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Old 01-21-2010, 10:06 AM
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The reason most people can't shoot short barreled revolvers well is because they think they can't or because the closest they have come to shooting one was seeing one on TV.
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the one thing puzzling me is the claim the mfg will make longer replacement barrels available... while the long and short barrel versions don't look modular to me.

As far as shooting a snubby accurately, some people can't hit the broad side of a barn with a 5" barrel. To each their own. I have a no lock 642 S&W that I LOVE carrying. I've been able to consistently knock a beer can around at a dozen yards with it. The other day, I had 6 soda cans at 40 yards and it took the better part of a 15 rnd mag in my 228 to get them knocked down.

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Old 01-22-2010, 10:25 AM
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I can hit better with a snubby than I can with any plastic pistol.. it is mostly mindset and practice.
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saw the gun at SHOT...
interesting...really...kinda neat
interesting action..
the 6 in gun is kinda cool too...
in a short gun, would solve some of the barrel whip of the high power loads in the magnum...
It left me intrigued...
but then again, I liked the mateba just never bought one.. one of my clients has a couple.. very cool semi-auto revolvers...
the Rhino is double action and well.. interesting...
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The reason most people can't shoot short barreled revolvers well is because they think they can't or because the closest they have come to shooting one was seeing one on TV.
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and they are difficult to shoot...more of an experts gun... and experts can do really well
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Old 01-27-2010, 9:06 AM
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I am no expert but... we all played around with j frame snubbies and the, then new... charter arms teensy guns. We were young and hadn't had anyone tell us that the little guns were inaccurate.. we were shooting at 5 gallon buckets at about 100 yards and made fun of anyone who couldn't hit the thing.
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Does anybody have an idea on the expected price range? Are we talking fiat, or ferrarri here? If it is on par with a Glock, or S&W M&P, I'll buy one. If it is more than a decent AR with optics, forget it.
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says here about $800 for 2" model.
Little pricy for snub nose!


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even if its in the pricey side id still get it. the recoil for the snub firing a .357 isnt that much. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOIx5ustWEs
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I think that its a pretty darn cool little gun. People pay 700+ for a smith j frame with CTG's on them and this is a really cool new design that potentially could have a lot of the issues women have with small handguns figured out. Gotta love the innovators.
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I'm lovin how the 2" looks but i still got eyes for the 5" (like my profile avatar)
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as in don't move the freaking revolver when you press the trigger... lots of old guys are pretty good at that...
yeah, I agree.

I am new to snub revolvers but my SW 38 airweight with 1 7/8 inch barrel is very accurate even out to 20 yards.
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pretty slick!!!!

Thought you said "pretty SICK!" I was going to agree with you. Can you imagine trying to control a 357 with such a crappy grip and stubby barrel??
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Would get 2 myself.
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Holy crow I'm in love.
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so you guys think glocks are ugly but think that looks awesome?

ugly
Though I don't think Glocks are ugly, they leave very little to the imagination. I think these Rhinos are so "ugly" and unique looking that they become pretty awesome looking again... definitely a niche market.

I saw these things about a month ago and immediately became interested. Only things that'd really hold me back is that they don't have a proven track record for this gun specifically yet and thats pretty important to me in a firearm.. even moreso when I'm expecting the kind of durability/reliability of a revolver - also, the price is pretty steep. I'll give it a year or two if they ever make it CA legal before even getting excited about it.
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that looks badass!
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Old 07-29-2010, 8:47 AM
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I am one who knows glocks are ugly but think that gun doesn't look too bad. I bet it feels like a real gun in the hand instead of melted down tupperware too.

I think the idea of the gun is a good one. I have no idea if the execution is a good one. I would seriously be interested in a Ruger or Smith and Wesson version of the same idea.
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I KNOW RIGHT?! That exact 5" is what i'm getting if/when it becomes available to us here in cali.
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I'm not much of a revolver guy thanks to previous poor experiences, but this one has me intrigued. I'll be keeping my eyes open for one.
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Their website says that they plan on producing these in .40 s&w, and 9mm. The "weird" factor is going to sell a lot of these when they finally show in the U.S. market. I have my pre-order in for their Amy Winehouse commemorative model.
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I spoke to a person at the chiappa booth and handled all models, they said that they were designed by the guy who designed the Mateba, who has passed away now.
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Wow, where were you able to see them?


