Originally Posted by chrish
clance... picts of your Chiappa are now required That's on my short list. I want that .357 bad bad bad!
As soon as I get back to the house I would be glad to post a picture or two of the Rhino.
It's a great revolver that has little muzzle flip with .357 and none with .38 +Ps. To think that is out of a 2" inch alloy gun.
If you ever shot a 2-1/2 inch 640 Smith or a SP-101 Ruger loaded with .357s you know what I mean!
I instantly fell for it the first time I shot one and would highly recommand one over either a J-frame Smith or a SP-101 Ruger as a conceal carry piece. Yes, it's not as pretty as a nickel plated or high polish blue Smith, Colt or Ruger but boy does it got it where it counts!
The only thing that I don't like about it is that Chiappa mount rubber grips on it instead of nylon or wood. While I understand that they probably did that to reduce felt recoil in the palm of your hand (and with .357 you do feel it even with the rubber grips). The rubber grips grab at clothing, something that you do not want with a conceal carry piece. As soon as I can I plan on replacing the rubber grips with large wood one so that I can modify the grips to fit my hand.
As promise a couple pictures of my Rhino in comparison to my TP-9.
Of course the Rhino is thicker then the TP for obvious reasons, but the height is approximately the same and the length is approximately the same as one of the P series. Of course the TP conceals easier due to in thin profile, but the holster included with the Rhino does a great job of hiding it's bulk.