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Chiappa Rhino

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by RB1951, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. RB1951

    RB1951

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    Has anyone seen or tried the Chiappa Rhino 357? I saw this on Guns America TV of the 2010 Shot Show
    <!-- m -->http://www.gunsamerica.com/video/player ... 17&vid=135<!-- m --> it's about 1:20 seconds into the video.
    Sounds really interesting and different. I was wondering if their claim that you can fire a 357 round and it feels like a 38 wadcutter is accurate? Definitely different looking.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. bac1023

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    I've seen it before.

    I actually like it, the full size that is.
     

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    I'm not a big revolver enthusiast, but this one's interesting enough to get me curious...The low bore design taming some recoil seems logical, but I'd love to try it out firsthand!
     
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    I think I'd have to shoot it first to know if I like it. The looks don't do it for me.
     
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    Cole125 Silver Member

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    I have seen those. Interesting design. IMO a full size .357 mag revolver does not have a lot of recoil, not hard to shoot accurately.

    I guess the Rhino has its place.
     
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    I think it looks pretty cool. Since my only revolver is a .38 S&W 642 DAO snubbie, I might consider the 6" one to fill both the "Larger Frame DA/SA Revolver" and "Weird as hell" vacancies in my gun collection.

    I'm leaning to the 6" one since it has the top rail, which I'm thinking is to let me put a scope on it (another thing I've never tried on a handgun).
    Anyone know how a scope mount might work that far forward on the barrel rather than over the cylinder?
    Pic of 6" model: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_abaJ0xbRju4/SxPCnJL_McI/AAAAAAAACGY/2oEtosvKruk/s1600/Rhino6pollici-1.jpg

    Edit: One thing I think would definitely enhance this design, is rather than leave the top part hollow and unused, they should have left a hole for sticking in a Lasermax-like laser really close to the bore.
     
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  7. glock2740

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    :rofl:The chia-pet rhino is horribly ugly to me. Come on BAC. Don't get one. It'll ruin your carpet. :rofl:
     
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  11. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    I think it's ugly, but I have a bunch of GLOCKs, so what do I know.
     
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    I think it's awesome and I want one of each. So there.
     
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    I think it's a fine looking gun. I might buy one when they come out, if I hear good things about the quality.

    I think a lot of the dislike comes from the fact that revolver guys, like 1911 guys, are frequently traditionalists. Can't recall how many apoplectic 1911 fanciers I've seen as a result of forward cocking serrations or the SIG 1911's squared-off slide.
     
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    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    Good point. I once asked about double-stack 1911s on here and was innundated with exclamations of "THOSE AREN'T 1911S!!!!" As if the pistols Les Baer, Wilson, STI, SVI, Kimber, etc, etc. produce aren't enormously different from the 'original' design. Funny what riles up 'traditionalists' sometimes.

    I probably think the Rhino is ugly because of its unusual appearance, but ugly is no reason not to buy/own/shoot something. As I alluded to earlier, GLOCKs are ugly and I own several of them. The perform the way I want them to, and that's more important.
     
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    Approximate pricing?
     
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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    I wouldn't mind having the 6" barreled version. I own a Glock, so I'm already in the Ugly Gun Club.
     
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    I wanna shoot one. I'm interested.
     
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    As a student of anatomy, biomechanics and guns, I think the Rhino is absolutely brilliant(I say this without having shot one) because of it's design. Going with the lowest bore axis possible, which is practically in line with the hand, should give the shooter exceptional recoil control. I'm not a revolver guy either.
     
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    I'd like to shoot one and see how the recoil is.

    It might be a good option for revolver class USPSA matches.