Wheelgun Wednesday: Charter Arms Professional IV .32 H&R Mag 7-Shot

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

The journey forges on! For this week on Wheelgun Wednesday, we are attacking another revolver out of the Professional Series. We are going on Week #4 of our side quest which logically brings us to the Charter Arms Professional IV in .32 H&R Magnum. This Professional is a bit different from others that we have previously covered in its aesthetic, form, and function. What we shall quest for today is if this .32 H&R Magnum – the Professional IV – is better than the other that kicked off this series – “The Professional” aka “The Professional I (One)” aka “Professional.” Like an undercover spy, let’s sneak our way through the makings of this revolver so you can hopefully make that decision for yourself.

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Charter Arms Professional IV .32 H&R Magnum

The Charter Arms Professional IV in .32 H&R Magnum is like the other Professionals that have come before it in that… it is like the others in many ways yet unique enough to be its own model. The weight, general dimensions, build quality, and overall function are just like the other wheelguns from the Professional Series. The Professional IV is a bit “louder” with its bright, Matte Stainless and Anodized finishes though. The full listing of specs that we could gather are listed below:

  • SKU: CH73230 | UPC: 678958732306
  • Family: The Professional Series
  • Model: Professional IV
  • Action: Double-Action (DA) | Single Action (SA)
  • Cartridge: .32 H&R Magnum
  • Finish: Matte Stainless Steel
  • Frame: Anodized Aluminum on 7075 Aircraft Aluminum
  • Grips: Walnut Contoured, Finger-Grooved Grip
  • Barrel: 3″ Matte Stainless Steel, Full Underlug
  • Overall Length: 7 13/16″ (7.8125″)
  • Cylinder: 7 Rounds | Matte Stainless Steel
  • Sights: Green LitePipe™ Fiber Optic Front & Integral Grooved Notch Rear
  • Hammer: Standard, Exposed
  • Weight: 22 Oz.
Charter Arms Professional IV .32 H&R Magnum - MSRP $505.40

The Charter Arms Professional IV also comes with a Lockable Plastic Case, Owner’s Manual, and a Trigger Lock (pretty standard for most firearms nowadays). The current MSRP for the Charter Arms Professional IV is set at $505.40 (an oddly specific number they came up with for the MSRP, but whatever).

WHAT’S unique about #4?… Charter Arms Professional IV .32 H&R Magnum

The most noticeable difference about the Professional IV versus the ones that have come before it is the absence of their patented Applied Black Nitride+™ Finish. This is the first revolver from the Professional Series utilizing Stainless and Anodized finishes. The barrel and cylinder are constructed from Stainless Steel metal and carry a Matte finish. The frame sports an Anodized Aluminum finish on a 7075 Aircraft Aluminum frame material.

How is this Professional like the others?… Charter Arms Professional IV .32 H&R Magnum

So, where are we seeing some overlap?… This revolver has the Charter Arms Walnut Contoured, Finger-Grooved Grip which is not only attractive in its appearance, but also highly functional in establishing a good grip on a snub-nose revolver. You also have a set of Green LitePipe™ Fiber Optic front sights paired with an Integral Grooved Notch rear sight. Other similarities are the Standard, Exposed Hammer and the weight being reported as 22 ounces.

Closing Thoughts – Charter Arms Professional IV .32 H&R Magnum

Once again, I will make the same remark I have been making for 4 weeks straight, and it is that I wish Charter Arms advertised these revolvers more. It would be nice if Charter Arms had more photos, specs, or details available to us, but this is all that we have at the moment. Like I have stated in prior Wheelgun Wednesdays, I consider myself to be pretty in tune with the revolver market and I had no clue these Professional Series revolvers existed until roughly 6 weeks ago. Some lifestyle photos and more in-depth, nitty-gritty specs would be wonderful! Like what kind of ballistics do varying bullets have out of this barrel? How does it compare to the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?! (That’s a “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” reference for you young kids, go watch that movie).

In the coming weeks, we will slowly walk our way down the line of all 6 of Charter Arms’ Professional revolvers so you can see how this unadvertised lineup stacks up to some of the big dogs in the industry or other favorites you might already own. Between all 6 of The Professional revolvers that Charter Arms is crafting, you have the option of a .32 H&R Magnum or .357 Magnum for cartridge offerings. Both of these are stout rounds for defense depending on if you want to go big or small. Until we meet again next week, what do you think? Does this “Professional” series look interesting to you? Enough so that you’d be willing to purchase and carry one? As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

Charter Arms Professional IV .32 H&R Magnum - MSRP $505.40
Adam Scepaniak
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  • El Duderino El Duderino on Mar 28, 2024

    S&W jumping back on the .32 H&R bandwagon might help give Charter Arms a boost. Otherwise it's an odd choice. All the gun nerds want a .327. And barrel lengths of 4"+ work pretty well.

    I don't understand why everyone pines for a snubnose in .327 Mag. It's not a good snub round for the same reasons .357 Mag isn't. You get a little more velocity for A LOT more flash, noise, recoil, and mechanical wear. .32 H&R is pretty decent and you get .38 Special ballistics in a smaller envelope...kind of a revolver precursor to the .30 Super Carry.

  • Jake rogers Jake rogers on Mar 28, 2024

    I love mine, very handy as a kit gun or pest control gun. I added the bulldog grips to mine