Chiappa Triple Threat Home Defense Shotgun

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Check out the Chiappa Triple Threat. It is a triple 18.5″ bbl home defense shotgun. I got a chance to see it on display back at SHOT Show 2013 in the Chiappa booth. The removable stock is an interesting idea to keep the shotgun OAL short. It just looks a little odd to me.

I have been told that TFB will be reviewing the Triple Threat. No idea as to when but look forward to it.


Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick has been only been shooting for the past 3 years but found his passion through competitive shooting. USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.


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  • Anonymoose

    I think I’d rather have something like a Remington 1740 if I were to get a multiple-barrel shotgun for HD. This seems more useful for hunting and clays though, since it would be faster than a semi-auto. iirc it lacks ejectors though…

    • Giolli Joker
      • Guest

        Is it wrong for me to be sexually aroused by this?

        • Giolli Joker

          No… but just as long as you don’t enter into details… :-P

      • avconsumer2

        lol – wow – nice.

      • Eric S

        I love these, but one of a kind is a lie. Definitely better than the last one I saw though.

        Back on topic, I really hope Chiappa takes the next logical step and makes a version of the Russian Cosmonaut gun. The one with the detachable machete stock. Given that they’re rolling out the M6-22, it’s simply divine will at this point.

  • strongarm

    The gun has no barrel selector. Shooter should have to load all empties on every barrel
    break up, or in other case it should be necessary continious dry firing to reach to the
    loaded bore. Though rather hard to design a three barrel selector, the producers must
    have to provide it for emergency use.

  • Lance

    Sorry to slow Joe Biden that’s a assault weapon it has a extra barrel 3 not 2 that’s too much firepower!!! LOL

    • Pete Sheppard

      Somebody had to say it… ;)

    • dupkaman

      Perhaps Shotgun Joe will advertise for them firing it blindly through a front door or standing in the front yard shooting it in the air to scare off the bad guys.

  • Graham 1

    If I had a ton of money, I’d SBS one just for fun

  • Vhyrus

    Clown shoes

  • Blake

    Best feature: it’s a more effective blunt weapon than a lead pipe after you run empty!

  • Fred Johnson

    Sweet! I wouldn’t mind buying one, coating it in civilian cosmoline and storing it for 25 years. Then selling it, hopefully for a profit?

    Another thought would be that it might make a cool rental gun at a gun range. Heads up gun range owners!

  • Greg Marsyada

    Are you guys sure this is made by Chiappa? I don’t see any bubblegum, cheap paint or plastic parts.

  • ThomasD

    It’s useless for home defense without a few picatinny rails. I mean, how else are you going to attach a flashlight, laser designator, holographic sight, and air raid siren???

    • bfmusashi

      Thank you sir, you made my day.

    • who cares?

      Duct tape, ’nuff said.

    • gunslinger

      don’t forget the pepper spray thing now!
      oh and BUIS and a foregrip

  • iksnilol

    Why not 4 barrels? It would be easier to make (two O/U single-trigger actions side by side).

    I heard something like that is being sold in Russia (called Leopard 12) though I haven’t found pictures.

    • gunslinger

      6. Hexagonal shap is the most efficient shape out there (bees make their honeycombs hex shaped, somthing with minimizing perimiter but maximizing space?)

      • iksnilol

        Hex would work if you have six barrels.

        Besides, much easier to make trigger mechanism for 4 barrels in the configuration I mentioned. Can you imagine the mechanism of not only a six barreled shotgun but one where the barrels are in a diamond configuration(four barrels)?

    • Rich Guy

      Here is a photo.

      • iksnilol

        That is probably what I was talking about, don’t know why i was expecting a fancy high-grade stock and 30 inch barrels.

  • who cares?

    I would love one of these, simply for the whacko factor.

  • Blake

    Hopefully many states’ “only 3 rounds capacity for bird hunting” laws will prevent an even more insane 4 bbl monster from getting off the drawing board…

    • gunslinger

      what? no gatling gun or minigun chambered in 12ga?

    • iksnilol

      Why you be hatin on innovation?

      • Blake

        Sorry but at least for me a 3- or 4-barrel shotgun falls outside the realm of “innovation” & more in the realm of “marketing gimmick”.

        Double-bbls are great; my Dad is at his best with an over-under (I’ve also seen him break doubles shooting from the hip &ltgrin&gt).

        But this thing is pure zombie apocalypse marketing or whatever else you want to call it. I have a really hard time believing the claimed 8 lb weight of this blunderbuss; maybe in the shorter-bbl version). It’s completely crazy to market this weird new unproven thing for “home defense” vs. a good old Mossberg or 870 with much more magazine capacity. The only place I see it making any sense at all is using the long-bbl version for bird hunting & clays where you’re limited to three shells (or as I mentioned before, as a blunt weapon…).

        If you’re a shotgun company & you want to “innovate”, make a lightweight weatherproof polymer stock with an adjustable length of pull and effective recoil reduction system that doesn’t cost an arm & a leg so that multiple shooters can use it comfortably & still easily pack it out to a duck blind in the middle of a swamp without killing yourself or making your dog wait for you.

  • itsmefool

    Awww, I figured Chiappa was going to put the barrels UNDER the forearm like that Rhino pistol because, ya know, the recoil pulse thingy is more centered in your…oh, never mind.

  • buck

    SWEET !!

  • 101nomad

    Just because they could, don’t make it right.

  • Rob

    Needs a bayonet