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Oh boy, oh boy, Oh Rhino!

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by racer88, Dec 25, 2011.


  1. racer88

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    Big surprise for me today. Wifey pays attention to the things I drool over. It turns out Chiappa Rhinos are as rare as the African animal around here.

    Got the two-inch version. This revolver is just way cool (and so different). That's why I like it. It fits in with my other "unconventional design" guns (like my FNHs). I like guns that are different, and this one fits the bill perfectly. Can't wait to go try it out. Word is that the felt recoil is significantly lower due to the low bore axis (shoots out of the bottom of the cylinder). The grips are rubber and feel very comfortable.

    Now, I know some think this thing is "butt ugly." But, arguably Glocks are "ugly," too. I find beauty in functionality. And, like Glocks, I think the Rhino is very much a "form follows function" design. And, I just love that.

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    That HAS to be the FUGLIEST firearm ever manufactured!
    I dearly want to shoot one,.......congratulations on the acquisition!

    Merry Christmas!
     
  4. pesticidal

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    I just brought in a 200D for resale, doesn't have the "hammer" for concealment. I haven't decided whether to put it on the shelf to sell or keep it for myself....
     
  5. racer88

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    LOL! I won't disagree (about the esthetics). LOL! Think of it like a bulldog... so ugly you just wanna love it. ;)
     
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    Congrats!! It is a strange looking apparatus, but reportedly works really well. I would love to shoot one!
     
  8. racer88

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    They certainly make it sound different! let me know how she shoots, i've thought about the D model myself....seriously thought, it's so ugly it's beautiful!
     
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    Congratulations!
    I love 357s, just got a S&W 640-1 recently myself.
    I was married, twice, and my girls never got my a gun - LOL!

    Actually I think I know why...

    Merry Xmas my friend.
    Oh, BTW, it seems like 357 Magnums never got the love of these
    new high tech, bonded, SD bullets as much as the autos.

    I'm running Winchester PDX1 Bonded Defenders in my snubbie.
    Low flash, Low recoil and Talon like bullets - Oh My...
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  12. racer88

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    A couple more shots to highlight the unique flat-sided cylinder.

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    Congratulations! Let us know how it shoots and carry's.

    It's kind of reminiscent of the Mateba.

    How wide is it? It doesn't look any wider at the cylinder than a 5 shot J-frame.

    Regards,
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  14. racer88

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    Apparently, designed by the same guy as the Mateba (or inspired by it, I forget).

    I googled it and found that it has a width of 1.4".
     
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    Sure Looks different. Give us a range report and your impressions of it after you get a chance to shoot it. Congrats!
     
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    I read a range report somewhere that said it had a pretty stout double action trigger pull. What do you think of the trigger pull on yours?

    I see it has a pinned front sight. I wish S&W would do that with all their revolvers.

    Regards,
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  17. racer88

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    Double action is reportedly 10 - 12 lbs. Yeah, it feels "heavy," especially compared to a Glock. But, my wife's 642 Airweight is just as heavy. Fairly typical for revolvers. But, with some practice, I think I could stage it for more precise shooting.

    In single action mode, it's SWEET. Very crisp.

    I really like the neoprene grip. Very comfortable. Looking forward to seeing how it all feels at the range. I'm guessing the range will be crazy-busy tomorrow. May wait a few days.
     
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    Congratulations! Regarding the trigger pull. Local shop did a trigger weight test on my request on the 5" model. DA is a hair over 8lbs and SA is 4lbs. Not that bad actually.
     
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    "Say hello to my little friend." :)

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