So, there's this little known revolver on the market, I was asked earlier how it handles and if I could give some information on it, I'll certainly try my best, but forgive me if I mess up any major gun terms.
This revolver was gifted to me by my boyfriend after I was robbed a year ago, I take it everywhere with me in my car and it rests every night on my nightstand.
It comes in 2", 4" and 6" models, named 200D, 40DS and 60DS.
The Chiappa Rhino 200D comes in .357, as does it's counterparts the 40DS and 60DS, it is also possible to shoot .38 special out of these but with a sacrifice to accuracy, the current cost of the 2" barrel version is somewhere around 600 USD, which is a modest price for a .357.
The ergonomics on this gun are off the charts, everyone I've let handle or shoot this gun leaves impressed and saying it's the most comfortable revolver they've ever shot. It features a small but very useful beaver tail on the grip, this acts as a recoil helper because the grip can't just slide down into your hand uncomfortably during firing, which would make you have to re adjust, it allows for a tight and high grip on the weapon and a greater control during the shooting process, follow up shots become a breeze and the grip is not too fat nor is it too thin like most wheelguns, it has just the right amount of beef to it without going overboard on the fat.
The trigger is amazing, it's wide and allows for excellent finger positioning and increased control when squeezing, your finger doesn't wear out quite as fast with this trigger, there is very even weight distribution so you don't jerk to one side or another and there is currently an excellent trigger upgrade which makes it a much lighter pull as the factory pull is something awful.
The neat thing about this gun is it doesn't seem to have muzzle rise when you fire, it's more of a straight back recoil opposed to a rising recoil.
The gun itself is slightly bulky, but not bulky enough to be ruled out as a CC weapon, medium to large framed people will have no problem concealing this gun, and small framed people would have no problem if they were willing to change attire around slightly to something more baggy, it would make a wonderful winter carry or a purse carry for a woman, as I do sometimes.
It features a lever like contraption on the left hand side rather than a button to release the cylinder for reloading, left hand users will have problems with this but right handed people will find it far more convenient than a traditional side button release, it aids in a faster reload, if you want to see it in action you can find it on youtube.
In looks this thing is awesome, and I always get people asking me what it is, I'm pretty sure those same people have probably gone out and bought one as they were so impressed with it's looks alone.
I generally only put .38 through it as .357 hurts my wrists too much, I can hit a 2 inch group at 10 yards, a 4 inch group at 20 yards and a 5 to 6 inch group at 30, which brings me to the sights.
It sports a rather clever rear notch sight which doubles as the cocking hammer, there is a small red button that pops up on top of the gun and tells you when the gun is cocked for single action, it has a hi-viz front sight, which makes for quick acquisition in low light shooting and the aiming just feels natural when you raise the gun to eye level.
The only con I have about it is the weight, it's slightly heavy, but that also has an advantage in keeping recoil to a minimum, and if you ran out of ammunition you could always throw it at their head and hope for a concussion, this gun would certainly deliver one if you hit someone with it.
All in all I would give this neat little revolver a 9 out of 10, the only failure I see with it is the cylinder release for left handed people.
Hope this is helpful, and here is a couple of pics I snagged off the net.