Chiappa Firearms Rhino Now in 9mm and 40 S&W Handguns by Robert Farago | Aug 16, 2011 | 21 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Whatever else you can say about the Chiappa Rhino, that man Norton knows how to shoot. comments John says: August 16, 2011 at 18:07 Now how about out a .45 ACP and/or 10mm. Oh, and make it pretty… (never satisfied) Reply 2Wheeled says: August 16, 2011 at 21:21 I’d consider a 2 or 3 inch model in .45ACP, that’s it. They’ll never sell me on anything else. Reply Wayne De Cicco says: January 17, 2013 at 10:49 actually I like a 45 acp with a 4″ barrel and I have the 38/357 with a 4″ barrel AND I like it just fine…. Reply Travis Leibold says: August 16, 2011 at 18:42 Want it. Bad. Reply Todd S says: August 16, 2011 at 18:51 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. Reply Wayne De Cicco says: November 21, 2011 at 15:05 I got a 4 inch 38 357 like just fine. Now I want one in 45 ACP but I’ll take the 40 ACP but how much $…. WAYNE Reply Joe Grine says: August 16, 2011 at 20:31 Butt ugly aside, the Rhino makes all conventional revolvers obsolete. It’s that good. Reply Totenglocke says: August 16, 2011 at 23:34 Only the 2″ model is ugly. Once you get up to the 4, 5, and especially 6″ models they look pretty badass. Reply GnD says: August 16, 2011 at 20:46 kinda want Reply Steven says: August 17, 2011 at 00:01 Almost interesting, but lots of nagging questions remain, including: Why isn’t the 40 S&W chambered for 10mm/40cal? Why is the trigger a quad/triple action trainwreck? Why so many parts? http://chiappafirearms.com/sites/default/files/manuals/Exploded_view_RHINO_4.pdf Why is reliability questionable? http://gunnuts.net/2011/08/15/rental-gun-stress-test-chiappa-rhino-follow-up How can I justify one of these with the wife? Reply PCnotPC says: August 19, 2011 at 23:00 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. Reply Derek says: August 17, 2011 at 00:58 Why? Why couldn’t they’ve just made that .40 a 10 and let you shoot both? /sigh Reply Totenglocke says: August 17, 2011 at 04:19 Did you ever get that Rhino back after the repair work on the stage 1 trigger? Reply lee n. field says: August 17, 2011 at 13:44 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”. Reply Stefano says: September 28, 2011 at 15:23 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! Stefano Reply Totenglocke says: October 16, 2011 at 04:00 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). Reply Robert Farago says: October 16, 2011 at 07:27 Check your inbox Reply Totenglocke says: October 16, 2011 at 12:05 Thanks! Reply Deja vu says: October 16, 2011 at 11:01 They should make one in 500 magnum! Any thing that will help tame the recoil would be great! Reply bob says: February 23, 2012 at 23:01 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. Thanks! Reply Dom says: June 1, 2014 at 06:09 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. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.