Let me say this again… I was interested in getting a Chiappa Rhino revolver with the 4″ barrel.
But not anymore. They really turned me off. Its not that I care a wit about the RFID scare or if it’s a concern or not… that’s not the point. The tone they took on the issue is insulting to anyone that has a concern. It’s much like those that questioned the President’s birth certificate and just calling them “Birthers”. Slinging an insult instead of addressing a legitimate concern. I’ll have to pass on a new Chiappa. This is too bad… because it’s a rather neat gun. But I can live without it.
Maybe a used one… eventually. But I wouldn’t give them any of my money now.
The Art of War is a book that I’ve read many times through. The book is simple and straight forward, much like Sun Tzu’s tactics. One of the things he teaches, is to hit first, and to hit so hard that the enemy is unable to hit back.
Recent message asked what guns I was thinking about getting in the future.
That’s a good question. Because there are so many awesome guns out there, and new ones coming down the pipe.
North American Arms has really slammed a home run with the Ranger.
It’s finally an NAA Mini that you can pop open and empty the brass with one hand, and then use the other hand to quickly feed the new rounds in. We are talking about a 4 second reload.
If NAA made some sort of mini speed-loader – that would be wicked cool. Kind of pointless, but still, very cool.
I would like to see a version of the Ranger with a longer barrel, but as it sits, this is the world’s coolest .22 Mag.
I need a revolver. A full framed 686 with a 4 inch barrel, in .357 Magnum. The one main reason that I need one, is that I don’t have one. J-Frame Snubs are great, but the full size, no compromise feel, comfort, and accuracy of a 686 is on a whole other level. Especially when shooting magnum loads. Now, I like .357… I’m one of the few who actually really do like it and dont prefer to fire .38’s out of it. .44 is great, but the cost per shell is significant higher… and if I was going to go there, I would personally rather step up into the .460 Magnum. Yes, I know it’s a much bigger and heavier frame, but its precisely that frame that makes the .460 shootable. But now I come around to consideration of what I would do with a .460 as its now too heavy for any comfortable daily carry type work… which is where that .357 686 comes into play as a great packing gun. Our good friend Mike Kupari is a big time advocate of the wheel gun, and of the .44 magnum. I think I can put the blame on him for this itch in my brain. The other great thing about getting a .357 Mag Revolver is that it would go very well with my .357 magnum M92 Lever Action that I plan on getting… probably next.
Ken from North American Arms sent me their new little “RANGER” .22 Mag revolver.
It looks like a work of art... a balistic jewel.
The Ranger is very unique for NAA… it’s a top break with an auto ejector, just like a little Schofield. It’s also unique in that its the only top break being made in the US right now. (The others are from Italy) So far my impression is very favorable. Unfortunately its been too cold to hit the range! Hopefully I can get some shots in before the Big Game.
The ejector is an example of some precision machining.