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Old 01-17-2010, 10:10 PM
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Caliber?

Country of origin?

Still made?

Any other details?
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Rhino revolver.
http://www.chiappafirearms.com/product/55
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Check out the link...

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Chiappa Rhino Revolver

Italian firearms manufacturer Armi Chiappa have developed a very cool looking .357 Magnum snubnosed revolver called the Chiappa Rhino Revolver.
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pretty slick!!!!
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sorry for not giving the dets. It looks sick. There's some magic done with the bore axis. *I think lower*, plus it looks sick as hell. It's new, not on the roster yet and don't know if it ever will be. This same company makes a .22 1911 for 300 bucks.
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So not Cali legal yet huh? Soo sad.
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Interesting - looks like an adaptation of the Mateba Autorevolver design.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:43 PM
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^^funny, the Mateba popped into my head when I saw the OP.
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How many firearm manufacturers are there in the world? A new one pops up every other day!
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Armi Chiappa has a decent rep as an up-and-comer in old west reproduction guns - their Winchester '92 clones are pretty nice as is the handgun version with a 12" barrel and no stock (Serenity?).

This thing is from the same designer as the Mateba. It fires out of the bottom cylinder chamber, not top. Less muzzle flip.
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that looks like a little firecracker that would pop out of the hand. nice looking though.
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To tell you the truth, I would buy that if it ever became california legal
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Old 01-18-2010, 1:10 AM
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Both guns, the Mateba auto revolver and the Rhino were designed by Emilio Ghisoni.
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sweet, i always wanted a mateba. reincarnation is awesome
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I wonder if Emilio Ghisoni (RIP) feels that way.
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so you guys think glocks are ugly but think that looks awesome?

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I think glocks look awesome too!
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'where can i buy?

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Gotta admit, I'm hooked.
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Is thier 22lr 1911 CA legal??
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they both fire fom the 6'0clock chamber,

was the Mateba an automatic revolver?
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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
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plus it makes the Mateba look elegant... that's saying someting
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The Mateba reminds me of ROBOCOP for some reason.
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These look like an interesting concept.
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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
Maybe built for suicide? Honestly I wouldn't touch that pos with a stick.
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If they make one in .357mag, I'm in!
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I think that for a J frame size the idea would be great. any of you who have shot j frames much know how they recoil.. getting the axis of the bore more in line with your hand has to be good. .357 would be nice.

sorry.. glocks really are ugly... they function nice tho but they are so ugly I have never been tempted to own one. I would buy this revolver tho in a snubby j frame .357

I would not laugh at 1 1/2-3" revolvers for accuracy.. you might be real surprised if you shot one at 50 yards or so. 5 gallon bucket at 100 yards is not that tough.
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looks crazy I like it
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Handled three different models today. Double action is very smooth and the single action is set by pulling back the "hammer" which then returns to a rested position but the actual hammer (lower in the frame) is cocked for a crisp single action. The snub will be the first model released but the barrels are interchangeable. They also said it would be submitted for CA testing...
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This pretty need.

WTB "Chiappa Rhino Revolver" now :=)
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Handled three different models today. Double action is very smooth and the single action is set by pulling back the "hammer" which then returns to a rested position but the actual hammer (lower in the frame) is cocked for a crisp single action. The snub will be the first model released but the barrels are interchangeable. They also said it would be submitted for CA testing...
Sounds great!
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I would buy it and load it with .38 Specials.
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was the Mateba an automatic revolver?
The Mateba is a semi-auto revolver.
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If they make one in .357mag, I'm in!

That's what they are, Turo. .357mag... the snubby looks better to me.
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I'd shoot it in .357 first... if it handles them fine (meaning quick follow up shots, etc)... why bother with .38s?
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That's what they are, Turo. .357mag... the snubby looks better to me.
Yeah, I saw that after I posted. And a +1 from me on the snub, looks like a great ccw gun, manageable recoil with full power rounds.
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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
you would obviously be flabbergasted as all get out to shoot against some of my clients for beer money... you better bring your cash...I've seen a guy with a 2 in Det. spl...out shoot custom PPC revolver shooters in side matches... It's all about finding an accurate load for the gun and the proper applicatioin of sight alignment and trigger press... as in don't move the freaking revolver when you press the trigger... lots of old guys are pretty good at that... had a 93 yr old on the range sat. for class... outshoot the other 15 people...period...no questions asked...with a 40 yr. old browning hi power with mini sights on it to...old guy know stuff and can do interesting stuff with 2 in revolvers... esp. good ones....
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Some of those old guys have been shooting for a very long time. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect.
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