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Chiappa .40S&W revolvers?
« on: December 08, 2016, 09:46:48 AM »
Any folks here have one of these Italian wheelies? Their look reminds me vaguely of that futuristic blaster Decker used to shoot the androids in BladeRunner.

1) If so, which model (and barrel length)?

2) Good quality?/bad quality? How's it shoot? Accuracy? Recoil?

3) Have you considered having the cylinders reamed to 10mm specs? Is that even do-able on these guns? (I.e., is there enough "beef" and length to the cylinder to make the conversion viable?)

Thanks!
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Re: Chiappa .40S&W revolvers?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 07:02:05 PM »
I have owned several of the 357 models. They are very accurate and easy to shoot. One of the fastest revolvers ever made as muzzle rise is very minimal because the muzzle is so low in your hand. They are incredibly smooth in double action. They are little weird but maybe one of the most innovative designs ever. Complex so if you like to tinker this may not be a good gun for you. I sold mine but wish I had it back as it is far superior to the Ruger LCR I own now.

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 07:43:06 PM »
A friend has an LCR, not impressed.
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Re: Chiappa .40S&W revolvers?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 06:18:28 AM »
Thanks, guys. Yeah I haven't heard a lot of positive about the LCR.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 10:38:12 AM »
Chiappa Revolvers are great quality .. But why not a 40 S&W/10mm ?

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 07:29:59 PM »
I just handled one of these for the first time today. a local gun store has a variety of these Chiappa Rhino revolvers and despite the fact that they are ugly as sin, they handle quite well. when I found out they offer them in 40 S&W the first thought that came to mind was "could these be converted to 10mm?". the gun store let me play around with one for a bit and I confirmed that I would be able to fit the 2" model in my pocket without it standing out too much.

I'm looking for a new CCW to replace my S&W 38 special and a snub nosed 10mm would be a great option!

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 02:26:38 PM »
I was thinking about a 10mm revolver conversion last year and the Chiappa didn't even cross my mind for some reason. It looks to be very 'burly' and well made, and may be a great host for a conversion.
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Re: Chiappa .40S&W revolvers?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 05:25:15 PM »
Before buying a Chiappa, any model, you should check their customer service record. When last I did they were about a -5 on a 10 scale. Absolute bottom of the line. They may have gotten better as they certainly could not have gotten worse.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 07:04:27 PM »
Before buying a Chiappa, any model, you should check their customer service record. When last I did they were about a -5 on a 10 scale. Absolute bottom of the line. They may have gotten better as they certainly could not have gotten worse.
That is indeed a problem.
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Re: Chiappa .40S&W revolvers?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 07:04:49 AM »
Before buying a Chiappa, any model, you should check their customer service record. When last I did they were about a -5 on a 10 scale. Absolute bottom of the line. They may have gotten better as they certainly could not have gotten worse.

I've had 2 service issues with one of their uppers. One got resolved in 6 months the other has been on going for almost 2 years.

I thought this was a "small" problem it took 6 months for Chiappa to replace it.


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Re: Chiappa .40S&W revolvers?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2017, 12:16:14 PM »
Before buying a Chiappa, any model, you should check their customer service record. When last I did they were about a -5 on a 10 scale. Absolute bottom of the line. They may have gotten better as they certainly could not have gotten worse.

I've had 2 service issues with one of their uppers. One got resolved in 6 months the other has been on going for almost 2 years.

I thought this was a "small" problem it took 6 months for Chiappa to replace it.

Seems like they're still at about the -5 level & don't give a rip about improving.
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Re: Chiappa .40S&W revolvers?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2017, 07:18:24 PM »
BOUGHT ONE OF THOSE UGLY MUTTS USED IN .357 ONE DAY AT THE RANGE I WAS TESTING A LOAD, HE WAS ALONG SIDE ME COMPLAINING THIS PIECE OF YOU KNOW CANT SHOOT. WE MADE A DEAL, COULDNT BELIEVE SO CHEAP THOUGHT MAYBE GUN BROKE. WENT TO THE FRONT MGR TOLD ME HE BOUGHT IT THERE 2 MONTHS AGO. THE MGR WAS A FRIEND SHOT THE GUN,ITS PERFECT. I BEGGED NO MONEY, ALMOST FELT GUILTY
SIR, WOULD YOU MIND LEAVING ME A FEW ROUNDS TO TRY IT. HALF A BOX, WASNT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SLEEP BECAUSE OF GUILT.
TARGET AT 15 YDS, RECOIL WEIRD BUT NOT MUCH, DEADLY ALMOST ALL TOGETHER FAS FAST AS POSSIBLE, SMALL FLAME WITH HOT FED
125 GRAIN 357 MAG WHAT ASCORE

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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2017, 06:01:30 AM »
Before buying a Chiappa, any model, you should check their customer service record. When last I did they were about a -5 on a 10 scale. Absolute bottom of the line. They may have gotten better as they certainly could not have gotten worse.

I've had 2 service issues with one of their uppers. One got resolved in 6 months the other has been on going for almost 2 years.

I thought this was a "small" problem it took 6 months for Chiappa to replace it.

I had a similar issue with the .22 upper. ATI took care of it quickly.
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Re: Chiappa .40S&W revolvers?
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2017, 08:19:16 AM »
Any folks here have one of these Italian wheelies? Their look reminds me vaguely of that futuristic blaster Decker used to shoot the androids in BladeRunner.

1) If so, which model (and barrel length)?

2) Good quality?/bad quality? How's it shoot? Accuracy? Recoil?

3) Have you considered having the cylinders reamed to 10mm specs? Is that even do-able on these guns? (I.e., is there enough "beef" and length to the cylinder to make the conversion viable?)

Thanks!

A 40S&W or 10mm cylinder would require a moon clip


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