Need Opinion on a firearmm
"I've always. Or we'd them as a lower cost/quality firearm."
"COMPARED not IMPAIRED" (or Imparted!)
Reminds me of the old Steve Martin it says "sprocket, not socket! plumber's joke.
Getting back on topic, though, Chiappa is among those firearm manufacturers that I refer to as "second tier", along with Bersa, Taurus, Rossi, etc. (first tier including Beretta, Walther, Smith, Glock, Springfield & such). Not the finest fit & finish, but the second tier manufacturers offer a more affordable alternative to first tier, and often produce clone guns (i.e. the Bersa Thunder vs. Walther PPK).
They sometimes offer unique designs, too. If you're looking at a Rhino, I've never shot one, but if you're up for a unique gun, I've heard good things about 'em.
Kinda depends on your budget, if you are OK with a bit less quality that still shoots OK, a Chiappa may be just the thing for you. Better to buy a bit more inexpensive gun than to never get one because they're unaffordable! For the for occasional target and or plinking you've described, a Chiappa can be a fine choice.
Sometimes us gun guys can be kinda gun snobs, that doesn't mean everyone has to carry a Sig or a Colt!