Charter Arms is rolling out several new revolvers for the new year. One is an addition to the Pathfinder line, while the second is a new model in the Undercover Lite family.
Pathfinder Lite #52270
The new Pathfinder Lite model 52270 is a 6 shot revolver chambered for the .22 LR cartridge. It has an aluminum frame, 2″ barrel and exposed hammer. This model has a fixed ramp front sight and a notch rear sight that is built into the top strap. It uses the full-size rubber grips that Charter often uses on its guns. The ejector rod is protected by a full-length shroud under the barrel.
Due to the length of the barrel and use of fixed sights, it is my assumption that this gun is designed for concealment. For anyone with diminished hand strength, a .22 LR can be a credible choice if larger calibers produce too much recoil. However, the same person may have difficulties in pulling the double action trigger. Cocking the hammer for a single action pull would get around that problem, though it does introduce other issues that would need to be addressed in training.
Undercover Lite #25387
The #25387, also known as the Chameleon, is a 12-ounce wheelgun that offers 5 rounds of .38 Special with a 2″ barrel. Like the Pathfinder above, this gun has fixed sights and the full-size grip along with the full-length shroud.
What sets this gun apart from the other Undercover Lite revolvers is the finish. The color is called Stingray, and it is a two-part Cerakote process.