2019 NASGW: new products from Chiappa Firearms
At the 2019 edition of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Expo (NASGW) held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center di Orlando, Chiappa Firearms is showcasing the newest and most exciting extensions to its already vast product line
The annual expo of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is one of the most “practically useful” appointments any International gun manufacturer has in its own agenda. Of course, we are talking about the US Market in particular, but after all, one of the most important markets… in the International Gun Market, indeed.
The Italian firm Chiappa Firearms, as well as many other from other countries, is among the institutional exhibitors at the NASGW, always with “something new” to showcase. Lets’ give a quick look to what they have this year…
WILDLANDS LINE OF RIFLES
The Chiappa 86 and 92 lever-action rifles are now available in new Wildlands models with 16” and 16.5” octagon and round threaded barrels, dark grey laminate stock with rubberized buttpad and triangular profile dark grey laminate forend, and a full Cerakote tactical grey finish.
Available in .44 Magnum and .45/70 Government, the new Chiappa 86 and 92 Wildlands line includes Takedown versions and a 92 L.A. Classic version with case color hardened receiver, a blued steel barrel, and oil finish walnut furniture.
LA322 Pistol Grip
Now available with a pistol grip-style wood stock, the Chiappa LA322 is the ideal plinking and small game rifle.
Built on an alloy frame and a steel blued barrel, this .22 Long Rifle lever-action powerhouse hosts up to fifteen rounds in the loading tube and is easily stripped down for safe storage or more convenient carry. Coming with a front fixed tunnel sight and a rear buckhorn-style dovetail sight, the LA322 sports a 18.5” barrel, a single-action trigger, and a half-cock hammer safety.
Little Badger OD Green with scope
The single-shot Little Badger break-open carbine from Chiappa, hailed by many as the handiest survival and outdoors rifle of the early 21st Century, arrives in a new combo with a factory-issued 4x20 scope.
The Little Badger OD Green rifle offers features such as an olive drab green buttplate, shell-holded and quad-rail handguard; a 16.5” barrel with a protected 1/2”x28 thread at the muzzle; OD green accents on the alloy frame and steel barrel; and a hammer extension for more convenient operation with the scope attached. The hammer dubs as a manual safety in its half-cocked position.
New Rhino revolvers
The Rhino family of revolvers, single-handedly responsible for making revolvers once again a modern and popular alternative for personal defense in the 21st Century, grows of yet two new entries dedicated respectively to concealed carry and sport shooting. The Rhino 30DS X Stainless, a special edition for 2020, offers features such as a 3” barrel and a full matte stainless finish plus an appealing red or black G10 grip, and comes issued from factory with a leather holster and three moon clips that make reloading that 6-shots cylinder with .357 Magnum ammunition a breeze.
The Rhino Match Master 6, prepared in collaboration with Wilson Custom Guns of London (England), is a pure sporting-oriented shooting machine offering an extended Hogue Micarta grip, a full PVD-coated aluminum alloy frame, steel barrel and breech shield, and an Aristocrat sight. The .38 Special chambering makes this configuration easy to control both in single and double action, and a perfect package for PPC!
Rhino CO2 revolvers
Airgun enthusiasts and Airsoft skirmishers and collectors will rejoyce to the fact that Chiappa’s own-built, CO2-powered versions of the Rhino revolver in 6mm and 4,5mm/.177 will soon be available on the market.
Fully manufactured out of metal, with composite wood-pattern grips, and offering a single-action or double-action triggers, those CO2-powered versions are exact replicas of the real-life Rhino, reprising every functional feature in great detail, and will get all your bases covered when it comes to inexpensive plinking, handling training, skirmishing, re-enactment, and more – even just as a piece of conversation!
The Rhino CO2 revolver will be available in four versions with 5-inch barrels: black, Nickel, Limited, and Charging Rhino.