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Chiappa Rhino 30DS

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by kidneyboy, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Old Stumpy

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    If this were true, then the major powers would not have been so readily willing to adopt semi-automatic pistols such as the C96 Mauser of 1896, 7.63mm Luger of 1900, and the Roth Steyr of 1907. These European powers were firmly entrenched in revolver reliability, yet when they realized the superiority and practicality of these new and reliable pistols, many nations adopted them.
    They did not, however, adopt pistols such as the Borchardt of 1892, the Mars pistol of 1897, and many other mechanical oddities, because they were simply not practical. Along with reliability and accuracy, a successful military and police sidearm must be a simple and compact design.
     
  2. Odd Job

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    Let's dial down the heat and discuss the revolver.
     
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  3. kidneyboy

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    Second trip to the range today. Tried out some 38+p and 357 rounds and really impressed how this gun behaves, even with 357s. I'm particularly impressed with how easy it shoots one handed. It will now get a few hundred rounds of my 38 +p reloads with some Federal HSTs mixed in. I'm pretty confident this will be my carry piece, which is what I was hoping when I bought it.

    All shooting is done standing and unsupported.
    18 shots DA at 10yds
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    7yds at speed and reloading with speedloaders. ( Ignore those 223 holes)
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    Double taps strong hand and weak hand at 15ft.
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    I had a custom holster built for my 60DS. It shoots right where I point it and it's completely controllable. What's not to like?
     
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    But dang is it ugly!
    Very nice shooting by the way.
     
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    I think they’re cool looking in their own right, I especially like the 6” stainless. The short barreled versions remind me of a pork chop. I would buy a 6” stainless for the right price.
     
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  7. kidneyboy

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    I have a holster guy and will have him make an AIWB holster. For OWB I'll be ordering the one off the Chiappa site.
     
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    I'm a lefty so the factory usually doesn't offer what I need. Mine is a hybrid IWB/OWB.
     
  9. Insignificant bill

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    Actually it is no more complicated than a S&W
     
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    I like the White Rhino 40 Ds. My concern is durability. I can buy a GP 100 and I know it will outlast me.
     
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    So will the Rhino.
     
  12. kidneyboy

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    Do you have a pic of that?
     
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    Not handy but I will track it down.
     
  14. Old Stumpy

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    It looks like it would be pretty awkward to cock the hammer on this revolver one-handed, compared to a conventional DA revolver.
    Obviously, you are getting good groups with it, but it looks awkward to to grip to me.
     
  15. Old Stumpy

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    Do you have any evidence of that?
    We know that Ruger, Colt, and, S&W revolvers are durable and last a long time, because they have long history.
    But Rhinos? Not so much.
     
  16. Old Stumpy

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    I think that they look rather graceful, in a brick sort of way. :D
     
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    I have one of the early ones. A 200 DS. IIRC, serial number 1167. I've found it to be one of the most easy to shoot revolvers. Quick back on target. Pleasing recoil impulse, straight back, very little muzzle rise.

    I ran it through the paces. Around 10K rounds of a handloads, 158 lead SWC at 1100 fps. I loved shooting that gun until....

    One day I was shooting it and the "breech shield" broke in half and fell out of the gun. On the rhino, it's a separate piece, ie not part of the frame.

    And this where the love was lost. The initial customer service was disappointing to say the least. I basically had to bully and threaten them with putting them on blast to everyone I know, every social media outlet, every gun forum for them to finally make it right.
     
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    While they are on the ugly side, looks are deceiving, and like anything else, you really wont know until you actually spend some time with whatever it is to know. They are comfortable and well balanced in the hand.

    Personally, I cant imagine why you'd ever want to thumb cock one though. :)
     
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    Oi, that would be annoying. :)

    The way they are set up, and the way that recoil shield is, always reminded me of my Brit Enfield revolver. Sorta similar design.

    I had an issue with the Enfield when I first got it, and some of the rounds were binding against it as you tried to pull the trigger, binding things up. Annoying too, but a pretty quick and easy fix though. Pop it off, rub it across some emery until the tollerances are better, and pop it back on.
     
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    I don't think it is that ugly, but is it true you have to hang upside down to load it?
     
  22. kidneyboy

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    Yes, it's not hard once you get used to it.......
     
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  23. Old Stumpy

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    Accuracy? And, they do have an external hammer spur.

    And, are you saying that they are awkward to cock?
     
  24. kidneyboy

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    I have no issues cocking the hammer for SA shooting. It's like using the slightly bobbed hammer you used to see on snubbies. That said, I didn't get this to use in single action mode. It's a defense piece, fast shooting with very manageable recoil and easy to use strong hand and weak hand.
    It helped to be able to shoot one before making up my mind about buying. It settled my mind about the ergonomics. Lots of cool looking guns out there (CZ's and Ruger MK IVs are an example for me) that don't fit my hands or shooting style.
     
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    I didnt say they were awkward to cock, and they arent. Did you find them so?

    As far as accuracy goes, I shoot revolvers (and most things) more accurately in DA, than I do in SA. Besides, thats how DA revolvers are meant to be shot. If you want speed and accuracy out of them, its DAO.
     
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