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Ultra-light Poli-Lite Revolver

In 2000, the prototype was presented, and in 2006, the batch production of Rhino double-action revolvers, designed by Italian engineer Emilio Gizoni, began. Currently, this product of the company Chiappa Firearms is considered the most advanced in its segment in the world market of firearms. weaponsreports the site

The Chiappa Rhino revolver has an unusual trigger mechanism - it can be carried with the hammer cocked. The barrel is located opposite the lower drum chamber, so the toss of the muzzle of the barrel is minimal. This is a very compact weapon with a hexagonal six-part metal drum, which makes it thin enough for concealed carry. Ergonomic grip provides good control of the weapon.

At the 2014 German IWA & OutdoorClassics exhibition, Chiappa Firearms launched the Poli-Lite version of the revolver, a mock-up of which was first unveiled at the SHOT Show in January. The working samples shown in Nuremberg will be on the market in the coming months.

The Poli-Lite model has no technical changes in the overall layout and principle of operation compared to previous versions of the Rhino revolver. Rhino Poli-Lite uses a high-strength fiber-reinforced polymer frame that is as reliable as a metal frame. At the same time, it has a very low weight, which provides even more convenient open and concealed carrying to civilians, bodyguards and security and law enforcement officers.

The revolver uses the .38 Special cartridge, since using a larger caliber in the polymer frame is not safe. In addition, with a larger caliber may increase the fling of the muzzle of the barrel and recoil.
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  1. Afinogen
    Afinogen April 8 2014 08: 04
    This is a very compact weapon.

    It’s hard to call it compact, it can be easy.
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 April 8 2014 08: 21
      Quote: Athenogen
      This is a very compact weapon.

      Hard to call it compactmay be easy.

      It’s possible in a woman’s hand, but if you take his man in your hand?
      1. Alex_Popovson
        Alex_Popovson April 8 2014 09: 28
        No, and the truth is not too compact Babakh, judging by the photographs. True, it’s still retribution, it seems, for ease. There is no information on it, but the campaign there is an idea there, as with the Glocks - a maximum of polymers. But the fact that such a flat compact can fit
    2. allexx83
      allexx83 April 9 2014 00: 08
      Probably meant "suitable for concealed carry, quick release and stealthy for metal detectors"
  2. Gunslinger
    Gunslinger April 8 2014 09: 43
    He looks kind of unpretentious, does not look very aesthetically pleasing.
  3. Hort
    Hort April 8 2014 11: 25
    some ugly
  4. kav669
    kav669 April 8 2014 11: 55
    I think a very effective design, compact
  5. Afinogen
    Afinogen April 8 2014 13: 30
    That's not a bad, elegant look and the 357 magnum cartridge.

  6. Massik
    Massik April 8 2014 17: 53
    Above the barrel, why? At first I thought that he could shoot with a doublet)))
    He looks kind of unpretentious, does not look very aesthetically pleasing.
    If you do not take into account that the trunk is below, he looks in the style of fantastic games, people will buy.
    1. Vasek
      Vasek April 10 2014 00: 17
      Quote: Marssik
      Above the barrel, why?

  7. Alew
    Alew April 8 2014 18: 23
    Friends, these revolvers have long outlived themselves in the serious armies of the world. All their advantage is to muzzle the trigger a second time during the misfire. the sleeve remains in the drum. not at the crime scene. The use of separate charges (traumatic). The use of jet and special cartridges. In inexperienced hands are safer. applicability and disadvantages lack of compactness. long extraction even with accelerators and replaceable drums. more suitable for the police. civilians and special forces. And this ultra-light revolver is a purely commercial version with advertising and it’s not at all bad that the revolvers are still modernizing and releasing it.
    1. Bosk
      Bosk April 8 2014 23: 02
      As the army agrees, but for personal use (not wearing) it is, in my opinion, the most ideal option, it’s like the only weapon that can be kept in a shuffle box for ten years, and then take it out and make a shot without any manipulations, again, simplicity and reliability will always be in demand.
  8. Pelican
    Pelican April 8 2014 18: 28
    Does he ring when passing the booth? wink
  9. les103284
    les103284 April 8 2014 22: 49
    Flight of weapons design thought, no more. It’s hard to say how a model probably deserves the right to exist, which niche it will occupy in the arms field.
  10. Slavs
    Slavs April 9 2014 23: 16
    A purely civilian weapon, in my opinion. Just why is the trunk down ?? Judging by the photo, the axis of the barrel channel does not coincide with the drum chamber ... But the top one coincides ... Maybe someone is more big-eyed, correct me if I am mistaken.
    PS I'm sorry .. I found it, examined it - the barrel is at the bottom ... As I understand it, the "chappa" has this feature on other models.
    1. Vasek
      Vasek April 10 2014 00: 30
      Quote: Slavs
      Just why is the trunk down ??

      Barrel axis ~ = continued support (arms)> recoil is transmitted along the forearm-shoulder-body line> less upward throw (with a hand)> increased ergonomics and accuracy.
      From myself: Very comfortable in the hand; firing a pistol with a low barrel is unusual, but you get used to it quickly; the descent is noticeably easier than the rest of the revolvers.
      But, as the comments above correctly said: weapons are not military, but just for self-defense.
      Also, how often does something really new happen in the world of revolvers?
      Plus Chiappe IMHO.
  11. Zomanus
    Zomanus April 13 2014 10: 25
    Normal gun for civilians. This is not a long battle to lead.