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How long before the Chiappa Rhino stars in a movie?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by nerd-with-a-gun, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. nerd-with-a-gun

    nerd-with-a-gun Member

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    You know, like the .44 automag used by Dirty Harry in "Sudden Impact". To me it looks like the perfect movie gun.
     
  2. tipoc

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    Never heard of it and don't know what it is.

    Is it a gun or a character from "Jersey Shore" like Snookie?

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  3. boricua9mm

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    The design (Mateba) has been around for a while already. It didn't exactly set the world on fire the first time around, so I doubt that the Chiappa, with it's lacking a semi-auto action, will revolutionize Hollywood.
     
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    The Mateba was an auto cocking revolver. Chiappa's pug ugly thing is just a conventional DA wheelgun with the barrel in the wrong place.

    Neither one is esthetically pleasing or particularly advantageous over conventional designs.
     
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    ...which would be exactly what the following sentence said....
     
  6. MatthewVanitas

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    I think the Rhino looks pretty dang cool.

    [​IMG]

    Certainly cool enough to be in a movie. And it's not like it's at a particular disadvantage to a Mateba in that respect, as 99.99% of an audience won't notice whether it's cycling semi-auto revo or just regular DA.
     
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    It's not nearly as disturbing to look at as Snookie
     
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    As usual beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And the standards for beauty are typically firmly rooted in what the viewer is most familiar with. The Rhino just pushes all the WRONG buttons both visually and functionally. As a result I'm not surprised that a lot of revolver shooters, who tend to be highly conservative, think it looks ugly as sin and is an answer to a question that no one ever asked.

    Meanwhile I'd be overjoyed to get a chance to try one. The idea of a double action revolver with the bore axis down firmly inline with the shooter's grip and forearm is an exciting concept. It promises to reduce the muzzle lift by a huge amount and make for quicker and more accurate follow up shots. Other than from a historical context this concept is "right" in a lot of ways. It may not look classic but it looks purposeful. I wish Chiappa all the luck in the world to get this new concept out there and in the hands of some shooters.
     
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    I've heard of the Mateba, but is a snookie a kind of person or what? Never heard of that one.

    Anyway, I do like the lower bore axis of the Mateba, I would really like to fire on to feel how much less muzzle flip you get.
     
  10. tipoc

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    The designer of the Mateba also designed this gun. As folks have pointed out the concept is to get the axis of the bore lower in the hand. Mechanically this presents some challenges.

    I'd like to shoot this gun as well as the Mateba but I've never seen one personally only in books. Google also turns up quite a bit.

    Snookie is a woman who no doubt makes her Mama proud. She is the dream girl of many men. That is if you dream about small, orange women who are kinda Oompa Loompa looking and get in bar fights. An all around class act, if your class of choice is the lumpen proletariat.


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    I could see one showing up (perhaps slightly modified) in a sci-fi movie due to the very unconventional looks.
     
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    I'm also very interested in how it would shoot and handle. I also think it looks neat, agree that it would probably work best in a sci-fi movie though.

    -Jenrick
     
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    The Mateba was used in the movie "Ghost in the Shell", which came out in 1995.
     
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    I think the concept is certainly sound, and the low bore axis (lower than autos) would be especially helpful in a short-barreled concealment gun. I am also in the "looks cool" camp. I wish them luck and nominate the Rhino as Deckard's gun should anyone decide to remake Blade Runner.
     
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    Plus one on the bore axis comment!
     
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    The Russians have a variant of this revolver called the Nosorog AEK-906 (that's "rhinoceros" in Russian) calibered in 9x19 and 9x18 Makarov. Uses a "moon clip" to hold and facilitate loading the rounds.

    Neat gun.

    Here's a link:

    http://www.rbs.ru/vttv/99/firms/kovrovm/e-aek906.htm
     
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    Oops! sorry 'bout that. Skimmed replies too quickly.
     
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    Sort of looks like the revolvers carried by the Gorilla Police in the original "Planet Of The Apes."

    IMHO...
     
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