SHOT Show 2023 – New from Chiappa Firearms, the single-shot Little Badger TDX rimfire survival carbine easily breaks down in two components for more convenient transportation or storage
The Chiappa Firearms Little Badger TDX .22 Long Rifle single-shot take-down carbine expands the Italian company’s lineup of rimfire survival rifles with a new entry designed to be kept always in tow and provide the highest levels of resistance against bad weather and rust. Now no longer just a folding carbine, the Little Badger TDX is a fully take-down design: a two-position selector located on the receiver releases the pivot pin, allowing the barrel assembly to be released from the stock; the two parts can then be coupled together for storage.
The Little Badger TDX features a new, lighter single-strut tube stock, with a folding butt-plate kept in place by a screw pin which also dubs as a spare ammunition holder. The Little Badger is sold in a very original, airtight plastic tube – similar to a poster tube – with a screw-on cap, custom graphics, and a nylon shoulder strap. A single-action design, the Little Badger TDX requires the hammer to be manually cocked before each shot; the hammer itself can be raised to a half-cock position and dub as the safety. Provided sights consist in a fixed front blade sight and a polymer adjustable M1 Carbine-type rear sight.
Other features include a 1/2×28 protected muzzle thread for sound suppressors; accessories, sold separately, include a hammer extension, two different types of slip-on AR-15 style pistol grips – including a “stowaway” grip design with storage space – and a 1/2×28 to 1/2×20 muzzle thread adapter.
Each Chiappa Firearms Little Badger TDX carbine comes from factory with a fiber cleaning brush. MSRP for the US market is set at $280.00.