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New Double-Barreled AR-15 Rifle (Not Shotgun), Silver Shadow Gilboa Snake

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by 4Freedom, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I thought this looked like a rather unique new invention.. Why not apply double-barrel platform to the rifle world? It works for shotguns right? This gun looks cool, although I don't know if I will fork over the thousands to buy one.. It is the Gilboa Snake double barreled AR-15 manufactured by the Israeli company named Silver Shadow. I'm assuming these will be available to the American consumer soon. A semi auto and full auto version are being manufactured. Also, this gun will fire 2 rounds per trigger pull for the semi auto version.. Hopefully, they will make a version that is 16" or long, so it can be owned in Washington state. The rifle is listed as being 9.5" for each barrel, but obviously, with NFA restrictions, it will hamper sales if they do not make a longer barrel version.

    ::: Silver Shadow Gilboa Snake Double Barreled AR-15 from Israel
     
  2. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I am so buying this..... Will be my first 223 :).
     
  3. luke23

    luke23 United States (Hawai'i island, Olympic Pen. WA) Active Member

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    I don't see the point. If one round isn't enough, use a bigger round. All this seems is a way to make a heavier and bulkier rifle that uses twice as much ammunition twice as fast.
     
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  4. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    60 rounds are better then 30 :)
     
  5. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Two 5.56 rounds are still cheaper than one 6.8SPC round.. Also, the ability not to have to reload after 60 rounds has its advantages, esp if you don't need a larger round, esp in CQB scenario, which this gun appears to be more designed for, as you can see with short barrel configuration. I'm not sure if there is a double-trigger mechanism, like with a double barrel shotgun, but if there isn't, that would be a valuable feature for this gun to add. Drums are clunky and inefficient, but the design of the double mags does not seem invasive and looks more efficient than a drum.. And, of course, you don't have to worry about double-taps, as the gun does that for you.. :winkkiss:

    As I said, I don't know if I am investing my money in one of these things.. But, it just looks like a cool gun to have; however, I do seem some practical uses for it.
     
  6. luke23

    luke23 United States (Hawai'i island, Olympic Pen. WA) Active Member

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    I suppose you've got a point there. But, still seems a bit tacticool to me. XD
     
  7. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    2 rounds fired per one trigger pull... What is the BATF's opinion on that? Better get a letter from them saying its not a machine gun.
     
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  8. Cameron72

    Cameron72 Harrington, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Double barrel AR pistol in Washington State.
     
  9. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    The opinion has been out for a long time. More than one shot per one trigger pull makes it a machine gun. At least as far as I know.
     
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  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    It will be an NFA weapon, any weapon that fires more than one cartridge per trigger pull, is

    What I would like to see is a power assisted semi auto mini gun with 6 barrels in an affordable caliber like 7.62 x 39
     
  11. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    The solution to a problem no one has ever had. woo hoo
     
  12. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    goes well with :bluelaugh:

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    what's next? quad barreled?
     
  13. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I was going to mention these but didn't, They have been out for a while and last I heard no stamp needed to own.
     
  14. TwinStick

    TwinStick In the wind Active Member

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    I thought Red Jacket "changed the game" with this one a few years back. :)
     
  15. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    :funnypoint:
     
  16. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Not sure if Id buy one, but Id sure as hell play with one!
    Perhaps if it was a proprietary upper?.. Well then again youd need a duel feeding system.. So never mind
    .. Unless it was a staggered bolt system?.. Nah.. Still wouldnt work.
    Never mind.

    Ill stick to my 7.62 AKs, because shooting twice is silly.
     
  17. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just use a 30-06 and you wouldn't need 2) at a time or 60rds.

    And double barrel rifles have been around since the Flintlock era. And side by side CF rifles have been the norm in Africa for over 100 years. They are called Drillings.
     
  18. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If they called it a machinegun, it wouldn't "require a stamp," it would require an SOT- 'cause it would fall under the machinegun ban.
     
  19. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes but they fire one shot per trigger pull. Not saying I agree they should be restricted, I am a 2nd Amendment absolutist
     
  20. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Brings a whole new meaning to double tap now doesn't it?

    brutus Out