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Whatever else you can say about the Chiappa Rhino, that man Norton knows how to shoot.

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  1. That is one butt-ugly firearm, but it is well made and fun to shoot. I got a chance to try the 2″ .357 mag and I loved it. The “push” rather than “kick” was cool and made recoil extremely manageable. I’ll be getting a 4 or 5 inch model at some point soon.

    • Re: Why so many parts: If they would have made the gun double-action only, and not had to have devised some arcane method of providing a “hammer spur” for cocking purposes, they could have probably left out a bunch of parts.

  2. I’m guessing these shooters are autoloader guys? The first guy looks to be holding his index finger forwards towards the cylinder gap, where Chiappa specifically says not to. The second guy — it’s a revolver, no need for the 2 thumbs forward grip.

    Want — “kind of”.

  3. Italians do it better.. Revolver also!
    Improved Rhino 2″ with Federal 159gn .357Mag. Commercial Full Charge… Less than 38spl. in 4″ Normal revolver but .. what a Bang!! And fantastic control of the gun, i’ve never shot with Revo but Rhino is very simple!!
    Hello everibody from Italy!

  4. I’m guessing that you’ll probably read this, but Rob, how in the heck do you get ahold of this company? I have one of their guns that I’d like to send back for some warranty work and all they have for “contact us” is a web form to send an email….which apparently they never respond to (it’s been around 3 weeks and no response).

  5. Any recent reviews or updates on these? Have they sorted out the reliability and trigger issues in the 4″ models?

    Would love one of these but weary after reading Grant Cunningham’s blog and in-depth review. Wondering if Chiappa made any improvements since then.


  6. Chiappa has some really cool stuff but my concern is the customer service. You have to use the email contact. If they respond to you , they will e mail you a contact phone #. I wish I kept the #. The customer service seems hit and miss. I hope chiappa adopts the “spectacular” service that Ruger and Charter Arms has given me in recentl times.


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