By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

THE COMPANY

Chiappa Firearms, aka 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.

Their subsidiary, Kimar, manufactures unlicensed blank-fire replica firearms, air guns, non-lethal weapons, and small caliber guns made in Italy. It focuses on producing blank-firing guns for training purposes, flare guns, starter pistols, and theater/movie prop guns.

All stages of production are completed within the company. The manufacturing process begins with a 3D design model, followed by the realization of prototypes and the transfer of data to CNC machines. The machining equipment quickly produces any component through specific CAM software, taking instructions directly from the 3D drawings.

THE LITTLE BADGER

The Little Badger is the ultimate packable, survival gun. Available in .22LR or .22WMR, this lightweight, ultra-compact, break-open rifle is designed to go anywhere at any time.

When the action is opened and the gun folded, it measures a mere 17” overall length and stows neatly in an included pack/case. The wire frame stock keeps weight to a minimum and the integrated shell holder in the back holds twelve cartridges, so ammo is always at the ready.

The Little Badger comes equipped with an M1 Carbine style front and rear sight. Picatinny rails are mounted on the top, bottom, and both sides just forward of the receiver, for mounting optics and accessories. An optional handle/cleaning kit combination accessory screws into the bottom of the receiver. Its compact length and weight at only 2.9 lbs., lets you take it anywhere.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: single shot, break open

Caliber: .22LR

Magazine capacity: N/A

Sights: M1 Style fixed front, adjustable rear

Barrel Length: 16.5 Inches

Overall Length: 31 inches

Weight: 2.9 pounds

MSRP: $228

URL: www.chiappafirearms.com

THE VERDICT

A great little basic .22 caliber rifle for survival, plinking, or teaching little ones shooting sports. Comes shipped with its own carrying bag.

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, FloridaJolt.com, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at polizei22@msn.com.