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Chiappa Rhino

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by YoukaiMori, May 12, 2014.

  1. YoukaiMori

    YoukaiMori Prineville, OR New Member

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    Haven't seen much in terms of discussion about the Rhino on here. I got my 60DS a few days ago, any other Rhino owners around?

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  2. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I've just seen pics, never held one in my hand. Very unique looking gun, I like it. Have you fired it yet? Does having the barrel fire from the bottom of the wheel really make a difference in the recoil?
     
  3. YoukaiMori

    YoukaiMori Prineville, OR New Member

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    I took it out yesterday and put about 60 rounds through it, half .38 special and half .357.

    The .38 you barely even feel, feels no worse than a .22 handgun, the .357 feels about like a 9mm.

    My step father and mother also fired it, with both the .38 and .357 and they had about the same impression, you barely even feel the .38 and there's almost no flip to either.

    It also works with moon clips which some people didn't know, figured I'd point that out. I've never used moonclips before personally, so my first time trying them out (That is, having loaded two I tried some fancy quick reloading and switching from .38 to .357) I don't think I did too bad with a new gun I hadn't even had 50 rounds down at that point.

    I tend to keep shooting low and to the left though, might need to adjust the sights slightly from how they came out of the factory.

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  4. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Try shooting from a sandbag or rest first... This chart is from the US Army marksmanship program and applies to semi-auto but should also apply to you wheel gun. Interesting pistol, they have me intrigued but I have never seen one personally.

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  5. YoukaiMori

    YoukaiMori Prineville, OR New Member

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    Yeah, will do. New gun, gotta get used to it of course it could have been all me. Next time I go shooting I'm bringing out a table and a proper stand for my target instead of just leaning it against a stump and we'll see how it goes.

    I'd be all for any people that are interested in seeing how a Rhino handles to meet up and go out shooting, if they're ever in the area. (Provided you supply your own ammo or at least pitch in to pay for what gets used.)

    Besides, it'd give me more excuses to go out shooting, myself. Haha.
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Very cool. My GP100 sure puts lead on paper how I like.
     
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    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    I'm starting to feel a powerful need for a white rhino
     
  8. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How's the trigger? light or heavy? I have heard varying reports on build quality on these. What is your impression? I have been eyeing these for a while online.
     
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  9. YoukaiMori

    YoukaiMori Prineville, OR New Member

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    Trigger's as heavy as it should be I guess. If the double action pull is too heavy for your taste you can always use single action which is short and light.

    Update on my earlier post, I went out shooting again last weekend and sighted in a bit, ammo ran out before I really took my time sighting it though because of how fun it is to shoot and since I was letting everybody have a go at it. So that's nice. Only took one or two tries to get it sighted pretty well they even through in a handy little sight adjuster when you buy one new.

    Offer still stands if anybody's in the area and wants to see how it handles feel free to PM me ;) as long as you pay for your own ammo I've got no problem letting on-the-fencers give it a shot.
     
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  10. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Beautiful Rhino! Congrats.
     
  11. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    These Rhino's intrigue me.
     
  12. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I also am intrigued but I am afraid that if I fired the weapon in anything other than a range setting I would fry my thumb. (Old dog new tricks.) Also, while not exactly hideous it sure is homely.
     
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  13. YoukaiMori

    YoukaiMori Prineville, OR New Member

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    Homely? It may not have standard revolver aesthetics but in its own way it's gorgeous. ;)
     
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    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sure............:rolleyes:
     
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    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    The innovation is to be applauded. But from an appearance standpoint, "Homely" is being kind.

    "Fugly" comes to mind. Regardless of the execution. They should at least do something about the grips.
     
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  16. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    My Smith 422 is an ugly little bugger but I'll never get rid of it.. note the low bore axis.. accurate and reliable too.
    An internet snatch pic

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  17. YoukaiMori

    YoukaiMori Prineville, OR New Member

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    You're all so mean to her, I think she's gonna cry. :(

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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    I would love to be able to try one out . I am a closet revolver fan.
     
  19. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I got a 40DS, I must be a wimp because 357 sure feels more like punching a cement wall than shooting a 9mm. :) Very light since its mostly billet aluminum. I love the little exhaust ports that shoot flames out the side.

    by the way. the combination 357/9mm listed on their site does not exist. I had to call them to verify that. dont know why they dont update their website.

    http://www.chiappafirearms.com/product/2439

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  20. YoukaiMori

    YoukaiMori Prineville, OR New Member

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    What kinds of .357 have you put through it? So far I've only shot Remington white/green box, cheap stuff.

    Been trying to find something else for cheap but nowhere in town stocks anything but Remington, for 357.