TTAG Exclusive: Chiappa President Ron Norton on RFID Controversy

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When the story recently broke that Chiappa Firearms was going to start installing RFID chips in all their guns,  I had deep misgivings.  When I read the PR broadside from…

The Chiappa Rhino Trigger Job Has Landed

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My review of the Chiappa Rhino. 357 Magnum was great fun to write. And the research was no drag either; it’s not every day that you get to blast away…

Chiappa Rhino Post of the Day: Da Do Ron Ron

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After my post on my inability to fire the Rhino revolver accurately (toned down paraphrasing), Chiappa Firearms Prez Ron Norton sent me not one but two instructive emails. Literally. First…

The guy in the Einstein getup is the lead engineer on the wheelgun. My first impression: I’m impressed. With the gun. Not the costume. The Rhino’s trigger felt really smooth, in both single and double-action. And I’m frankly fascinated (call me Frank) by the entire concept of the bottom of the cylinder barrel. The Chiappa Firearms‘ guy tells me the gunmaker’s awaiting final approval from the Powers That Be in the U.S. government. Unless the feds require major rhinoplasty, the gun should begin to trickle into dealers’ showrooms around July. Ish. [Ed: it’s an Italian company.] As soon as TTAG gets a Testing & Evaluation model, we’ll, uh, test and evaluate it.

First Look: Chiappa Arms Rhino Revolver Thingie

The guy in the Einstein getup is the lead engineer on the wheelgun. My first impression: I’m impressed. With the gun. Not the costume. The Rhino’s trigger felt really smooth,…

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Preview of Coming Distractions: Chiappa Rhino

It’s not often that I come across a product that makes me think “Wow…these guys have broken the mold, gone back to the drawing board, and come up with something…

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