New from Chiappa Firearms: LA322 Kodiak Cub, Triple Threat (20ga), Double Badger (20ga/22 LR)

Chiappa LA322 Kodiak Cub

TTAG’s staff are girding their editorial loins for SHOT Show 2016. We’re sending no less than seven staffers to the Venetian this year to sample hookers and blow the latest and greatest firearms and gun gear. Ahead of that mind-numbing, foot-wearing confab, Chiappa has released pics and deets of their newest guns. The makers of the Chiappa Rhino (featured in Insurgent), a handgun whose big honking handle makes it impossible for me to admire from anear, looks to continue its a rep for producing singular firearms. The above is a . . .

LA322 Kodiak Cub a “take-down lever action 22 LR carbine made for hard use and harsh environments.  The matte chrome metal finish and Soft Touch coating on the stock and forend are durable and weather resistant.” Click here for more images.

Triple Threat 20 gauge

“Select models of the famous Triple Barrel shotgun are now available 20 and 28 gauge.  The 20 gauge is an excellent choice for personal defense.  In response to consumer demand for shotguns in this chambering, Chiappa Firearms has introduced the Triple Threat 20 gauge.  For a finely finished upland shotgun, the Triple Crown 28 gauge is beautiful, functional and a dream to shoot.”

Double Badger

“The Double Badger combination gun is now available in two of the most popular sporting ammunition loads, the 20 gauge shotshell and 22 Long Rifle.  The Double Badger shotgun/rimfire combination gun is a great choice for hunting, survival or fun recreational shooting. The 20ga/22 LR combination increases the performance and versatility of this multi-function firearm.”


  1. avatar jwm says:

    I like the looks of the take down .22 and the survival gun. I’ve always thought the perfect survival gun would be a combo of rimfire and shotgun.

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      Me too. I wonder if one could shoot .22 short out if that little lever gun. I couldn’t read some of the product info on my phone.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Nowadays the .22 short don’t get the respect it did back in my youth. I dispatched a lot of bothersome critters in my country youth with the .22 short. Great training round for little kids too.

  2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    My experience with Chiappa has been less than acceptable. They have cool concepts but I would rather spend my money on a hi-point.

    1. avatar William says:

      I got one of their little .22 badger single shots and it has the finest trigger of any production .22 I own. I know It is hard to mess up a break action single shot, but it is a tack driver with a sweet trigger.

      1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

        I wanted the single shot 17hmr version, Bud’s exclusive, and went to a small town gun store, they had a 22lr and a 22mag. Both had poor finish and the 22lr had screwed up sights. I rolled the dice for the 10 shot 17 hmr revolver. It works ok for 8 sometimes 10 rounds and then the cylinder stops rotating, and metal shavings start falling out of the gun when cleaning it.

    2. avatar Another Robert says:

      I would say, “Too bad, I would kinda like that combo gun”–but I can’t afford one anyway right now, so I suppose it’s just as well….

    3. avatar Tim Going says:

      I spent some time with the Triple Threat that my friend owns. I had no problems with it. Can’t say I would buy one, but it wasn’t a bad gun. Fit and finish were pretty nice too.

    4. avatar Wade Garret says:

      Agreed. Chiappa makes a nice looking firearm but their function leaves much to be desired.

    5. avatar Sixpack70 says:

      My Chiappa .22 upper sucked for the first two mags. Then on the third mag, it just shot without issue. My friend even used it in a local tactical shooting competition which almost always finds a guns weakness and it functioned flawlessly. They seem to be hit or miss but I still like the quirky guns they are coming out with.

    6. avatar SonnyRoofy says:

      There is always that guy on the interweb who has problems with everything.

      My Rhino was a pleasure to shoot.

  3. avatar Vv ind says:

    Hookers, blow and guns…..wear your gopros, can you say “Hollywood blockbuster”

    1. avatar jwm says:

      You really want to see Dan or RF doing the horizontal mambo with rent a lovers?

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Well, better that than each other… 🙂

        (Running away, *fast*).

