Chiappa Rhino .357mag - MP-Pistol Forum

Chiappa Rhino .357mag

This is a discussion on Chiappa Rhino .357mag within the Wheelguns forums, part of the Armory category; Any thoughts? Experience?...


Go Back   MP-Pistol Forum > Armory > Wheelguns

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 11th, 2011, 08:16 PM   #1
bralko85
Guest
 
Posts: n/a




Any thoughts? Experience?
 
Old February 11th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #2
bralko85
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Old February 11th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
JeffWard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,552
Cool idea, with a low bore-axis revolver... too severly reduce muzzle flip



I problem is with the EXTREME complexity of the trigger/hammer mechanism. The beauty of a revolver is in its reliable simplicity. These buggers are a nightmare of moving parts on the inside. The hammer you see isn't a hammer. It's a "single action activation lever", which runs a swiss-watch-looking mechanism inside...



In attempting to solve ONE problem, they've created 10 more...



Also, you just created a 1" plus sightline/bore-axis offset, like an AR. Your point of aim will be 1-2" higher than point of impact at all practical distances!



Jeff
JeffWard is offline  
 
Old February 24th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #4
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Western MA
Posts: 382
It has the ergonomics of a hairdryer.
robmcd is offline  
Old February 25th, 2011, 01:21 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 108
^^^ What he said
broberts001 is offline  
Old February 25th, 2011, 01:41 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 496
Experience: Zero

Thoughts: It looks like someone tried to make the next cool thing and failed. I wouldn't buy one unless it was $30 with a lifetime warranty. Even then it would probably just sit in the safe as a "Hey check this out" gun...
McTerry is offline  
Old February 25th, 2011, 02:23 AM   #7
bralko85
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Apparently I'm the only one who thinks this thing is one sweet looking piece.



I haven't shot, held, or even seen one personally, so I can't speak to its ergos. There's a vid review on UTube and the dude said it felt good in hand. Maybe, maybe not. Until I can put many rounds though a rental somewhere, I wouldn't consider it as a purchase.
 
Old March 13th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #8
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 30
Ugliest thing i've ever seen, however it's a great concept, but the complexity of it kind of bothers me. I've never had an issue with a Good ole S&W, so i'll continue to cling to those.
hurley842002 is offline  
Old March 13th, 2011, 02:14 PM   #9
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southwest Ohio
Posts: 111
Pros

- Tames .357 Magnum recoil to .32 levels (according to everyone who has actually shot the thing)



Cons

- Uglier than a mud fence

- Vastly over complicated design

- Price is far too high for what it brings to the table
Red-Leg is offline  
Old April 21st, 2011, 09:37 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Western Kentucky
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red-Leg View Post
Pros

- Tames .357 Magnum recoil to .32 levels (according to everyone who has actually shot the thing)



Cons

- Uglier than a mud fence

- Vastly over complicated design

- Price is far too high for what it brings to the table




I've shot one, and am not that impressed.



The concept is a decent idea in that it directs the recoil of the firearm into your lower palm. The muzzle climb is not that noticeable. I would classify it as a .380 Auto, recoil wise.



As for looks ... well I have seen prettier revolvers, and I think it was a big mistake on Chiapa's part by turning this into a production gun. In my opinion they should stick what they know best. That being movie props, reproduction firearms for reenactors, and high end cartridge rifles.



After firing it I decided that I would rather have a Ruger or S&W for the money paid.
RoosterShooter is offline  
Old April 21st, 2011, 10:08 PM   #11
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 72
I've handled one and it felt good in the hand. I can see how the muzzle flip would be reduced and it probably would be a good shooter. When you open the cylinder, you realize this is definitely not a S&W. I wasn't sure if there is a way to de-cock it once it is "set to single action mode", as the "hammer" immediately falls back and a little red button comes up telling you its cocked.
NineByFive is offline  
Old April 3rd, 2012, 07:33 AM   #12
Member
 
Donn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 122
Saw/handled one for the first time at a gun show about a month ago. Don't know how they shoot or hold up, but it felt pretty good in my hand. Not nearly as cumbersome as it looks.
Donn is offline  
Old April 3rd, 2012, 10:34 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
KRWeiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northwest
Posts: 8,101
While the Chiappa is not exactly comfortable to shoot, due to the odd wrist angle, it does reduce recoil significantly. You may need an engineering degree to detail strip it.



Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the Chiappa is beautiful (less ugly anyway) compared to a Mateba's bottom chamber auto-revolver.







Notice where the the trigger sits in relation to the bobtail, compare that to the Chiappa and you'll see what I mean about wrist contortions.
KRWeiss is offline  
Old April 3rd, 2012, 11:19 AM   #14
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 87
I haven't shot one yet, but did handle one at Fuquay Gun & Gold. I also spotted a White Rhino on the latest episode of Nikita. It showed up in the last 10 minutes or so of the show.
vfontjr is offline  
Old March 12th, 2014, 10:02 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Dagun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by bralko85 View Post
Apparently I'm the only one who thinks this thing is one sweet looking piece.
I think it looks awesome, and it also comes in longer barrel sizes that look even more awesome, IMO, than the snubbie. But to each his own, I guess.

Now Chiappa needs to rework the mechanics of it to be a fun and reliable shooting gun, not just a great looking design.

My own personal wheel gun is a Ruger 3" stainless steel piece, and that's the standard Chiappa should aim for in reliability.
Dagun is offline  
Reply

  MP-Pistol Forum > Armory > Wheelguns


Search tags for this page
357 snub
,
chiapa rhino
,
chiappa
,

chiappa rhino

,
chiappa rhino images
,
chiappa rhino logo
,
chiappa rhino snub
,
chiappa rhyno
,
chiappi rhino
,
ciappa rhino
,
rhino chiappa
,
rhino firearms
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chiappa 1911-22, Any Shooter's Tried It? jdmidwest Autoloaders 1 April 13th, 2010 05:41 PM
WTS Rossi 357mag 6" polished (TX) Evil Joker Classifieds 2 February 18th, 2009 02:17 PM



Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2012 MP-Pistol. All rights reserved.
MP-Pistol is a M&P pistol enthusiast forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. of Springfield, MA.