Chiappa Firearms

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Chiappa Firearms
Family-owned
Industry Arms industry
Predecessor Armi Sport
Founded 1958
Founder Ezechiele Chiappa
Headquarters Brescia, Italy
Key people
Rino Chiappa (CEO)
Products Replica firearms
Number of employees
50
Parent Chiappa Group
Divisions Chiappa Firearms, Ltd.,
Armi Sport,
Kimar
Website Official website

Chiappa Firearms, Armi Sport de 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]

Armi Sport[edit]

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]

Handguns[edit]

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).

Kimar[edit]

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.[4]

Blank firing revolvers[edit]

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 pistols[edit]

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)

Airguns[edit]

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

Pneumatic air pistols[edit]

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 pistols[edit]

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.

Shotguns[edit]

Chiappa manufactures shotguns, including lever-action and triple-barrelled varieties.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Kimar - Chiappa Firearms". chiappafirearms.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Walker, Robert E. (21 March 2013). Cartridges and Firearm Identification. CRC Press. p. 366. ISBN 978-1-4665-8881-3. 

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