PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THIS THREAD ABOUT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, GUN CONTROL, OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT WHICH IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE.
THIS THREAD IS MEANT TO DISCUSS THIS FIREARM AND HOW AWESOME IT SEEMS TO BE AND HOW FUN IT MIGHT BE TO SHOOT, AMONGST OTHER CLOSELY RELATED THINGS.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
DOUBLE TRIGGER WARNING!
(sorry, couldn't resist)
Okay, so, apparently there has been an effort ongoing for decades to design and produce a double-barreled AR-15, and has been met with success before
(as far back as the 1950s, according to the article) but never been put into mass production.
Enter the Israeli-designed (but going to be U.S.-built) Gilboa Snake, a double-barrel AR-15 that will be fully legal for sale in the United States.
And what is better, it will start rolling out for sale in Fall 2018.
That thing looks fun as hell, and what a nice, clean design! I would love to get my hands on that bad boy and have some fun at an outdoor range.
Here's a little from the article about the design and function of the civilian version:
Gilboa’s Snake rifle is built by the Israeli weapons manufacturer Silver Shadow. It is available as a semi-automatic civilian rifle and a
selective fire model for military and law enforcement.
The civilian variant features a pair of separate and independent gas blocks and pistons. The double trigger configuration avoids the ATF’s
definition of a machine gun as a firearm that fires multiple rounds with a single trigger pull. The select-fire version features a single trigger.
Both versions feature separate ejection ports that eject spent brass to both the right and left sides of the rifle. In both variants, two separate
magazines feed below the rifle.
Three Picatinny or keymod rails can support a variety of optics and other accessories above and around the twin barrels.
And at an unloaded weight of under 11 pounds, it's not ridiculous in weight, either, considering that you're basically carrying two weapons in one.
The only downfall that I can see is that, according to the article, we're looking at an MSRP somewhere between $2,200 and $2,400. I'm a cheap bastard,
so that's a lot of money to me.
Here are a couple videos on the rifle, the first being from Guns & Ammo and the second an interview by rangehot.com with the manufacturer at a gun
show. Unfortunately and surprisingly, the manufacturer has not uploaded a video to their YouTube channel about the double-barrel Snake yet.
So, what says you, gun enthusiasts? Overkill? Unnecessary? Cool as hell? You want one?
All of the above?
One thing is for sure--with brass being ejected out of ports on both sides of the firearm, us righties will get to see what it's like for a lefty to
fire our weapons. My wife fired a right-handed M16 and M4 while she was in the military, and she taught herself to shoot right-handed because of the
hot brass flying in her face and down her (at the times) BDU and ACU tops.
I think that would take some getting used to, plus the magazine ejection button on both sides.
edit on 8-3-2018 by SlapMonkey because: (no
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