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Rhino Handgun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by slow2run, Mar 12, 2012.

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  1. slow2run

    slow2run Member

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    You can view This handgun at http://www.mkschiappa.com . I think it's gonging to have a big futures. If you have commits on this Rhino,then have your say?
     
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  2. dusty14u

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    Was there a specific question you had about the Rhino? I got one as a Christmas present and I really like mine. It is a great concealed revolver. I have a Ruger SP101 also but the Rhino has been my go to CCW. Very manageable recoil and good accuracy. I have had no issues or failures.
     
  3. slow2run

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    Thanks Dusty, that's what I wanted to know. Could you tell me if you model will take moon clips for the 357 mag Ammo?
     
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    Be kinda cool if they put a laser in the upper lug. Not on, in. Or, in place of?
     
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    With a 40 cal version comeing out ,they missed the chance to make it a 10mm/40s&w.
     
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    Very strange - futuristic looking guns.
    I just couldn't see John Wayne with one.

    But yet, they're strangely attractive.
    I'm hoping one of my buddies will buy one so I can see it firsthand & shoot it too.
    Then maybe if I like it, look into buying one for myself.
     
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    I love mine. I just wish they'd actually have the holsters that are in the catalog for the 4" available for sale, or provide dummy blocks to other holster makers.

    Had to paint my front sight ramp to see it well enought on the indoor range. No, the neon inserts in the catalog apparently aren't available, either.
     
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    I'm not the sort that likes or cares about lasers but in this case it just makes so much sense that it's surprising that they didn't drill out and install a laser in that big, deep sight rail.
     
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    I've never wanted up to the look of the short blued one, but the 5 or 6" (cant remember) stainless model is gorgeous in a demonic way :)
     
  11. slow2run

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    Just call or e-mail them, and tell them, what you think and want?
     
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    Good luck with e-mail. I sent a request for info on the .40 a month ago, with no response. It kind of put out the fire as if I can't get a reply so I can buy one, what can I expect if it breaks?
     
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    How much do they weigh? They look somewhat bulky and I wonder how they'd do in terms of instinctive shooting?

    What's the whole idea behind the Rhino? Where are they better than standard .357s?

    Does anyone have any photos of the Rhino next to a...er...real gun?
     
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    I don't think I'd use a handgun for rhino. Those things are scary.
     
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    They don't take moonclips. The supplied holster is very nice and I saw an IWB holster on their website but it isn't in stock so I will keep looking until it comes in.

    One of my first range trips I was having a great time and a family set upn the lane next to me. They only had one gun between a father mother and daughter. The daughter was about 15 years old. I asked them if they would like to try the Rhino and they said they did.

    All I had was my handloads pushing a 125gr flat point at 1550fps and it is a punishing load in the Ruger SP101 but felt like a heavier 38SP load in the Rhino. After the girl shot it she was grinning after hitting her target every time. The dad then told me it was her first time shooting. I am glad I didn't scare her but the Rhino is pretty tame with some haevy handloads.

    The POI does change with different loads going from 38SP to handloaded .357 powerhouses. It groups well as it is easy to get back or stay on target.
     
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    Here is a Rhino compared to a Ruger SP101 in 2-1/4" long barrel. Just took the pics in the porch table so I am hoping the quality is good enough to compare. The Rhino is 24ozs and the SP101 is 26 oz but holds only 5 rds compared to 6 in the Rhino.

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    I would be all over it in .44 magnum
     
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    With my Smith 19-3. Oh, and I could do without the stupid rail on the bottom.

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    Gun show coming up this weekend, may hafta grab one if I find a decently priced one
     
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    Yep! Loose the rail ...... :barf:

    and if I ever fall victim to this albatross, it will be probably the 6 inch version in SS

    It kinda looks like it means business..:cool:

    Unfortunately, for me the short barrel versions look like ..... hmmm ....a .... uh....a.... kinda.....like.....maybe....uh.... not yet fully evolved firearm sorta thingy!
     
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    I handled a rhino a couple weeks ago... and my oh my what a pile is JUNK!!!! Just sayin... it aint no Smith or Ruger :\
     
  23. slow2run

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    Tell us what the problems were?
     
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    The Rhino seems a lot like many other out there designs that are mechanically fantastic: but wholly unnecessary.

    In technical terms: the exceptionally low center of bore in relation to the hand gives added recoil control and therefore faster follow up shots.

    Then again; if rapid fire is your absolute goal - get an auto loader. Even if you don't like auto loaders or you want to champion the argument that revolvers are supremely reliable by comparison, you raise a whole other issue.

    Lets say the argument is reliability of a revolver, ok.
    Single actions are slow to load and or fire. ok.
    Double actions with a star extractor, much faster reloading and firing. ok.
    Bore axis in relation to hand is too high - makes accurate follow up shots slower. ok.
    Rhino: bore axis is within the palm, extremely rapid accurate fire. ok.
    Now I can unload all 6 shots as fast as an auto loader. ok.
    Speed loaders every 6 rounds still slower than a 1911 8 round stick magazine....

    Rhino seems to follow an evolutionary dead end. If I'm carrying a revolver for reliability than I'm not necessary concerned with firing as fast as humanly possible: because i only have 6 rounds before I have to reload. Now if recoil control in terms of making the firearm more pleasant to shoot is the point of it: I'm cool with that - but it's still only .357 magnum. When they make the Rhino in .454 casull (and up) and the bore axis in the palm makes it comfortable to shoot: give me a call.

    The Rhino really looks like a solution in search of a problem. Not entirely unlike the Webley-Fosbery Self-Cocking Automatic Revolver or the Mateba. The Mateba has almost the same bore axis position by the way - just for future references. My only revolver, btw, is a Ruger Super blackhawk. It loads and shoots slow, but it's a .44 mag - I don't really have to rush.

    Don't get me wrong: Rhino is an eat gun, I'd rather have it in a heavier caliber and without the built in rails that are designed to make it look cool. But hey: that's just preference.
     
  25. skt239

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    I don't believe you handled a Rhino at all. You've offered nothing in your post to lead me to believe otherwise.

    Drunken,

    I agree with you on somethings but disagree with you on others. I don't believe that the Rhino is a solution looking for a problem but rather a solution to a real problem. The muzzle rise on the Rhino is significantly less than that of a traditional revolver in .357 or even hot .38+P's.

    A lot of people carry revolvers Chambered for the aforementioned calibers and follow up shots might suffer for it. Less muzzle rise in a short barrel .357 is certainly a solution to a problem for self defense. After all, lots of people carry .357's and not that many are carrying .454's. Also, while a revolver does have limited capacity, myself (and a lot of other people) train to fire double taps, rather than get off as many rounds as possible. Certainly know one knows what will happen in a SD shooting but that's how I practice.

    I think a big bore Rhino makes a lot of sense and be fun to shoot. However, I also think that the Rhino works well for the reasons I listed above.
     
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