Want: Chiappa Rhino

I know I am coming in late to talk about the Chiappa Rhino. The last Gun Show I attended was my first chance to actually handle one and talk to people about it.

I have a Ruger SP101 .357 revolver that has been my favorite wheel gun for years. This gun might take that flag position in the safe if I ever manage to shoot one.

Revolvers have not changed much design wise in many moons. The Rhino is different in many ways. Most notable the bullet that fires does so from the BOTTOM of the drum, not the top. This fundamental change combined with the new ergonomics of the grip will completely change how the recoil feels.

I can't wait too shoot one. In stead of the usual recoil that causes the gun to rise, it pushes straight back. At least that is what "the Guy" at the Gun Show said. You know that guy, the one that wants to sell me a Rhino...

It comes in various configurations, materials and barrel lengths.

--I am sure if I fire one, I will buy one.


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Borepatch will have a range report on the Rhino very soon.

Old NFO said...

Meh... that is one fugly pistol :-) It might be interesting with the barrel low and recoil pushing straight back.