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Old 11-04-2010, 10:13 AM
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Revolver smith Grant Cunningham has a series of blog posts on the Rhino's internals.

http://grantcunningham.com/blog_file....revolver.html
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Revolver smith Grant Cunningham has a series of blog posts on the Rhino's internals.

http://grantcunningham.com/blog_file....revolver.html
Wow, thats really neat, thanks for the post.
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Another page with a little better pictures of the interchangeable barrel.

http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2...ino-revolvers/

It doesn't look to me like the snub is interchangeable like the 4", 5", or 6"

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So when do we get this beauty?


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Old 11-18-2010, 9:23 PM
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I dont honestly understand the point of this/this type of gun 2 1/2" barrel larger caliber... cant hit the broadside of a face/head/barn gun
Really, I find snub nose revolvers to be very accurate, they just kick a bit. Which is why this concept has merit.
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Old 11-18-2010, 9:37 PM
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To tell you the truth, I would buy that if it ever became california legal
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personally, I think its ugly.
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I want the special edition DAO. Real wood grips and comes with a holster.

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If it comes down to the "zombies" eating me, or me using this gun, I'll take my chances as an undead.
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If it comes down to the "zombies" eating me, or me using this gun, I'll take my chances as an undead.
I don't base guns soley on the factor. If I need it and it works, it'll get used.
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Old 11-19-2010, 6:10 AM
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So if you pull back on the "hammer" and it goes back to where it was (but cocking the real, unseen hammer) for single action, how do you lower the hammer safely? Is there a decocker or something?
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so you guys think glocks are ugly but think that looks awesome?

ugly
You're half right. I think both are fugly as all get out. With that said I would own either or both in a heart beat.
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Old 11-19-2010, 7:03 AM
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they both fire fom the 6'0clock chamber,

was the Mateba an automatic revolver?
It's DA/SA. Pretty fine weapon. Tried one out from a member in .357. Feels like a compensated race gun but with a heavier 4-5 pound trigger.
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Mateba is ugly to my eye
but the 2" Rhino looks nice
I would buy one in a heartbeat
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Old 11-19-2010, 8:31 AM
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Mateba is ugly to my eye
but the 2" Rhino looks nice
I would buy one in a heartbeat
I'm really digging the 3" Rhino, hmmm
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Grant Cunningham has done an extensive series on how this revolver works:

http://www.grantcunningham.com/blog_...917cb-774.html
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:40 AM
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So if you pull back on the "hammer" and it goes back to where it was (but cocking the real, unseen hammer) for single action, how do you lower the hammer safely? Is there a decocker or something?
You lower the hammer the same way you lower the hammer on every SA/DA revolver ever made.
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Old 11-19-2010, 2:02 PM
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I want one just because its different...
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Old 11-19-2010, 8:44 PM
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personally, I think its ugly.
Good! So if there is only one at the store we won't fight over it!
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:09 AM
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You lower the hammer the same way you lower the hammer on every SA/DA revolver ever made.
I'm still confused. Earlier in the thread, IDPA4U said the hammer returns to a rested position when you pull it back for single action (because it isn't really the hammer, just a sort of control for putting the gun in single action). Wouldn't that make lowering it like you do with other revolvers impossible? Or am I missing something?
Sorry if I sound like an idiot here. Still in the beginning stage of understanding how guns work, and my time spent with revolvers is more or less the same as my time spent reading this thread.
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rapid fire 125gr .357 factory loads
Surprisingly very litte kick on rapid fire recoil compares to traditional 2" revolvers, probably thanks to the location of the barrel design. To me it is a great plus for following shots in a snubnose .357 revolver.

The look of the revolver is kind of funny, yet with the Rhino name it is kind of ugly-duckling cool.

Is it CA approved? I wouldn't mind to add one to my collection.

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Has it been submitted for approval? I've already got money set aside!
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:39 PM
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Has it been submitted for approval? I've already got money set aside!
Hhaa, too bad one-shot conversions seem out of the question too.

Been reading some range reports on other forums and I'm jealous. Guy hitting golf ball size groupings 20 yards off-hand.
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For single shot how about starting by filling in 5 of the holes in the cylinder and then working on the size requirements.

