Anyone Shoot a Rhino Sci-Fy Revolver?

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  • I just came across these and am intrigued. Not sure I'm intrigued enough to buy another revolver, but If I only had one revolver, this might be #2.
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/948549591
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    Bob A

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    Nov 11, 2009
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    Interesting concept, but odd enough that I'd really prefer to try before buy.

    Having the barrel lower in the frame was seen in the early Browning 1899 and 1900 models, and the Steyr 1908/1934. They were semi-automatics, though, rather than revolvers.
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    joppaj

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    Apr 11, 2008
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    Cool concept but I've never seen one to rent and way to expensive to buy before I try.
     

    sundazes

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    Nov 13, 2006
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    The Rino has been around for years. I never shot one, but always was intrigued by them. I think they are made by Chippawa (SP). As I recall the reviews were decent and the revolvers were not cheap.
     

    Brychan

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    Apr 24, 2009
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    Saw one in a shop around 2013 I think, place was too busy for me to fondle it, plus I was interested in something else at the time.
     
    Looks well made would like to try before buy and $$$$ plus ugly too.
    Ugly? I thought it looked something that would be right at home on Firefly.
    Granted it isn't as purdy as my New Vaquero in SS.
    BY THE LOOKS OF IT, AMAZING. BUT MY WRIST SAYS I BET THAT'S GONNA HURT. ITS GOT TO BE A 20 GAUGE SHELL.
    It comes in 9mm or .357 as far as I can tell. I'm not a fan of .357, I have a Python but don't often shoot hot .357s. And I prefer handloading .38/.357s, those 9mm cases are getting to small for my fat fingers. I've been loading .45 Colt and need tweezers to pickup 9mm cases and bullets.
     

    LGoodwin

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    Feb 3, 2011
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    BY THE LOOKS OF IT, AMAZING. BUT MY WRIST SAYS I BET THATS GONA HURT. ITS GOT TO BE A 20 GAUGE SHELL.
    The Chiappa Rhino is a .357/.38 SPL firearm. Also has a 9mm model. The shotgun shell holding the revolver up in the picture is for support only. When they first came out the claim was that the low barrel design actually reduced felt recoil.
     
    Jul 1, 2012
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    You think the Rhino is expensive, look at current prices for its predecessor, the Mateba Model 6 Unica :)
    Same concept for barrel placement at the bottom of the cylinder (and same designer), but it's a fully semi-automatic revolver.
     

    ToolAA

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    Jun 17, 2016
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    God's Country
    You think the Rhino is expensive, look at current prices for its predecessor, the Mateba Model 6 Unica :)
    Same concept for barrel placement at the bottom of the cylinder (and same designer), but it's a fully semi-automatic revolver.

    I’ve got a few Glocks so I’m not turned off by ugly. In fact, I’ve always thought the Rhino looked quite stylish. If I had more money I would buy one.


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