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Hey, as long as it’s true love and not some cheap and tawdry bought experience, who are we to judge? 🙂

  4. avatar Jeff O says:

    Wow! I like the looks of that lever gun!

  5. avatar TruthTellers says:

    A 20 gauge Double Badger? That’s the perfect long gun for a lady friend 😀

  6. avatar Steve says:

    Crazy idea: I want a combo gun, semi-auto .22 combined with a shotgun.

    Anyone who has ever been shooting jackrabbits knows that half the time you wished you had a shotgun and the other half you wished you had a semi auto .22. Why not combine them?

    I know it wouldn’t be easy, but thats what I want.

    1. avatar Nigil Quid says:

      Tactical-stocked Ruger 10-22 with an underbarrel mounted shotgun (non removable from the stock so it’s not an SBS). You’re welcome.

    2. avatar premise says:

      Savage made them for years; they’re called the model 24. The 24c takes down and stores ammo in the butt. And they are light years better than that microchipped POS Chiappa offering.

      *oops, just saw the semi-auto caveat.

  7. avatar WedelJ says:

    Color me excited for that .22 takedown lever action!

    1. avatar Ing says:

      Me, too. If the price is reasonable and it works, I’m there.

      Nothing beats a .22 levergun for utility and sheer fun — except a .22 levergun that you can take down and put in a day pack.

      1. avatar James69 says:

        Try an old pump, you’ll fall in love…. and they shoot .22 short……good luck finding one though!

  8. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    That double badger looks cool.
    Should be a great alternative to the Savage model 24.
    Last beater I saw had a 400 dollar tag on it.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      I couldn’t wait to throw money at the clerk at the lgs when the savage 42 came out. Til I got one in my mitts. What a let down.

      Still kick myself for not buying the Baikal combo guns when they were cheap and available.

  9. avatar James in Houston says:

    For 600 I’d stick with my modified 10/22 and just throw 600 at ammo and 2 more magazines.

  10. avatar Spectre_USA says:

    I just got done working on an old Steven’s 22/410 and thought it would be nice to see a more
    modern version of it.

    Lo and behold.

    I’ll have to go investigate the barrel switching apparatus, as the Steven’s was poor, and the
    Savage 24 only slightly better…

  11. avatar CRF says:

    I honestly want a Rhino 40DS or 60DS (4″ or 6″ models)

    They look frickin sweet.

    But they are rather low on my list. Behind about 30 or 40 other things.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Never shot one or even handled one. But that low bore axis must help in follow up shots.

      1. avatar CRF says:

        IIRC, the review on this site was actually quite positive aside from the double action trigger pull.

        1. avatar BigDinVT says:

          I’ve shot one and loved it. Very little muzzle jump and fast back on target for follow up shots. 6″ steel at ten yards & rang the bell every shot (’till the target fell over).

  12. avatar Stinkeye says:

    That Kodiak Cub looks pretty cool. I really like shiny lever guns (my Rossi .357 is stainless, and I get perilously close to buying a Henry Golden Boy Silver every time I see one), so this is right up my alley. Not sure about the synthetic furniture, though. It makes sense if you’re designing the gun for all-weather use, but a lever gun without dead tree parts seems a little wrong.

  13. avatar notalima says:

    Please, send as many staffs as you can. We need the tax revenue 😀

    On the other hand, I can’t use my club’s range when ShotShow is in town since they setup there for the live demos.

  14. avatar Cpstorm says:

    Noooo! I just bought the doube badger in .410/22lr in October, and I would have much rather had it in 20ga! But now that I have this one I don’t really want to part with it either…

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Buy another one. It’ll make you happy and piss barry and shannon off. Win-win.

  15. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    LA322 Kodiak Cub a “take-down lever action 22 LR carbine made for hard use and harsh environments. Looks like a Marlin 39M Mountie.

  16. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    Have one of their M4-22 uppers. Dunno if I’m really interested after that experience.

  17. avatar VSN says:

    Those Triple etc. would be more attractive with an extractor.

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