Gilboa has announced they will start full production of the double barreled AR-15, the Snake, here in the United States. This rifle was developed in Israel as part of a series of AR variants under the brand name Gilboa. When a pair of 16″ barrels are attached, this twin trigger rifle is legal for civilian use without a tax stamp.
History Of The Double Barrel AR-15
The concept of a double barreled rifle isn’t new. Similar weapon prototypes were built in the 1950s and 1960s to fire multiple bullets at the same time or in rapid bursts known as “salvo fire.” Several multi-barrel salvo weapons have been tested, but the Gilboa Snake double barrel AR-15 may be the first of its kind to enter full production.
Gilboa Snake Background
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 select-fire variant has a pair of barrels connected to two gas blocks with two separate gas impingement systems.
The civilian variant features a pair of separate and independent gas blocks and tubes. 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.