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Yeah, I've made up my mind. I want the snubbie for my house gun.

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Sure it looks unusual but so did a Glock in 1982. Frankly putting the barrel directly in line with the forearm looks like a good idea for better control under recoil.

Grant Cunningham just received one to review for Conceal Carry Magazine. I'm going to wait and see how well it shoots.
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rapid fire 125gr .357 factory loads
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Thats awesome. I really want one now. I just hope they have excellent make and durability. Originally I wanted a 6" in stainless.. but the more I look at em, the more attractive the black ones in 4" or smaller are becoming to me.
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There is a come-and-shoot-it release party for this revolver being done by a group in MA. http://thetruthaboutguns.com/2010/09...chiappa-rhino/
So, I emailed the pres. of the company that will be the U.S. distributor for these guns, and suggested that they sponsor similar events around the country. The one in California may have to be done at 1:30am, at a secret range, and participants will be only text messaged the exact location an hour before it happens.
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Is it just me, or does it look like the "barrel" is just a mounted extension on the built-in 2" nub? This would be an excellent idea so you could have a 6" for home/recreation and then just take it off for CCW. Someone find out for me.
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That video is impressive. Now I'm really intrigued.
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Is it just me, or does it look like the "barrel" is just a mounted extension on the built-in 2" nub? This would be an excellent idea so you could have a 6" for home/recreation and then just take it off for CCW. Someone find out for me.
I don't think thats the case for regular Joes like us. Maybe it was designed that way to make it cheaper to produce for the company.. sort or a modular design. I'm sure the barrel itself is permanent. Could be wrong. Just my guess since on the site, it only mentions them selling various sizes as is. A feature like removable barrels would be advertised the hell out of if their gun featured it.
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There is a come-and-shoot-it release party for this revolver being done by a group in MA. http://thetruthaboutguns.com/2010/09...chiappa-rhino/
So, I emailed the pres. of the company that will be the U.S. distributor for these guns, and suggested that they sponsor similar events around the country. The one in California may have to be done at 1:30am, at a secret range, and participants will be only text messaged the exact location an hour before it happens.
Hopefully closer to Orange County, haha. I'd totally be down for that.
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Am I the only one that thinks this thing is hideous?
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Am I the only one that thinks this thing is hideous?
And, some people think Amy Winehouse is the sexiest woman around. It'd be a boring world if we all agreed on everything.
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I like it!
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The barrel on my Mateba 357mag is a 4 inch and it can be removed from the frame by unscrewing the retaining nut that tensions it. You can also set the barrel cylinder gap this way. I wonder if the Rhino follows this design? I can vouch for the low bore line and it's effect on muzzle rise. It is very easy to shoot fast and accurately. It is a rather complicated mechanism which I have no desire to take apart and explore. Mine is ammo sensitive and needed a "wadcutter spring" (according to the gun designer) in order to function reliably using 38 special loads. It was a common enough problem that when I mentioned it at their booth at a SHOT show the guy just pulled one out of his pocket and said "This is what you need." He also warned that shooting magnum loads with this spring in the gun would cause battering right away.
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And, some people think Amy Winehouse is the sexiest woman around. It'd be a boring world if we all agreed on everything.
You mean that's a woman?

Jeez! I gotta get out more
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Have a lot of interest in this little guy in .357, 9mm and .40. 2.5" barrell would be cool. Anyone have an idea as to how/when it might be added to the roster?

On a related note, I love shooting my S&W 327 PC 2" 8/ shot. Total hoot and yes, I can hit the backside of the barn.
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Here's a range report, posted yesterday, over on the Keltec forum, by someone who actually had a chance to fire a Chiappa.

http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/Ya...m=1288708505/7


More over on The High Road forum;
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The more I look at it, the more I think I want two -- once for each hand.
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