For more than half a century, Charter Arms has been a manufacturer of finely made revolvers.

It was founded in 1964 by Douglas McClennahan, who had a vision to produce quality handguns that were reliable and highly affordable. McClennahan’s idea was brought to fruition with the introduction of the Undercover, a small and lightweight steel-framed revolver. It had the fewest moving parts, and the proprietary hammer block system provided unparalleled protection against accidental discharge.

The Undercover proved to be a successful design and became the platform for many revolvers to come. Over the years, Charter Arms has held steadfast to its commitment to quality standards and affordability. Proud of their heritage and currently based in Shelton, Connecticut, Charter Arms is an American-owned company that produces 100% American made products from 100% American parts.


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