Everyone knows about the double-barrel shotgun, a standby on farms across America for generations.
The Gilboa Snake is a very advanced upgrade of the two-muzzle concept that can fire 1,000 shots per minute, according to the U.K.’s Mirror.
It reported that two SAS soldiers used the Snake when they killed up to 12 Islamic State fighters in less than a minute in northern Syria. No names were used in the Mirror’s report, but the tale was told this way by its source:
“The troops opened fire on a group of men loading explosives into a car. The six-man SAS team opened up but most of the fire came from two guys armed with the Gilboa. The two soldiers fired burst after burst and the insurgents dropped like flies. The weapon really is a force multiplier.”
The Gilboa Snake more than doubles the chance of a “combat kill” when used fighting insurgents in unstable countries like Afghanistan where the Taliban recently overthrew the Government and in Syrian where a civil war continues.
The Mirror reports, “The great thing about the weapon is that if one side of it jams the other will still fire — and every time you pull the trigger you are hitting the target with a double burst'”
For a more accurate aim, the rifle can be fitted with lasers enabling it to have an effective range at around 800m. Shots fired at a range of 100m in a 20-round burst can accurately hit a target.
The gun has also been adopted as an option by the U.S. Army’s “Delta Force” special ops unit. Heads, prepare to explode…
The Israeli company Silver Shadow has also come out with a double-barreled AR-type rifle, the Gilboa DBR Snake, for sale in the US civilian market 🤯😄
The rifle was designed by the Israel company Silver Shadow and Gilboa USA, according to Spec Ops magazine, and comes in a civilian semiautomatic version.
The gun does have one downside — given its rate of fire, it burns through ammunition incredibly fast. ✪