Sporting a unique double-barrel design, the Gilboa Snake is built to deliver twice the firepower.
Chambered in .223 Rem./5.56 NATO, the Snake incorporates two bolt carriers and dual 9.5-inch barrels with 1:7 twist. It fires from a proprietary piston-driven system and feeds from standard AR-15 magazines. Ambidextrous manipulation of the safety selector, magazine release and charging handle is possible from either side of the receiver.
Having two separate triggers allows users to deliver rounds through each barrel independently or simultaneously, and the firearm can be obtained with a single ATF registration as a short barreled rifle (SBR). Gilboa also plans to release another version of the snake with 16-inch barrels that won’t require SBR paperwork.
In the web exclusive photo gallery and video below, we examine and test fire the Gilboa Snake at the Academi Training Facility in Moyock, North Carolina.
Just as with the safety selector and magazine release, the Snake’s charging handle is also ambidextrous and operates both bolt carriers simultaneously.