I had the opportunity to try out a friend’s Chiappa Rhino at the range this morning. I hadn’t fired a revolver in years, and this was also the first time to shoot a .357 magnum. Good news is that I managed the correct grip and avoided any embarrassing burns or boo-boo’s.
Holy moly is this little bugger loud. This was at an indoor range, so every bang comes with a bit more oomph. The .357 round combined with a short, 2" barrel probably didn’t help with the sound and fury. But there was less recoil than anticipated, which should be the case, as the Rhino was designed to deliver just that.
I tried the “PST-101 Exam” with the Rhino, which basically requires one to shoot 3 rounds at 3, 5, 7, and 10 yards within the torso “A box” of an IPSC target. Or more like the equivalent thereof, as I was aiming at a 3" circle. Close enough for horse shoes? Close enough to pass the class!
I entertained the idea of getting a 5" version in 9mm until I looked at the price tag. Not today. Nor for a while.