Gun Report

Chiappa Rhino No. 200DS 357 Magnum

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We liked the effects of lowering the barrel, and changing our grip was something we could get used to with additional range time, we felt. What we did not like was the added weight and bulk compared to the semi-autos, and the Rhino was the only pistol to have a malfunction during the testing —three failures to fire. Because it lacks a true rear sight, we also struggled getting shots on target during the defense test.

Chiappa Rhino No. 200DS 357 Magnum

Gun Details

Manufacturer
Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Recreational
Price
Caliber/Gauge
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Capacity
Weight Unloaded
Warranty
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single

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To be accurate, the barrel is not really under the cylinder, as it is sometimes described. The barrel aligns with the cylinder bottom.
The Rhino hammer had a notch cut into it, allowing the shooter to sight the gun either in double- action or single-action mode.

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