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Old 05-27-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Well as the title says I'm looking for a wheel gun, i just stumbled upon the chiappa rhino. In particular the 40ds model in .357mag at my localish CGX (Coast Guard Exchange). Certainly is quite unique looking so i started looking into it more. Does the lowered bore axis really reduce muzzle flip on this weapon? Pros and cons? And anything notable either positive or negative about this weapon? The mechanics of this weapon do concern me as well. Any issues with it?
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:28 PM   #2
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I also want to shoot one before i buy but i know no one with one.
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I've heard that the lowered bore axis does reduce muzzle flip. However, having handled a couple, they are simply too much of a departure from conventional designs for my taste. In order to get the lowered bore axis they were forced to add complexity. They aren't exactly a screaming bargain either. The fact that the looks can be described as "controversial," doesn't really help it's case.
I'd probably get a conventional Ruger or S&W instead.
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I just can't do ugly.
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The internal parts linkage sure does smack of Rube Goldberg!

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I know a Rhino when I see one, never fired one. The up side, it's not as cumbersome as it looks. The down side, my LGS won't carry them. Quality and warranty issues. I'm sure there are many happy Rhino owners who'd argue, and my evidence is all anecdotal, but there it is.
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They are amazing shooters, I've had mine for over a year now, first a four inch, which I traded for a six, that I regularly use to shoot pins. Full house magnums have little muzzle flip, recoil is more straight back. Very easy to shoot fast,especially using 38's.


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I've had the snubbie model for a few months (amazing right place right time deal). It's a weird little conversation piece, but I enjoy it. No issues so far, but I've probably only put a couple hundred rounds through it. It definitely reduces muzzle flip.
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I can say this much, no one has tried to copy the rhino. Every gun that is even a mild success is usually copied by several gun companies. I see the rhino as a gun for people who want things no one else has.
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