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.