SHOT Show 2019 – Chiappa Firearms introduces the new Nebula variant of its signature Rhino revolver, available with a Double/Single action or a single-action only trigger and sporting a captivating multi-colored finish
The Chiappa Firearms Rhino revolver can very well be credited for single-handedly bringing this category of firearms out of the shadows of obsolescence and back under the limelight of modern sporting and defensive handguns. Sporting a unique, futuristic design – which almost instantly made it a star, featured in countless movies, TV shows and videogames – the Rhino offers form, function, and performance.
New to the extensive Rhino revolvers line for 2019 is the Chiappa Firearms Rhino Nebula variant, featuring a distinctive and captivating “Nebula” mixed color finish obtained by physical vapor deposition (PVD) on all outer metal finish, providing this gun with an almost hypnotically elegant look while at the same time offering superior resistance against corrosion or blemish.
The Chiappa Firearms Rhino Nebula also comes equipped with a blue laminate wood grip, conceived to match perfectly the purple and blue tones of the deep space-inspired "Nebula" finish. The caliber is .357 Magnum; every Rhino Nebula revolver comes issued with two moon clips for fast reloading.
As usual with all the Rhino variants, the Chiappa Firearms Rhino Nebula revolver is built around a CNC-machined alloy frame and features a precision-built 6-inch (152 mm) steel barrel; an octagonal cylinder reduces the overall width, allowing for easier holstering and quicker draw.
The Chiappa Rhino Nebula revolver is available in a standard DS (Double/Single action) variant, featuring the usual "hammer-alike" external cocking lever, as well as in a single-action only (SAR) version that requires the hammer to be cocked manually before every single pull of the trigger. Both models come with a separate cocking status indicator.
The Chiappa Firearms Rhino Nebula revolver is 267 mm (10.5") long overall and weighs 950 grams (2.1 lbs) when empty. The barrel alignment to the lower cylinder chamber keeps its axis more in line to the shooter's hand and provides better control on felt recoil and muzzle climb, which is virtually reduced to zero.
The fixed front sight and adjustable rear sight of the Chiappa Firearms Rhino Nebula revolver offer high-visibility fiber optic inserts, and the barrel shroud sports a machined bottom Picatinny rail for tactical accessories and a top MIL-STD 1913 rail portion for reflex sights.