New Triple Barrel Shotguns

Richard Johnson
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Chiappa Firearms introduced the company’s Triple Barrel shotgun a few years back. In January, the company will unveil two new versions of the shotgun: one in 20 gauge and another in 28 gauge. The 20 gauge is called the Triple Threat while the 28 gauge shotgun is called the Triple Crown.

The Triple Barrel shotgun has three barrels arranged in a pyramid shape. Two barrels in a side-by-side arrangement are on the bottom while a third is centered above the lower two. Until now, the gun has only been available in 12 gauge though there have been a variety of options available.

New guns will feature wood furniture. The Triple Threat buttstock is removable for compact storage. The gun will shoot without the buttstock if you like the idea of a triple barrel shotgun with a pistol grip.

Both shotguns come five chokes: skeet, improved cylinder, modified, improved modified and full. The chokes use the Remington thread pattern.

The suggested retail price of the 20 gauge is $2,079. The 28 gauge shotgun is a little cheaper at only $2,039.

Chiappa builds a variety of firearms beyond these unique shotguns. The company makes a variety of reproduction guns and also a large number of .22 LR guns. One of the .22 LR rifles the company introduced this year was the LA332 Deluxe: a lever action rimfire.

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  • MR_Mr_Deplorable_Hapla MR_Mr_Deplorable_Hapla on Dec 28, 2015

    Open question to the floor:

    Why is a seemingly 'simple"-straightforward, 100+ year shotgun mechanism priced at $2000+? Materials? Workmanship? Because they can?

    My thanks in advance.

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    • Wesley John Blokker Wesley John Blokker on Dec 28, 2015

      @MR_Mr_Deplorable_Hapla Actually...Most SxS and O/U shotguns are expensive since the barrels have to be precisely aligned so the shot converges on where the bead aims...But if you have watched the Hickok45 video where he tests the Chiappa shotgun you will clearly see they didn't even bother with fine tuning the barrels to the sight! They are charging this much for nothing more than import costs and because of the novelty...Now if the shot converged properly I could imagine the price is fair however this shotgun isn't much better than those cheap Baikal coach guns imported by Century...

  • HSR47 HSR47 on Dec 29, 2015

    The article is somewhat lacking in details; "Triple Threat" and "Triple Crown" are the current model designations for Chiappa's triple-barrel shotguns in 20" and 28" variants respectively: The former are ostensibly intended for defensive uses, while the latter are advertised for hunting/competitive uses.