The Chiappa Rhino for sale at Omaha Outdoors is an excellent example of what happens when one throws out conventional wisdom, ignores what everyone else is doing, and says, "Forget what's been done. How can we build a revolver?" It's the premier example of Chiappa firearms for sale at Omaha Outdoors.
Chiappa's Rhino 40DS, on paper, sounds like a regular revolver. Six shots of 357 Magnum coming out of a 4" barrel, a 7075 T6 aluminum frame, DA / SA trigger and hammer, walnut grips. Its little brother the Rhino 20DS features many of the same specifications except for rubber grips and a 2" barrel. What makes the Rhino different is simple: it's upside down.
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Rather than have the firing cylinder be the one at the top, pushing bullets out a high-mounted barrel, the Rhino has the barrel at the bottom of the cylinder. A high bore axis is often cited as a reason for one to stay away from certain semi-auto pistols, but one can only drop the bore so low as the slide must be able to cycle over the web and thumb of the shooter's hand. Revolvers don't have that problem, but they almost always have the barrel way up top, a place so high that it might as well compete with the highest of high bore axis pistols. Why does bore axis matter? Imagine a lever. As Archimedes once said, give me a place to stand and a lever long enough, and I'll move the world. The higher above the hand the barrel is, the more recoil sensation or muzzle flip will be felt as this additional distance levers the muzzle up and away from the target.
Revolvers otherwise like the Chiappa Rhino 60DS revolver with its long target 6" 9mm barrel would normally place a lot of upward force on the shooter's hand, but the Rhino puts the barrel practically in line with the shooter's forearm. The bottom line is that the Rhino dramatically reduces felt recoil and makes shooting a powerful revolver quickly a much easier proposition. Plus, its aluminum frame means that it's lightweight for carry, too. The Rhino is a win / win from a design standpoint.
The Chiappa Arms online catalog doesn't stop with innovative revolvers, as they also produce a rimfire version of America's best handgun called the Chiappa 1911 22. Their shotguns and rifles bring to life some of the most legendary firearms from American history. Want a Mare's Leg lever action pistol like the one carried by Steve McQueen? How about the Alaskan, a hard chrome 357 mag lever action rifle with a short 16" barrel that will stand up to the toughest environments while dishing out serious punishment? Even better, it's a takedown model that can be stowed in very small spaces. The famous Spencer rifle won the American Civil War, and Chiappa makes faithful reproductions in the period correct 56/50 or the 45 Colt cartridge available in many gun stores. Maybe a shotgun is more your style. Limited in magazine capacity or action type by law? Want something that'll scare the crap out of anyone when they look at the business end? The Triple Threat is a fearsome break-action 12-gauge shotgun with THREE 18.5" barrels. It's the perfect gift for the modern pirate in your life.