[SHOT 2024] New Single Shot Big Badger, Wildlands 92 Takedown From Chiappa

At SHOT Show 2024, Chiappa Firearms displayed their latest offerings including the new single shot Big Badger, which was released in late 2023, and the updated Wildlands 92 Takedown, an angle-eject version of the 1892 lever-action rifle chambered in .44 Magnum.

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TFB Review: Chiappa Little Badger Upgrades By Otterman Outdoors

Recently I acquired a Chiappa Little Badger to test some .22LR ammo alternatives. Otterman Outdoors messaged me online and told me he had designed some Chiappa Little Badger upgrades and offered 3D-printed versions. I bought the set and it makes the Chiappa Little Badger better.

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The Rimfire Report: Italy's Chiappa Little Badger 22LR Survival Rifle

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report. TFB’s ongoing series covering rimfire firearms, history, ammunition, and sports, continues on from last week’s article covering Project Appleseed and how it has made practical marksmanship more accessible to civilians via its purposeful inclusion of commonly available 22LR semi-auto rifles like the Ruger 10/22. It seems some of you took issue with the fact that people are using simulated distance targets for rimfire, implying that proper marksmanship can’t be accomplished at those distances with those guns. However, I’d also like to point out that a considerable portion of what Project Appleseed does is serve as an education program for both adults and young children and it’s why you almost always see children involved in the pictures Project Appleseed posts on their Facebook page. While I’m all for kids learning to handle full-sized weapons, I don’t think we can realistically expect the average-sized 8-year-old to properly handle both the weight and the recoil of an M1 Garand or M1A rifle, especially from a standing position. In any case, and no matter what level of marksmanship knowledge these kids are receiving, I think it’s a net positive rather than any sort of detriment to a child’s or even an adult’s understanding of the basic principles of marksmanship. With that being said, this week’s subject is back to another review, this time featuring Italy’s Chiappa Little Badger 22LR survival rifle. Let’s get right into it.

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New Take Down Xtreme and Cerakote Little Badgers from Chiappa

Chiappa Firearms Little Badger series of 22LR and 22WMR rifles are quite popular for survivalist types and backpackers across the world. Chiappa Firearms have just announced the addition of two new trims of the Little Badger platform including one new Desert Sand Cerakote version as well as a brand new Take Down Xtreme version featuring a slimmed-down stock and a brand new water-resistant carrying case.

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[IWA 2022] Chiappa Firearms Releases New 9mm and .45 ACP 1911 Models

Chiappa Firearms from Italy showed at IWA 2022 a new line of Italian-made, full-size 1911 models. These will soon be available in 2 finishes and 3 levels, for a total of five different configurations.

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POTD: The Chiappa PAK-9

Chiappa PAK-9 in 9×19 mm:

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TFB Review: Chiappa 1887 Lever Action Shotgun – 2500 Rounds Later

When I was in my early years of high school, I decided that if I never have an occupation that lends me the possibility of getting to work with my dream guns that I should just save up and buy the most realistic one at the top of the list. This chosen one was the Winchester 1887 Lever Action Shotgun. I was not remotely interested in buying an actual Winchester because I intended on shooting the crap out of it. This led me to the Norinco ones which have some not great reviews and reports and eventually the Chiappa 1887 Lever Action Shotgun reproduction. I have had this shotgun for just under a decade and I still use it and adore it today. Let’s dive right in!

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Chiappa 1887 ROSE BOX Limited Edition Shotgun

For this author, and I bet for many of our readers too, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” is the best movie of the whole Terminator franchise. For 1991, the year it was released, it had amazing visual effects never seen before and many of the scenes and phrases from that movie became famous and frequently quoted. One of these scenes is the Galleria scene where Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character, the T-800, pulls a sawed-off Winchester Model 1887 lever action shotgun out of a box of roses to stop the shapeshifting T-1000 and protect John Connor.  Chiappa Firearms have been making the replica of this shotgun called T-Model for quite a long time but they have also recently added to their website a limited edition version dubbed 1887 Rose Box as a tribute to the mentioned scene and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the movie.

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The Rimfire Report: The Worst 22LR Pistol I Ever Bought

Welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! In this series we discuss, explore review various rimfire firearms, calibers and various aspects of their use. As you can tell by the title, today we’re going to discuss a slightly negative issue – the worst 22LR pistol I ever bought. Before we get started I do have to say that as with any review, the sample size is one person and one firearm. However, in the spirit of The Rimfire Report, I will do my best to be as objective as possible.

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POTD: Chiappa M1886 Ridge Runner Takedown

Photo Of The DayWe take a look at a 12″ Chiappa M1886 Ridge Runner Takedown in .45/70 Government.

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Chiappa WILDLANDS Series Lever Action Rifles

In their 2020 catalog, Chiappa Firearms has a new series of lever-action rifles called Wildlands. Currently, this series includes four rifles: two Winchester Model 1892 replicas, a takedown 1892 and a takedown 1886. What sets these series apart from other Chiappa lever guns is that these are modernized guns packing some features that modern-day hunters demand.

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[SHOT 2020] Chiappa's Black Rhino CBR-9

Chiappa’s new Black Rhino CBR-9 charges into the 9mm PDW/PCC pistol market with a low axis barrel and a unique design to reduce muzzle flip. The CBR-9 comes with ambidextrous features and a collapsing brace. We go hands on with the new design and check out the firearm’s unique design.

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The M1 Carbine, A Great Gun For Youth And Small Framed People

The M1 Carbine was originally designed in the early days of World War 2 as a scaled-down version of the M1 Garand, the main battle rifle.  The intent wasn’t to issue the Carbine to smaller people, but for those keeping the war machine logistics running.  The idea was that people packaging or driving supplies for the front line didn’t need a large weapon or even full-power ammunition.  Because the M1 Carbine is scaled down in size and power, I’ve always believed that it was well suited for youth that have already learned the fundamentals of marksmanship on rimfire rifles.

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First Firearm: First Revolver Calling Your Name?

In this episode of the First Firearm series, we’ll take a look at the things to consider when buying your first revolver.  This series is dedicated to those that are new to gun ownership and looking for their first gun, or for those that are buying the first type of gun that we’re discussing.  Let’s take a closer look at the infamous, yet often overlooked revolver.

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NEW Chiappa CBR-9 Black Rhino

I didn’t write the type of this firearm in the title because I am not really sure what it is. It is not a pistol, because it has a stock … or is it a brace? WIll they sell it in SBR form only? Or is it an SMG/PDW marketed for the military and LE markets? At any rate, CBR-9 Black Rhino is the new Chiappa firearm that they are going to showcase at the IWA 2019 exhibition.

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