Charter Arms Bulldog

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Charter Arms Bulldog Police Issue - .38 Special (also available in .357 Magnum and .44 Special)
Charter Arms Bulldog - .44 Special
Charter Arms Bulldog Pug Stainless Steel - .44 Special (current manufacture)

The Charter Arms Bulldog was a no frills, inexpensive revolver first sold in 1973. The Bulldog was relatively lightweight and compact, which made it popular as a backup revolver. Police detectives in the 1970s and 80s used it in waist and ankle holsters, and it was designed to fire the more powerful .44 Special and .357 Magnum rounds. The .44 Special Bulldog revolver gained notoriety after it was used by Son of Sam serial killer David Berkowitz in his murder spree.

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Charter Arms Bulldog

Specifications

(1973 - present)

Type: Revolver

Barrel Lengths: 2.2 in (55.9 mm), 2.5 in (63.5 mm), 3 in (76.2 mm), or 4.2 in (106.7 mm)

Caliber: .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .44 Special

Capacity: 5 or 6-round cylinder

Fire Modes: Double-Action/Single-Action revolver


The Charter Arms Bulldog and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Blade Runner Harrison Ford Rick Deckard Used as a part of the LAPD 2019 Blaster 1982
Manhunter William Petersen Will Graham .44 Special 1986
Above the Law Daniel Faraldo Tony Salvano 1988
State of Grace Gary Oldman Jackie 1990
China O'Brien II Frank Magner Frank Atkins Early model 1990
China O'Brien II Cynthia Rothrock China O'Brien Early model 1990
Trouble Bound Michael Madsen Harry Talbot Charter Arms Pug 1993
Trouble Bound Patricia Arquette Kit Califano Charter Arms Pug 1993
Bad Boys A carjacker 1995
Virtuosity Kelly Lynch Madison Carter 1995
Summer of Sam Michael Badalucco David Berkowitz Historically the weapon Berkowitz used 1999
The Keeper Steven Seagal Roland Sallinger Charter Arms Pug 2009
Burning Bright Briana Evigan Kelly Taylor 2010
Seven Psychopaths Long Nguyen The Vietnamese Priest .44 Special 2012
Killing Them Softly Ben Mendelsohn Russell 2012

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Hunter - Season 4 Gilbert De la Pena Chico Gomez "Renegade" 1987-1988



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