Chiappa Little Badger Take Down Xtreme — SHOT Show 2023 By: Riley Baxter

The Little Badger TDX is tiny and convenient.

The Chiappa Little Badger is known for its small size and loud bark because it is a diminutive and lightweight package that could get you through a wilderness survival situation.

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New for 2023, the Little Badger Take Down Xtreme (TDX) is another version that packs down even smaller but retains the same functionality and chambering of 22 Long Rifle.

Like the original Little Badger, the TDX model comes with a 1/2″x28 TPI threaded barrel, M1 Military Style front and rear sights, Picatinny rails all around the handguard, and an additional Picatinny rail section behind the trigger guard for mounting aftermarket grips.

Plus, of course, the TDX also holds 12 rounds of ammunition on the butt plate in the integrated cartridge holder.


  • $280.00 MSRP
  • Available in the next few months
  • 16.5″ barrel
  • 1/2″x28 TPI threaded muzzle
  • adjustable rear sight
  • 4″ Picatinny quad rail forend
  • 12 round ammunition holder
  • included tube case with strap
  • 31″ overall length
  • 2.9 lbs
A close look at the adjustable rear sight and Picatinny quad rail.

The Little Badger TDX can come apart at the hinge, thanks to a small knob that locks or unlocks it. Not only can it be taken down like this, but the buttstock can pivot to rest parallel to the barrel.

In this configuration, the action/buttstock half can lock together with the barrel/handguard half. Like this, it can fit in a small, waterproof, storage tube that comes with the rifle. A carry strap for the tube is also included so that you can bring it with you anywhere.

This knob in the bottom right of the photo is what locks the upper receiver to the barrel. Here, it is shown in the locked position. The lever to the left of this knob breaks the action open.

This little rifle can be had for just $9 more than the original Little Badger but seems better in every way. The MSRP is just $280.00 and it will be available in the next few months. Click HERE to learn more.

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More pictures:

The front sight of the Little Badger TDX.
The TDX as seen on the SHOT Show floor.
This thumb screw can be loosened, allowing the butt plate to be folded under, parallel to the steel rod stock.
The TDX Taken Down in it’s storage configuration.

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