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Chiappa Firearms

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by LoneStar, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with Chiappa revolvers? I'm guessing there are no ranges in Puget Sound that rent them out. Anyway I thought I read somewhere that it has reduced muzzle flip. My wife wants BUG..maybe a revolver but she really doesn't like the recoil on revolvers.
    They are kind of strange looking revolvers.
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  2. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Kind of strange looking is putting it nicely. Keith from Keith's guns said that it does reduce the muzzle flip.
     
  3. asiparks

    asiparks PDX Active Member

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    same design as Mateba's, I had one many years ago in 357 and it felt way different in recoil than my Smith's...less flip, more "shove" if that makes sense.
     
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  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I though it was about some Mexican food. :bluelaugh:

    pretty cool looking.
     
  5. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    Chiappa does sound like a Mexican restaurant.
     
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  6. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    That makes sense. I think I would prefer "shove" to flip.

     
  7. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    My wife has trouble shooting revolvers well. I think part of it is due to her RA. She can shoot semi-auto 9mm & 40 fine but a 38 revolver gives her trouble. It sounds like she might find the Chiappa easier.
    I wonder how much they go for used?

     
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  8. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I hated the Rhino the first time I saw it and shot it. Then when I shot one a couple years later I had to have it. Now the snubbie model is my EDC. The gun handles amazingly well. It handles .357mags so well you would swear you where shooting .38spl cowboy loads.

    I have a video detailing it's lack of recoil and comparing it to a S&W 637.



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  9. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    My brother in law swears by his. We hiked 15 miles one day through Glacier National Park in light clothes and I didn't even know he had it on him until we stopped to set up camp. The only thing that would concern me is the incredible complexity of the fire control group that had to be designed to enable its unique function. Whereas I've refined and resprung triggers on my Smiths and Rugers, looking at the internals on the Rhino as shown in the first picture in the link below gives me the willies. It doesn't take a lot to screw up the timing and function on even a simple revolver mechanism. The Chiappa incorporates so many intricately linked parts to make it go bang that I'd be worried about its long term durability, reliability, and function. That's just my opinion, though. As I said, my brother in law loves his, although he isn't someone who does a lot of shooting with it. http://www.shootingillustrated.com/mobile/article.php?id=6395
     
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  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    They are a pretty large gun for the caliber
     
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  11. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Its only like 80 parts. I can disassemble it in World of Guns in like 2 minutes :)

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  12. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I did a chat on YouTube where we compared the internals of a S&W to the Chiappa and there is little difference. The Chiappa just has a lowered hammer so it needs a cocking bar. That is hardly complex.
     
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  13. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    I love your stuff but hadn't seen that one. I did see the video where you talked about adopting it as your carry gun, though. I'll go look at the other one. And I certainly defer to your informed opinion, since my own was just based on a sense of being overwhelmed by looking at it. :) Then again, I get overwhelmed by pretty much anything.
     
  14. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Here is a quick look at the insides of the Rhino next to a S&W. You can see the main differences are the cocking bar (needed because of the lowered hammer) and the fact that the trigger has been segmented to allow it to be placed further forward. They are hardly intricate changes. The only other real difference is the spring system.

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  15. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Rhino was featured heavily in the 2012 remake of TOTAL RECALL, which starred Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale. The movie was sort of a flop, though. The total US Box office was only $58 Million, which was less than half the budget it took to make the movie.

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