CHARTER ARMS’ Patriot .327 Fed. Mag. snub nose revolver

Like its revolutionary 327 cubic-inch Chevrolet hot motor model namesake…

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 snub nose 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.
* Full rubber grips
* Reduced recoil impulse (20-25 percent less than the .357 Magnum)
* 22.5-ounce weight
* 6-shot capacity and a 4-inch barrel
* Target ramp sight
* Adjustable rear sights
* Full rubber grips
* 25-ounces weight

Charter Arms Patriot 2.2-inch barrel conceal carry model is ideal for self defense with Federal’s 85-grain low recoil Hydra-Shok round which, based on Factory ammo. specs. for a 31/2 inch bbl. should yield about 1250-1280 fps from the 2.2 Patriot. The Charter Arms Patriot will safely chamber and fire the .32 H & R Magnum round as well as others in the .32 center fire family.

Built on Charter Arm’s robust and popular .44 Special Bulldog frame the Patriot’s 8-groove barrel (unique to Charter Arms) makes for accurate target shooting and improved pressure holding lower resistance bullet deforming velocities over conventional 4- and 6-groove barrels.

MSRP: 2.2-inch model $425.00, 4-inch model with adjustable sights is also only $425.00 MSRP.

While supplies last, the first 2000 Charter Arms Patriots are also shipped (no extra cost) with a matching, clip mount Kershaw Scallion 21/4 inch 420 HC stainless-steel blade, grey anodized aluminum handle folding knife with Charter .327 engraved into the handle. Price of a like Kershaw knife is $49.95.

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  • Eric D.

    I bought a Charter Arms Patriot and a S&W Model 632, both in .327 Fed. Mag., The 632 worked fine, great accuracy. The Patriot did not survive. I bought them for personal protection, one for me, one for the wife. Good thing we went to the range first. The Patriot would not extract the rounds and the cyclinder blew up, and could not close. I will never own another Charter Arms again. Now I know why the 632 is twice the price. You get what you pay for. Maybe that’s why Charter Arms quit making the Patriot.

  • John

    The .327 is longer than the .32 smith and Wesson long. That’s why it can chamber them both, just like the .357 and .38 special. Maybe you should pay attention to the article that you are commenting on before you say something that makes you sound stupid.

  • Michael

    “Danny Says:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    I don’t think so. The S&W .32s are decent guns, but they’re not designed to withstand the .327 magnum’s power”

    Are you nuts? It’s built on the Bulldog fram. Charter arms builds snubbies in .357 magnum for Petes sake. Inform yourself before posting crap. I currently own the Ruger SP101 in .327 Federal and love it. I am currently looking at the Charters Arms, also in .327 Federal.

  • Mark


    I’ve heard of conversions, but CUP pressures in the .327 are more than double of the .32 H&R (45,000 psi vs 21,000 psi).

    I rate the ‘pucker-factor’ too high to be an enjoyable shoot.

  • Dennis

    The 327 is to long to chamber in any 32 or 32 Meg.

  • Dale

    Hmmm. I just purchased the Charter Arms Patriot 327 a couple weeks ago. I’m generally not a revolver enthusist…although I’ve had a Colt Diamondback 22 and a Colt Python 357. I currently have a Ruger GP100 in 357 and, now, the Charter Arms 327.

    I’ll admit the Charter Arms is not as smooth functioning as the Colts or even the Ruger but, I find it to be completely serviceable.

    I expect after some shooting and deligent cleaning and oiling, the action will smooth out some.

  • Bert Hammer

    Bought myself a Charter Arms Patriot for Xmas. Haven’t fired it yet but it’s obvious Charter Arms did a very sloppy job of machining. The cylinder does not move smoothly in double action neither does the trigger move smoothly in single action. Very jerky action when pulling the trigger. The shell ejection is also very rough. In my opinion, the Charter Arms Patriot is very cheaply made.

  • Dino

    I can see the .327 Magnum being a great gun for a home defense weapon as the .32 rounds will be easy for women to practice with, and load it up with Speer Gold Dots for near .357 Magnum capability. From the reviews I have read, those that have tried out the new Ruger have loved it. Hope the Charter Arms reviews will be as positive.

  • Danny

    I don’t think so. The S&W .32s are decent guns, but they’re not designed to withstand the .327 magnum’s power. You can probably get away with using .327s a few times but, to be safe, you will still end up using .32 H&R ammo. Maybe you can trade your gun at your local shop for a Charter Arms Patriot or even a Ruger SP101 .327 magnum.

  • Ross

    Have an S&W in .32 HR magnum. I wonder if it can be safely converted to .327. Let me know if you know.