Chiappa Firearms Rhino Revolver
Here, from Media Day at The Range in Boulder City, NV is the Rhino revolver from Chiappa Firearms. Admittedly, this thing, especially with the 2” barrel (top), is an ugly bulldog of a gun, but there’s a reason for its homeliness.
The Rhino’s barrel is aligned with the bottom-most chamber in the cylinder rather than the top, which brings the bore more in line with the shooter’s arm. A defense revolver chambered in .357 mag, the Rhino is designed for “pointability” and to reduce the recoil and muzzle flip felt in most revolvers firing that cartridge. The flattened cylinder also makes it more comfortable for carry.
I got a chance to fire this gun, as well as the new 5” barrel version (bottom), and the controllability is outstanding with hardly any muzzle flip at all and surprisingly little recoil. $650. ChiappaFirearms.com