Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Chiappa Firearms debuts their new .40 S&W caliber revolver at 2012 SHOT Show Booth 16144 main Hall
As you know the revolutionary premium quality Rhino Revolver is designed to fire from the bottom chamber of the cylinder which results in much less recoil and affords accurate lightning quick firing if so desired.
The NEW .40 caliber Chiappa Revolver utilizes full-moon clips to hold the rimless popular .40 caliber rounds.
Basic Specifications (more later as other models develop):
- Caliber: .40 S&W semi-auto round
- Moon Clips: Five come with each revolver
- Barrel Lengths: 2, 4, 5 and 6-inch
- Basic weight: 25-ounces with a 4-inch barrel
- Frame: Ergal (a high-strength aluminum alloy), cylinder, barrel and internal parts 4140 alloy steel.
- Metal finish:Blued
- Stocks:Composite rubber or wood.
- Capacity: 6-rounds
- Price (MSRP): 2-inch $839; 4-inch $929; 5-inch $949; 6-inch $989.
If you are attending the 2012 Shot Show visit MKS Supply at Booth 16144 Main Hall and be sure to check out Chaippa's new .45-70 Series rifles, M9-22, Hi-Points Firearms and the unique Tuff1 Slip On Grip Covers.
Marketed by MKS Supply, LLC.
877-425-4867 or 937-454-0363
It began in 2000. The full history of this Italian designed firearm is far too extensive for this press release, but a few facts may help you. The Rhino is NOT the semi-automatic revolver referred to as the Mateba (Accurately written as Ma.te.ba.). The Ma.te.ba. and Rhino are both designed by Emilo Ghisoni which may explain why the guns look similar. Mr. Ghisoni and his friend and financial supporter Antonio Gudazzo completed the project. When Mr. Ghisoni passed away in April 2008Mr. Cudazzo then took the gun design to Mr. Rino Chiappa, proprietor of the Chiappa Group (Italy) of which Chiappa Firearms is a subsidiary.
Mr. Chiappa then contacted Ron Norton of Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. (a subsidiary responsible for the developing of Chiappa products in North America) and the Rhino revolver finally begun production in 2009. The result is the Rhino, a different looking highly-functional, ultra-smooth action revolver with a purpose-engineered recoil controlling ergonomic design.
The Rhino is designed reduce its carry profile. This design is even carried into the hexagonal shaped cylinder making for a flatter profile when carried (especially handy for legal concealed carry).
The Rhino looks different, Why? The looks are the direct result of the innovative ergonomic improvements.Then again who would have thought a few years ago that fiberglass stocks (in color and with patterns) would one day be routinely accepted on traditional wood sporting rifles or that pink revolvers would be a rage?