New from Chiappa, the PolyLite™ Rhino was shown to wholesalers at the (NASGW) Expo. The new revolver is a variation of the existing Rhino line, obviously seeking to capitalize on the CC market. This lighter gun with a relatively slim profile may well find a niche with self defense folks.
The PolyLite™ Rhino will be available only in .38 Special, unlike the other revolvers in this series of guns which come in 357 Magnum. Pre SHOT Show, it’s not known if the revolver will be rated for +P, or standard pressure ammo only. The six round cylinder appears similar in size to the existing Rhino revolvers. Expect a shortened cylinder to prevent loading of .357 cartridges.
A 2″ barrel model will be introduced first. No indication whether longer barreled PolyLite™ revolvers will be produced in the future. Black is the only available color for the new design. If the guns sell well, other frame colors are always a possibility. The guns use a red fiber optic front sight and a fixed rear notch.
We will try to get a look at this one for you at SHOT.