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“Not to burst you’re bubble but I was in the Chiappa Firearms booth all day long at media day and the only ‘clicks’ I remember were guns that had been fired to empty– I do not remember one SINGLE failure to fire or feed ALL DAY LONG!! (I take that back, the Rhino would not fire any CCI alum case 40 cal ammo–however, we switched to CCI 40 cal brass and Hornady 40 cal and it ran like a top, is that the gun or ammo??) There were several ‘experts’ who picked up the Rhino and indexed the empty chamber 11 o’clock expecting it to fire at 12 o’clock- of course we all know that the Rhino fires from the 6 o ‘clock bottom chamber. And some writers who were letting their thumbs rest on the slide of the new M9-22 Chiappa causing the slide to run very slow. Overall with the over 2000 people who were at Media day we had a great day firing over 8000 rounds and sharing in the joy of shooting new products with friends. In my opinion a great day to be outside shooting and sharing new products.”

Charles Brown
MKS Supply LLC

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  1. I’m not tracking the chamber indexing statement. I understand that the firing pin of the Rhino engages the chamber in the 6 o’clock position but if you were expecting the top cylinder to fire on a DA revolver why would you index an empty chamber to the 11 o’clock spot?

  2. I believe (and I may have mis-read his statement) he is implying that shooters were only loading one chamber, locking it into place at the 11 O’Clock position. When they squeeze the trigger it rotates into the 12 O’Clock spot and the shooter hears a click because the round is one hundred and eighty degrees rotated away from the firing pin.

    {edit} Sorry, I meant this as a reply to Dave’s post.

  3. Hi Dave J,

    Your right, but on the third pull of the trigger you will have a snap, and that is what was happening with a lot of the shooters who indexed at 11:00 o’clock. I was on the line all day long with C. Brown from MKS at the media day event. It proved to be a torture test for all of the products that day, and was repeated the following Monday in Texas with the very same guns! We barely had time to wipe them down, give them a shot of oil, then they were shot all day long at the Acusport dealer show in Dallas. We literally had people standing 5-10 deep waiting to shoot the Rhino’s all day. When it was all over, 4 Rhinos had digested over 12,000 rounds in two days of shooting. With the exception of the alum cased .40 ammo and people stuffing 9mm & .38/.357’s in .40 cyls, the Rhino’s ran strong both days!

  4. First, we’re idiots for thinking the Chiappa revolvers imported into the US were going to have RFID chips because there was an article saying as much. Now, gun journalists aren’t smart enough to work Chiappa’s guns.

    I think I’ll be staying away from Chiappa just to be safe.

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