Chiappa rhino .357 mag.

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    Chiappa rhino .357 mag.

    Been looking at the Rhino and, except for the price, I might have had one by now. As to price, anyone know if one can be had for under the $700+ MSRP listed everywhere in gun mags? I've seen the videos and the really light recoil--- has anyone tried one and how did you find the recoil; was it as low as the videos show it to be? Some say it's ugly; I go with those who prefer to say it looks " futuristic." And if you know where one can be had in the Cincinnati area for a GOOD price, please post it. Thanks.
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    Try calling Vandalia Armory in Vandalia Ohio. Usually great prices and they had a couple up there the other day. I liked the ones they had. Would love to shoot one and maybe someday own one. Good luck.
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    You might want to take a serious look at another thread here on DC regarding Chiappa. Just an FYI

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    I haven't personally shot one but did have the opportunity to fondle one at a LGS. It has a different look but the trigger pull was smooth. One of the salesmen said that he had fired one and that 357 felt like 38's.

    Sorry I don't really have much more info for you.
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    I would just stick to a j-frame or lcr. I wasn't impressed with the one I fired.

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    bigdog44; Thanks for the tip! Will check it out.
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    Stubborn: Interesting read! But is it true: they will not be added for another year??
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    I honestly don't know sir. I was more "put off" by the attitude of Chiappa management. I was mildly interested in the Rhino, until I read that thread.
    I just wanted to pass along the benefit of the knowledge and wisdom we enjoy as members here.
    The more info we have, the better decisions we make.
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    Hmmmm... Was intrigued with the design, but put off by the attitude... NEXT!
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    Just read an article in the Oct. issue of "Guns" by Massad Ayoob on the Rhino and his last line is this: " The $700-plus-range retail looks steep... until you realize what the Rhino gives you in accuracy and .357 Magnum controllability." He says a friend of his carries this gun as his EDC and says it feels like a .38 Detective Special. The article is a real plus for this gun, but the price is still pretty hefty,IMO. Still, I'm intrigued by it and might just have to go to Vandalia, Ohio to see one for myself(although I have seen them at my local target World).
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    I like the concept but I can't say I like the company's recent stance and philosophy. I wanted one until I read a bit....

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    The Rhino is the softest shooting .357 Magnum I've ever had the pleasure or displeasure to shoot. I would have to say that the recoil is best described as straight back into the hand, and only about as stout as a 9mm semi-auto... A joy to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly Boy View Post
    Just read an article in the Oct. issue of "Guns" by Massad Ayoob on the Rhino and his last line is this: " The $700-plus-range retail looks steep... until you realize what the Rhino gives you in accuracy and .357 Magnum controllability." He says a friend of his carries this gun as his EDC and says it feels like a .38 Detective Special. The article is a real plus for this gun, but the price is still pretty hefty,IMO. Still, I'm intrigued by it and might just have to go to Vandalia, Ohio to see one for myself(although I have seen them at my local target World).
    Do yourself a favor, and try out the many other fine gun stores in the area. Shooting on their range gives me the heebie-jeebies, and I have never seen them have competitive prices on anything.
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    buckeye .45: You're right on re. prices at Target World. I have a preference for the LGS in Loveland, Ohio( You probably know exactly whereof I speak!). TW is literally right down the street from me, so I have a membership there due to convenience.
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    Here are a couple of reviews:
    Charge of the Chiappa Rhino
    Gun Review: Chiappa Firearms Rhino | The Truth About Guns
    I am going to see if someone has on at the next big gun show here (Oct 21), I want an in person look. Finding someone who actually has one in stock for sale may be a trick for a while.
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