New Chiappa Rhino CO2 Air Pistols Announced
Italian manufacturer Chiappa has announced the launch of the Rhino CO2 air pistol. In fact, this CO2-powered version of the uniquely-styled Chiappa Rhino centerfire pistol is available in a variety of configurations and finishes.
Rhino CO2 pistols are CO2-powered, BB-firing, 6-shot revolvers. They have double/single actions and a single stage trigger.
Barrel length is 5 Inches and the overall length 9 1/2-Inches. Weight is 2.5 Lbs.
The Muzzle Velocity is listed as 324 FPS (100 Meters per second). There’s also an adjustable rear sight.
Like the centerfire models, the Rhino CO2 revolver combines a “low level” barrel location with a high ventilated rib. The barrel position is intended to reduce muzzle flip in the 357 Magnum centerfire version.
There’s also an under-barrel Picatinny rail, suitable for mounting a laser or flashlight.
Chiappa is listing four different Rhino CO2 models. Two have full-size pistol grips, the others feature compact grips.
Pricing is based on the style and finish. The lowest-cost model is the Rhino Revolver 50DS in black with full-size grip. That’s shown in our heading photograph above. Chiappa’s website gives the MSRP as $149.00.
There’s also a nickel-finish version with an MSRP of $179.00.
In addition, Chiappa has the Charging Rhino version in contrasting black and white. This has a MSRP of $229.00. The Limited Edition (white and black) model tops the range at a MSRP of $239.00.
For more details, check out the Chiappa Firearms website. You’ll see that Chiappa is also introducing 6 mm Airsoft versions of the same guns. As the Rhino CO2 models currently are listed as “out of stock”, it looks as if the first shipment is on its way to the USA.