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Old 02-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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I am buying my first revolver. I was checking out that Chiappa Rhyno, not sure what length yet. Does anyone have one of these? Opinions from owners?

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I am buying my first revolver. I was checking out that Chiappa Rhyno, not sure what length yet. Does anyone have one of these? Opinions from owners?
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No experience with the Chiappa, but I would recommend looking into the Taurus revolvers. I've had a snub nose .38 with a crimson trace grip for about 6 years now and I love it.

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No experience with the Chiappa, but I would recommend looking into the Taurus revolvers. I've had a snub nose .38 with a crimson trace grip for about 6 years now and I love it.
That was the other one I was looking at. The 627 tracker. There's a $400 difference. I bought 5 guns and 2 safes this year, the old lady will kill me soon. might lean towards the Tarus.
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Fixed it for you.

Have you looked at any of the Ruger revolvers?
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Have you looked at any of the Ruger revolvers?
Thank you sir. I haven't looked at the Rugers yet. Any recommendations? I was looking for something with at least a 5 inch barrel.
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Are you looking for a carry pistol, plinker......what about caliber? There are wheel barrows full of good quality revolvers in all flavors and colors...Give a little more information and this forum will give you four pages of recommendations.





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I found the Chiappa Rhino a bit too odd for my tastes. They aren't exactly cheap either. The action is downright weird.
For similar or less $$, you can have any number of new or used S&Ws or Rugers.
Often overlooked but great revolvers:
For entertainment value, you might consider hunting down an old Dan Wesson revolver. Strong, accurate & if you don't like the barrel length, change it.
The original Colt Trooper is worthwhile if you find one in .357 mag. Same action as a Python without the underlug barrel and crazy pricing .
Ruger Security Six - robust and accurate.

This will offend some people but so be it: avoid Taurus. IMHO, their price isn't low enough any more to justify the compromises in quality they demand. And, yes, I own a Taurus.

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As was asked, "what kind of revolver and for what purpose?"?

I love my Ruger GP100 in .357mag/.38special for plinking and may get to take it hog hunting someday, but i wouldn't want to try to conceal it. It is not a light-weight and has a 6" barrel.

The Rhyno does look interesting, but i'm thinking it is more of a gimmick gun.

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Like 'Gello, I have a 6" barrel Ruger GP100. Unlike 'Gello, I wouldn't exactly call it a 'plinking' revolver, but to each his own. I consider it my go to home defense gun. A GP100 is a sturdy, dependable work horse of a revolver. I don't know what caliber you are looking at, though.

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