May 13, 2008

Charter Arms 327 Fed. Mag. Snubnose Revolver Debuts at NRA Annual Meeting

Like its revolutionary 327 cubic-inch Chevrolet hot motor model namesake introduced in 1962 the .327 Federal Magnum round is a real hotrod too. Charter Arms new Patriot is the industry's first snubnose revolver chambered for this potent round.

Designed for legal conceal-carry, Charter Arms Patriot features 6-shot capacity and a 2.2-inch barrel, slick target front ramp and groove channel fixed sights.

The second variation comes with a 4-inch barrel, target ramp sight and adjustable rear sights, and it too is chambered for 6-rounds.

"We feel the .327 Federal Magnum is an excellent self defense round, and the light weight and low price point coupled with our first 2,000 production promotion program makes a very attractive purchase," said Charles Brown of MKS Supply, marketer of Charter Firearms.

Federal's 85-grain low recoil Hydra-Shok round should yield about 1250-1280 fps from the 2.2-inch-barrel Patriot.

The all steel 2.2-inch Patriot weighs in at 22.5-ounces. Price for the 2.2-inch model No. 73270 is $425.

Comments (9)

I picked up the taurus 327 SS snub recoil is noticable, but i found that fed american eagle had cratered primers. Is this round too hot???

Posted by: kells | May 11, 2011 12:27 PM    Report this comment

I've told my dealer to get me a 4" model - can't wait. I have an Undercover .38 SPL which works flawlessly.

Posted by: chuckr | May 29, 2008 6:21 PM    Report this comment

A light-weight version in aluminum or even better, titanium would be nice.

Posted by: DrPhil1 | May 23, 2008 8:24 PM    Report this comment


Posted by: JOHN | May 20, 2008 11:32 AM    Report this comment

Looking forward to full test reports on this new entry.

Posted by: Jerry Richards | May 16, 2008 11:56 AM    Report this comment

The last report that Gun Test did on a Charter wasn't very complimentary.

Posted by: gibs505 | May 15, 2008 10:38 PM    Report this comment

Have they made it to retail shops in Georgia yet, or waiting for official debut?

Posted by: trainman45 | May 15, 2008 5:55 PM    Report this comment

Hope they make it in what they call hammerless. Sure are good no holster pants pocket guns with double-action hammerless design.

Posted by: ljones | May 15, 2008 3:53 PM    Report this comment

Glad to see Charter enter the market with the .327. The Charters I own do exactly what they claim to do - that's all one could ask.

Posted by: Ken J | May 15, 2008 2:49 PM    Report this comment

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