Rhino any one have one

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by levelcross, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    My daughter wants to get a Rhino .357 for a carry weapon thinking that the 6:00 firing position will help recoil. I don't know anyone with one and the local range doesn't have one for rent. I would like to try before I buy kind of deal here.

    So what I am looking for is someone with one to compare it with a conventional .357, she shoots my SP 101 often and can handle the recoil fairly well for a girl weighing a buck 10, but for a carry weapon she wants something different.

    Is the recoil really that much lighter with the Rhino, she is looking at a 3" barrel, and wants to carry with .357 rounds instead of .38+P.
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I've only fired one revo that had the "upside down" chamber.I really didn't see a significant difference in felt recoil in the full house loads. THe lighter 38 spl rounds were pretty easy on the hands though. I can say the recoil felt different but I can't honestly say it was lighter. It seemed more of a push that the snap you see in higher pressure rounds. I don't think it would be enough for me to want to go out and get one. But I will say that if the shooter believes it will help that will aid in any apprehension on the part of the shooter. That in itself has value as I see it.
     

  3. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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    Have you seen the complexity of the fire control mechanism?
    Not sure I would trust my life to such an unproven design.
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  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    As with any handgun, look to make sure that there are accessories available (i.e. holsters, speedloaders, etc...)
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    OMG- :eek:
    Its ugly inside too :(
     
  6. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    Let her shoot a Ruger LCR in 357 and see how that goes. my wife shoots mine it's a lot better than you would think for a light weight revolver.

    play the victim, be the victim
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    You did'nt mention what model she was looking to get-
    They range from $400+ to crazy stupid (IMO) exspensive :eek:
     
  8. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    Man I love this Forum, with this being a new concept and only on the market for a short time I am not sure about this for a carry gun, she wants the White 200DS or the 40DS. The mechanics of the trigger system are complicated to look at, I think over engineered somewhat, but she is determined to shoot one to see if it is easier to manage than my SP101 with a 2-1/4" barrel. She really likes the .357 mag's to shoot, she will practice with .38's but I mean really likes the .357 round.

    We are heading to the range tomorrow to try out some friends .357's to see if she does any better with them or likes any of them. She shoots my SP101 well and manages recoil fairly well, she battles muzzle flip more with the SP101 than with my other guns. The confidence factor is going to be a big one here, for both of us as she has pick of my collection and knows it (Daddy's lil girl ), I told her I would buy her whatever she chooses as a carry weapon as long as it is something I am willing to carry myself, as far as dependability and reliability, and that she can shoot it well, not necessarily my choice in make or model. We are going to shoot a Lady S&W, Ruger LCR, S&W 686 4", Ruger GP 100 4", Taurus 605 2", Colt Trooper MKIII 4", S&W M&P.
     
  9. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You might want to try some white box Winchester 110 grn semi jacketed 357 mags. They are in between the 38+P and the 125 grn 357. Easier to shoot than the heavy loads. I have Crimson Trace LG111 grips on my SP101 and like them better than the factory grips. That Rhino looks like a Murphy's Law candidate.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Be a good nickname for it----
    MURPHYS MAGNUM :D
     
  11. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Perhaps it doubles as a time machine?
     
  12. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    Well we had a good time at the range, still not sure of the direction we are headed. The 4" barrels won as far as shooting and second shot on target time and accuracy, but a small framed girl hiding a 4" barrel is not so easy. She liked the LCR and the M&P for size and weight but not so much for shooting. She said that with a shorter barrel she might as well stick with the SP101, so now we are looking at everything again but we have ruled out a few for her, but I like the LCR, go figure. Thanks for the input on the Rhino, she still wants to shoot one just to see.