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Old August 13, 2013, 12:43 AM   #68
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I instead submit the offspring of Ghisoni's (of MaTeBa) M2006 revolver, the Chiappa Rhino, as the next "Greatest Thing We Didn't Love Until it was Too Late." We have a great concept, solid design, poor business decisions...
Have you handled a Rhino?
They may seem cool to a lot of people, based solely on looks; and even more cool, based on the ergonomics. But... they're dogs, mechanically. Fit and finish suck. The cocking/firing mechanism is overcomplicated and rougher than a gravel road. Trigger feel is terrible, and trigger weight heavy. And, they're coming from a company that no one (in the U.S.) respects, to begin with.

Rhinos will be in the same category as the Dardick 1100 and 1500, if they're killed off -- peculiarities that didn't catch on, due in part to poor execution and manufacturing shortcuts.
"Such is the strange way that man works -- first he virtually destroys a species and then does everything in his power to restore it."
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