SHOT Show 2012: Chiappa Designs First Delayed Blow Back 1911
Corey Graff | Jan 17, 2012
It makes perfect sense when you think about it. But apparently no one has yet dared to … think about it. Or at least no one has felt brazen enough to radically tinker with the guts — that is, the very design — of Browning’s timeless 1911. Until now.
Chiappa (pronounced “Kee-ah-Pah!) has designed a delayed blow back 1911 — and it’s none too surprising that it comes from those ever-daring folks from Italy, the same people that had the guts to bring to market the Rhino, which is just about the strangest-looking revolver in the world.
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