Unfortunately (IMHO), Charter Arms stopped producing their 6 shot 9mm snub nosed revolvers and replaced it with the current 5 shot version. CA customer service advised me that this was done because of some problem(s) that are unclear to me.I have the Charter Arms 9mm Pitbull and like it...
Some people complain about the moon clips but I've never had a problem with them when carrying my 455. I wouldn't carry the gun without moon clips though unless you want to poke the spent cases out with a stick or pry them out with your fingernail.
I don't know how the 905 headspaces. I'm assuming the moonclips space the cartridge, but even so, the chambers on most 9mm revolvers need an extra machining operation to accommodate the case. For most 9mm revolvers the case head sits against a ledge and the chamber forward of that is something like .356"I would like to get a 9mm revolver, for the same reason that PNWg2Dude stated: caliber consolidation.
Unfortunately, a 9mm revolver is SUBSTANTIALLY more expensive than a 38 Special.
Why?.....I don't know!
I like weird guns (I just bought a Chiappa Rhino 200DS, for example). I am intrigued by your Alfa Proj. Would you mind sharing where/how you obtained it, and provide thoughts on how it shoots? Thank you!I love 9mm revolvers and I have a few.
I own a Charter Arms 9mm PITBULL - (the original 6 chamber model), a S&W 929, the Alfa Proj 9231, and the Ruger LCR in 9mm.
I got a chance to handle the LCR, Charter Arms 9mm PITBULL, and the Taurus 905 side by side by side. There was no doubt that the Ruger LCR had the best DA trigger of the three guns, the Taurus 905 had the worst DA trigger of the 3 guns, the Charter Arms was obviously in the middle.
I've had my 9mm PITBULL for a number of years and the trigger has smoothed out some but its still not as good as the LCR right out of the box. The Charter Arms DA trigger is also not as nice as the Alfa Proj or the S&W 929.
I would like to get the Taurus 905 but I would only get the stainless. I know if I purchased the new blued version of the gun I'd be unhappy with how the finish will fail to hold up. I also can't get past the price tag. The cheapest I've seen is $360.00 While that is cheaper than the Rugers, I just can't purchase the 905 for that. I'd rather put that $360 toward the SP101, which I know I'll enjoy shooting a lot more than shooting the 905.