SHOT Show 2017 - Chiappa Firearms boosts its product line with the launch of two new variants of their iconic 1873 SAA revolver reproductions
The Italian-based Chiappa Firearms Company – one of the world's leaders in the global market for historical firearm replicas – had many exciting news to provide this year at the SHOT Show.
One of whose is their takeover of the quintessentially American Charles Daly brand, which will from now on effectively dub as a Chiappa's distribution branch for certain products such as the well-known triple-barrel shotguns and the new AK-based 9mm-caliber defensive pistols.
But the Italian company also had some new entries in its line of 1873 SAA-based single-action revolvers, dedicated to sport and leisure shooters worldwide, which seems to grow more and more popular year after year.
The new SAA "Regulator" revolver is Chiappa's response to customers demand for a single-action model that would be classic in design and yet chambered for a round that would be popular enough to be easily encountered off the shelf or easily reloaded with components plentily available.
Basically your average 1873 – except with an aircraft aluminum frame instead of a steel construction, using polymer grip panels, and a firing pin transfer bar for safety – the SAA "Regulator" is available in .45 Long Colt and .38 Special calibers, making it an excellent choice for both competition and training.
Chiappa also has a new variant of its SAA 1873 revolver in the varmint and sport shooting .17 HMR caliber variant. The new SAA 1873-17 is very similar to Chiappa's earlier SAA version in .22 rimfire, this time coming with fixed sights, a 6-shots cylinder, and polymer grip.
MSRP has not been announced yet for any of the two variants.
Chiappa Firearms 1873 SAA - Specifications
SAA 1873-17, SAA Regulator
– .17 HMR (SAA 1873-17)
– .45 Long Colt, .38 Special (SAA Regulator)
120 mm / 4.75"
Fixed blade front, frame tunnel rear
260 mm / 10.75"
– 1 kg / 2.2 lbs (SAA Regulator)
– 1,36 kg / 3 lbs (SAA Regulator)