The Chiappa Little Badger is an ultra-compact survival rifle supplied in both 22LR and.22WMR calibers. With its folding feature, this rifle can almost pass for a conceal carry firearm.
Chiappa Little Badger Folding Rifle
The Chiappa Little Badger is a great option for an emergency or a bug-out gun. It's also an excellent choice for your child to start shooting some targets. This gun is super compact and beautifully folds right into your backpack.
The Little Badger is designed for fast and easy safekeeping, as well as for quick use when needed. The weight of this rifle is kept to a minimum with its unique wireframe butt stock, allowing you to carry it with ease wherever and whenever you need some shooting to do.
This single-shot Chiappa rifle weighs only 3.5 lbs with a barrel length of 16.5 inches available in .22LR and .22Mag. The sights are adjustable in the rear and fixed at the tip of the barrel.
It has wire frame stocks that fold as the rifle breaks open. This allows for a compact size as the gun folds in half.
Ease of Use and Performance
This little badger is very accurate for a rifle that looks like a toy. It's just a matter of adjusting the rear sights for windage, though it's not really ideal for long-range targets, unlike high-caliber firearms.
This Chiappa is a single-shot rifle, so you have to reload after each shot.
Pros and Cons
For starters, it's a pretty nifty rifle with a unique design. It's compact and lightweight, which is what you need if you're concerned about concealment.
But I have to be honest, I don't really dig the wire frame stock because it doesn't look stable and comfortable when shooting. Well, it does serve its purpose, but I'd still prefer the conventional wooden ones.
Overall Verdict and Price
I think this gun design is a bit too expensive for a price range of $163.99–$200. Some models sell for less with beautifully made stocks that extend halfway through the barrel.
Yet it's still an interesting firearm, and I might consider purchasing one if it were sold for a hundred bucks.
Watch this short video of a customized Chiappa Little Badger:
Like I said, the butt stock of this Chiappa Little Badger doesn't impress me. On a positive note, it has a really nice little trigger that you'll instantly notice as soon as you start firing. The accuracy of this rifle is another thing; credit goes to the manufacturers. It really does look like a toy, so just fire away and see for yourself.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.