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if it can be made SA then we dont need to single shot it, just put an extended barrel for length requirement and we're gtg
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if it can be made SA then we dont need to single shot it, just put an extended barrel for length requirement and we're gtg
Actually, would be interesting to see someone look into this. Don't know if it'd be worth their time seeing how these guns seem to be more for a niche market. If you look at the full size Chiappa Rhinos, they simply look like the snub-nosed with an extended barrel. You can physically see where extended barrel is plugged in.
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It fires out of the bottom cylinder chamber, not top. Less muzzle flip.
Less muzzle flip, but you also get .357 Magnum recoil pushing straight back into your hand/arm. Not necessarily pleasant.
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Wow! I must have one now.

I just saw the ad in the latest glossy edition of Shotgun News.
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I'll certainly be curious to see if these do get on the roster. I know Chiappa has reportedly submitted them for testing, but who knows what the goofballs at the CADOJ will actually say.
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Oh hell no...I'll pass on that ugly mofo. That sucks because I was interested in it until I saw it from different angles. Maybe you have to see it in person to appreciate it?
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Oh hell no...I'll pass on that ugly mofo. That sucks because I was interested in it until I saw it from different angles. Maybe you have to see it in person to appreciate it?
Ugly? It's rugged!







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Is this on the roster yet???
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Is this on the roster yet???
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What's the weight on that paperweight? Looks like at least a pound of solid alloy above the barrel. I might be interested - more as a collector - unless it really shoots nicely.
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I'm sure it's innovative and all that but for me personally I'll let someone else work out the bugs in something new before I use it to defend my life. Additionally I thinks it's possibly the ugliest gun I've ever seen. It has all the sex appeal of Rosie Odonnell. Yuck!
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Massad Ayoob gave it a good review, and plans to use it in IDPA. It's mechanically sound and stays on target better during rapid fire. Skepticism is all well and good, but facts overcome it.
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Who's shot one of these things? Is the recoil REALLY less? And any idea what kind of accuracy claim they make at 25 yards?
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I have shot these and tested them fairly extensively. I must respectfully disagree with Mr. Ayoob. While the felt recoil is significantly less, there are two problems. One, if you use a thumbs forward grip, you will be losing some skin from your left thumb. Two, they are mechanically garbage. I had four, (yes four, no exaggeration) go down mechanically with less than 300 rounds through each. The cylinders ended up rotating in an oblong shape instead of a true circle. This led to consistent misfires on all four brand new guns. The cylinders also developed an unhealthy amount of slop front to back, to the point of my gunsmith telling me to stop shooting it immediately.

Bottom line, great idea, really poor execution.
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I have shot these and tested them fairly extensively. I must respectfully disagree with Mr. Ayoob. While the felt recoil is significantly less, there are two problems. One, if you use a thumbs forward grip, you will be losing some skin from your left thumb. Two, they are mechanically garbage. I had four, (yes four, no exaggeration) go down mechanically with less than 300 rounds through each. The cylinders ended up rotating in an oblong shape instead of a true circle. This led to consistent misfires on all four brand new guns. The cylinders also developed an unhealthy amount of slop front to back, to the point of my gunsmith telling me to stop shooting it immediately.

Bottom line, great idea, really poor execution.
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I have shot these and tested them fairly extensively. I must respectfully disagree with Mr. Ayoob. While the felt recoil is significantly less, there are two problems. One, if you use a thumbs forward grip, you will be losing some skin from your left thumb. Two, they are mechanically garbage. I had four, (yes four, no exaggeration) go down mechanically with less than 300 rounds through each. The cylinders ended up rotating in an oblong shape instead of a true circle. This led to consistent misfires on all four brand new guns. The cylinders also developed an unhealthy amount of slop front to back, to the point of my gunsmith telling me to stop shooting it immediately.

Bottom line, great idea, really poor execution.
You use a thumbs forward grip on a revolver? I keep my hands away from the cylinder, there's always stuff flying sideways and a good chance you'll get cut no matter who makes the gun.

This guy:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-.../2313371/posts

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Ended up with this:


So keep your thumbs like this:


Thumbs forward if you want, but only if shooting your semiauto pistol.
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