In an age of one upsmanship and innovation spurned by badassery, weapons manufacturer Silver Shadow based in a small suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel have released a teaser photo through Israel Defense to bring the game to another level. The photos gives us just the tip when showing off their two barreled rifle, which will be their New Gilboa released in 43 days at the Eurosatory Land and Air Defense and Security exhibition in Paris, France.
|Photo Courtesy of Israel Defense|
Of course double barrels are all the rage this year with the presentation of Heizer Defense's Double Tap derringer style pistol at SHOT Show followed by Arsenal Firearms with their 1911 AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol at IWA and Outdoor Classics 2012. Now the international affair of doubling up the standard stopping power of the round utilized with an "assault" rifle. Some may pooh-pooh the concept as a simple marketing novelty, but it certainly worked for the other guys, and we are sure once more is known.
Silver Shadow's Gilboa Rifle is currently available in many derivations including options chambered in 5.56 NATO, 7.62X39, 7.62X51, and .22LR. and have barrels as short as 5.7" on their Micro up to 18" on the Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) as well as a Piston Driven option for their 14.5" Heavy Barrel Carbine selection. It appears they are looking to appease all of the niches possible and now those looking for the next big thing.
|Gilboa 14.5" Silver Shadow Carbine Heavy Barrel|
There will be plenty of attention given to what may turn out to a laughable contraption or possibly an advancement in providing simultaneous or simply subsequent blasts within close proximity to increase the effectiveness of the impact or hitting a target where it counts. Of course we are sure you can think of a few other ideas behind such an invention whether they be flattering to the manufacturer's vision or not. Only time will tell but we can't say we wouldn't run some rounds through it if given a chance. The full story on the new rifle is at IsraelDefense.com