The Chiappa Little Badger survival rifle has been on the block for a while now. But it’s such a unique little gun that we had to give it another look. When we stopped by the manufacturer’s booth at SHOT Show 2020 — where we also examined at the Triple Threat triple-barrel shotgun — we also took a quick look at the Little Badger.

Chiappa Little Badger Details

For those unfamiliar, the Little Badger is a folding, break-open rifle. Billed as a survival gun, it’s incredibly lightweight and compact. The Little Badger weighs just 2.9 pounds and folds down to 17 inches from an overall length of 31 inches. Chiappa’s usage of a wire frame stock gets that weight to where it is.

With survival at the forefront of the build, storing ammo is a necessary means with a single-capacity gun. The Little Badger features an integrated shell holder on the stock that holds 12 rounds. It’s convenient and useful. It also has M1 Carbine-style front and rear sights.

The Little Badger is a true pack gun. It’s available in .22 WMR, .22 LR, and .17 HMR. MSRPs for either of the .22s comes in at $216, while MSRP on the .17 HMR is $229. Watch the video above for our quick rundown on the Little Badger at SHOT Show 2020. For more information, please visit

Chiappa Little Badger Specs

  • Action: Folding Break Open
  • Barrel Length: 16.5 inches
  • Capacity: 1
  • Feed In: Manual
  • Trigger System: Single
  • Stock: Wire Steel
  • Forend: Quad Picatinny
  • Front Sight: Fixed M1 Military Style
  • Rear Sight: Adjustable M1 Military Style
  • Safety: Half Cock Hammer
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Overall Length: 31 inches
  • Material: Alloy Frame / Steel Barrel
  • Finish: Blued
  • Extraction: Manual
  • Notes: Includes Backpack, 1/2″-28 Threaded Barrel w/ Protective Plastic Cap

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