Chiappa Firearms

Chiappa Firearms, Armi Sport di Chiappa, is an Italian firearms manufacturing company based in Brescia. It was founded in 1958 by Ezechiele Chiappa as Armi Sport. Total unit production is around 60,000 per year. Its U.S. headquarters are in Dayton, Ohio.[1]

Chiappa Firearms
TypeFamily-owned
IndustryArms industry
PredecessorArmi Sport
Founded1958; 63 years ago (1958)
FounderEzechiele Chiappa
Headquarters,
Key people
Rino Chiappa (CEO)
ProductsFirearms
Number of employees
50
ParentChiappa Group
DivisionsChiappa Firearms, Ltd.,
Armi Sport,
Kimar
WebsiteOfficial website

Armi SportEdit

Armi Sport is the firearms manufacturing branch. Its target markets are target shooting, Cowboy Action Shooting, reenacting, collecting, and hunting. To this end, most of its firearms are reproductions of older, muzzle-loading guns and other classic arms (such as Winchester rifles), though it manufactures other designs, such as .22 LR versions of the M1911 pistol and a .22 upper receiver for the AR-15. It also produces an original revolver, the Chiappa Rhino.[2][3]

HandgunsEdit

The following pistols are available in cal.22 LR, in multiple variants (various finishes or grips):

  • Chiappa 1911–22 (Colt 1911 5-inch replica)
  • Chiappa M9-22 (Beretta 92 replica)
  • Chiappa Model 1911–22 (Colt 1911 5-inch replica)
  • Chiappa Model 1911–22 Compact (Colt 1911 4-inch replica)
  • Chiappa Model 1911–22 Custom (Colt 1911 replica)

The following pistols are available in defensive calibers, multiple variants (various finishes or grips):

  • Chiappa 1911 cal .45ACP (Colt GOVT model clone).
  • Chiappa M9 9MM (both full size and compact) (Beretta 92FS clone). Both variants accept Beretta parts and magazines.
  • Chiappa M9 (.40SW) (Beretta Model 96 clone) accepts Beretta parts and magazines.
  • Chiappa M27E (both .40Cal and 9MM) (CZ75 Clone) (DAO and DA/SA).
  • Chiappa Rhino is a revolver chambered for the .357 Magnum, 9mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, or 9×21mm cartridges. Its most distinctive feature is that the barrel is on a low axis compared to other revolvers. The Rhino fires from the lowermost chamber of the cylinder, rather than firing from the topmost chamber.

Long-gunsEdit

Chiappa manufactures rifles, shotguns, including single shot (garden guns), combination and triple-barrelled varieties.[4]

Chiappa also manufactures black powder guns commonly used by reenactors and historical firearms enthusiasts.

Several classic lever action rifles are also made by Chiappa as well.

KimarEdit

Kimar manufactures unlicensed blank-fire replica firearms, air guns, non-lethal weapons and small caliber guns made in Italy. Its focus is on producing blank-firing guns for training purposes, flare guns, starter pistols, and theater and movie prop guns. It also provides training for hunting and working dogs.[10]

Blank firing revolversEdit

The following revolvers are available in two versions, cal.9mm R/.380 or 35gr (front firing "signal version") and cal.9mm R/.380 (top firing "starter version"), as well as in two variants (black or steel finish).

Blank firing pistolsEdit

The following pistols are available in two versions, cal.9mm PAK (front firing "signal version") or cal.8mm PAK (top firing "starter version"), as well as in two variants (black or steel finish).

The following model is available in 6 mm (top firing "starter version") as well as in three variants (black, steel or gold finish).

The following model is available in 6 mm (top firing "starter version") and only in black finish.

  • Kimar M.302 – C.1861 (Umarex Mod. 302 replica)

AirgunsEdit

The following CO2 pistol is available in cal.4.5mm/.177:

  • Rhino Chiappa

Pneumatic air pistolsEdit

The following single shot pistol is available in cal.4.5mm/.177 as well as in two variants (medium or large grip):

  • Chiappa Firearms FAS 6004 MATCH (Fabbrica Armi Sportivi AP 604 replica)

The following single shot pistol is available in cal.4.5mm/.177:

  • Chiappa Firearms FAS 6004 (Fabbrica Armi Sportivi AP 604 replica)

Flare pistolsEdit

The following single shot pistol is available in cal.26.5mm/1 inch:

  • Kimar Very (designed by Kimar)

Costa srl.Edit

A division of the group that specializes in the surface treatment of metal parts, an important consideration in the manufacture of firearms.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ramage, Ken (5 August 2008). Gun Digest 2009: The World's Greatest Gun Book. Iola, Wisconsin: F+W Media, Inc. pp. 210–212. ISBN 0-89689-647-1.
  2. ^ Shideler, Dan (20 August 2010). Guns Illustrated 2011: The Latest Guns, Specs & Prices. Iola, Wisconsin: F+W Media, Inc. pp. 53–54. ISBN 1-4402-1624-X.
  3. ^ Shideler, Dan (11 July 2011). Gun Digest 2012. Iola, Wisconsin: Gun Digest Books. p. 291. ISBN 1-4402-2891-4.
  4. ^ Walker, Robert E. (21 March 2013). Cartridges and Firearm Identification. CRC Press. p. 366. ISBN 978-1-4665-8881-3.
  5. ^ https://www.chiappafirearms.com/p/id/187/product/Little-Badger-Shotgun.php Chiappa Firearms. Product. Little Badger Shotgun
  6. ^ https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/chiappa-little-badger-review/ 9mm Rimfire Shotgun – Chiappa Little Badger Review by CLAY MARTIN on MAY 24, 2018
  7. ^ https://www.chiappafirearms.com/p/id/186/product/Little-Badger-Deluxe-Shotgun.php
  8. ^ https://www.chiappafirearms.com/p/id/186/product/Little-Badger-Deluxe-Shotgun.php
  9. ^ https://www.chiappafirearms.com/f.php?id=12 Official website
  10. ^ "Kimar - Chiappa Firearms". chiappafirearms.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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