oct 29, 2012

    I shot a charter arms on duty today. At 15 yards we could put one of 5 rounds in a 3" bulls eye and the other 4 were all close. This 2" barrel gun was very impressive.

  • Hal Hal on Apr 30, 2014

    What's the best round to fire in a charter arms 38 snub made in 1985, I know they can't handle +p, what grain should I use?