Charter Arms Off Duty .38 Special Revolver Stainless

FC-678958538113 Charter Arms 53811
Charter Arms Off Duty .38 Special Revolver Stainless
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Brand: Charter Arms 
MFR #: 53811 
UPC: 678958538113 
Item #: FC-678958538113 
Model 53811 
Action Double 
Caliber 38 Special 
Barrel Length 2" 
Frame Finish Stainless 
UPC 678958538113 
SKU 10-0276213 
Ships Typically ships within 1 to 2 business days when a valid FFL is received 
Typically ships within 5 to 7 business days when a valid FFL is received
  • All firearm sales are final. NO RETURNS.
  • Return to manufacturer for warranty service.
  • Actual buyer must pickup from FFL dealer who will conduct the background check. Learn more
  • Firearm transfer must be the actual transferee/buyer. Click here to see BATFE form "Transaction Record Part 1".
  • Firearms are only available for purchase online.

A $15.99 handling fee will be charged per order. No additional charge for multiple firearms on an order.


Snag Free Enclosed Hammer .38 Special Revolver That's Perfect for Carrying

When you need personal protection, choose Charter Arms as your next concealment firearm. The Off Duty series revolvers provide 5 rounds of powerful .38 Special stopping power with a snag free enclosed hammer. Weighing in at only 12 ounces, this pistol is easy to carry and easy to deploy in an emergency. The revolvers are constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum and steel offering light weight, peace of mind, and reliability. With its 2" barrel and fixed sights, it's built to be concealable with no snags or discomfort. Know you are protected without it weighing you down by carrying a Charter Arms Off Duty revolver.

Charter Arms Off Duty Specifications and Features

  • Charter Arms Item Number: 53811
  • Double Action Only (DAO) Revolver
  • Caliber: .38 Special
  • 2" Barrel
  • 5 Round Cylinder
  • Snag-Free Design
  • 7075 Aluminum Frame
  • Rubber Combat Grip
  • Enclosed Hammer
  • Fixed Sights
  • Weight: 12 oz
  • Full Size Black Grip
  • Stainless Finish

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Completing the Transaction

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