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White Rhino captured

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by cal45, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. cal45

    cal45

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    Well, thanks to fellow members fine reports (Racer88 & Janice6) on the Chiappa Rhino revolver, my desire to own when of these dramatically increased.

    I managed to get the 2 inch snub the company calls the White Rhino. I believe it is brushed nickel finished as opposed to stainless steel. Not fired this yet but I do like the way it sits in the hand.

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    Attached a few pics with my S&W 642 for a size comparison.

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  2. Stover918

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    Does your 642 have a force cone cut? Where the barrel starts just passed the cylinder. Kick ass rhino!! Thanks!!

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  3. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I've got a classic P220 with factory nickel plated slide and controls.
    It's 13+ years old and Looks great.

    You're going to love your new gun - for a very long time:

    13 year old nickel plating - LOL!
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  4. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    We got to ya, did we? Congrats on the White Rhino! I love the way it looks in the nickel finish. I'm jonesing for a 5 or 6 inch framed White Rhino!

    Please post your impressions after firing it at the range! For fun, fire the airweight. Then fire the Rhino (with the same ammo). Huge difference, IMO.
     
  5. goldenlight

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    It looks VERY large compared to the 642, which makes for a more difficult to conceal revolver.

    I STILL want to shoot one.

    And while I agree they ARE ugly, they are ugly in a neat sort of way.
     
  6. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

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    VERY nice. I have been tempted to get one myself - with the 4" barrel
     
  7. staplebox

    staplebox Trudging along

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    I initially thought it looked large by comparison but then it seemed that it is the same length and just a bit taller in the grip. It definitely looks beefier though. I'll have to look it up.

    I think I have to have one of these. If I find one to hold I'll probably end up buying it. I've read that they will be releasing one in .40, which is cool, but since it is already sort of a novelty I would be more interested in 10 mm or even .454. That would put the flip/recoil reduction to good use.
     
  8. cal45

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    Yes, it's your fault. ;)

    Just now back from the range after firing a quick box of 50 357mag through it. I have to say that the only comparison I can make is a 340 PD I had a few years back ( I sold my 642 since I bought the Rhino). After 10 357mag rounds in the 340, I had a blister at the front of my trigger finger from it slapping the trigger guard after each round. The Rhino, I had no such harsh experience. It is a very controllable shooting revolver with full mag rounds. The rubber grip works very well and I like how it fits my hand. One can fire full mag rounds through this revolver all day at the range without any damage to your shooting hand. The gun tends to push back into your hand as opposed to flipping skywards. For me, it took me some time to sight this in as my first rounds shot high left - but I'm guessing that was me and not the gun. I did manage to get my shots down and center by the time I was done. All my shots fired were from the DA mode, I chose not to cock and fire from a SA mode as I plan this to be a self defense weapon and I will not be using the SA mode.

    I like this gun and it cycled perfectly and will use this as my CCW. It is bigger than a J Frame but not by a lot. I doubt I would be able to pocket carry the Rhino but I never used that method for my 642. So IWB it is with a great IWB holster I purchased via the Chiappa online store. http://store.chiappafirearms.com/accessories/modern/suede-leather-holster-for-2-rhino.html
     
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  9. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    I held a 340 PD at a gun shop... couldn't believe how light it was. Heard it was truly brutal to fire .357.

    I posted on my thread about my range session on Thursday, when I fired .357 through the Rhino snubbie. I agree... could go pretty much all day. Definitely a bit more recoil than .38, and a bigger boom and fire ball. But, very manageable. My G27 stings more than the Rhino + .357.
     
  10. cal45

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    Yes, brutal is an excellent narrative describing firing .357 mag rounds through a 340. If I didn't experience it myself I would not believe how well the Rhino handles .357, but it does and the rubber horn grip and lower barrel access does a lot to absorb any punishment to your hand.
     
  11. solconviction

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    I know this is old but wanted to share ImageUploadedByOHubCampfire1342103996.566795.jpg


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  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I've played with a couple of Rhinos and I am definitely intrigued...except for the $800+ price tag.
     
  13. itstime

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    Oh that price tag. It puts it in the range of other guns I also want so it's so hard to pull the trigger on having a "unique" piece.
     
  14. Bilbo Bagins

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    A 10mm Rhino with the ability to also shoot .40S&W would be real interesting.

    The side by side pick with the 642 is a real eye opener. I assumed the Rhino would be much bigger.
     
  15. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I love weird looking guns like that, glad to hear it is a nice shooter...it's a gamechanger on the whole bore axis complaint with revolvers.
     
  16. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  17. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    Ohh heck yea, so would I say under $600, looking at a Ruger sp101 and a Rhino and seeing only a $100 difference in price I might splurge for a Rhino.

    However +$800 is way too rich for my blood.
     
  18. solconviction

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    I do agree the $ is a bit steep but the design really is a game changer in revolver shooting which justifies my purchase..it really is a pleasure to shoot and gives me great confidence with my so-so shooting ability.


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