Chiappa Firearms at 2011 SHOT Show

Joshua Norton – Chiappa Firearms

It’s not every day that somebody reinvents the wheel gun but the design behind the new Rhino revolver from Chiappa Firearms is creating quite the buzz for doing just that. So what’s the big deal here? Well, this revolver shoots from the six o’clock position rather than the usual 12 o’clock. Lining the barrel up with the bottom chamber helps transfer a lot more energy straight back to the shooters hand and arm resulting in far less felt recoil and muzzle rise.

The Rhino comes in multiple sizes and due to the design, even their smallest model is easily handled by those who may have trouble with the typical .357 magnums, although these revolvers are also available in .40 S&W.

The look of the design is a bit different than traditional revolvers but it’s not so far out of whack that revolver shooters will feel awkward using it. Personally, I look forward to trying one out.

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