Silver Shadow, an Israeli firearms manufacturer, trader and authorized supplier to the Israel Ministry of Defense and Israel Police, debuts its next-generation Gilboa DBR-SNAKE 5.56x45mm rifle at Eurosatory 2018. The newest member of the Gilboa family of rifles is the only double-barreled assault rifle in the world operated by gas.
The double-barreled SNAKE allows faster traversing between multiple targets by enabling two rounds on the target with each shot, side-by-side trigger pull, thereby minimizing time per target. It has wider upper and lower receivers to incorporate the two independent firing systems. The two parallel barrels are 3 cm apart from the bore center. The 5.56x45mm caliber weapon weighs 4.5kg without the magazine. Its overall length is 790mm, with a barrel length of 2x292mm (11.5"), and a weapon width of 92mm. The firing mode is double semi-automatic, with the method of operation direct impingement gas systems.
According to the company, the weapon allows double firepower, higher penetration due to tight grouping, and higher accuracy during penetration through hardened glass with the first round weakening the barrier. The flat top platform with standard size Picatinny rails enables the mounting of various optics, lasers, and other tactical accessories. The Gilboa firearms are compatible with US and NATO standard for mounts and equipment and are built to MIL-STD and MIL-SPEC.
“We are pleased to unveil the Gilboa DBR-SNAKE 5.56x45mm gas-operated rifle,” said Micky Shoham, VP Marketing and Sales. “We have developed a double-barreled weapon delivering double impact, with a weight close to a standard rifle. The lighter weight is due to the lack of a piston, as well as the fact that the weapon’s lower receiver and the integrated buttstock are made of composite materials instead of aluminum.”