By David Crane
defrev (at) gmail (dot) com
October 24, 2010
“DoubleTapper“, an Israeli blogger, has published a piece on the 4th Annual Israel Defence Exhibition (ISDEF 2010) in Tel Aviv. In that piece, he’s published some photos of the Silver Shadow Gilboa APR (Assault Pistol Rifle) select-fire tactical AR (AR-15) PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)/pistol, which, according to Army Recognition can be chambered in the following calibers: 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem., 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win., 7.62x39mm Russian, 9mm Parabellum (9x19mm NATO), and . 22 LR. “DoubleTapper’s” photos show the Gilboa APR with what appears to be a 7-7.5″ (7-7.5-inch) barrel, but the weapon can reportedly be had with a barrel as short as 4.5″ (4.5 inches). The Gilboa 5.56mm tactical AR pistol shown sports a left-side (left-side-situated) charging handle and side-folding stock (buttstock).
It would appear that the Gilboa APR AR pistol utilizes an action spring mounted in the upper receiver above the bolt carrier group and barrel, a la the Z-M Weapons LR 300 series tactical AR rifles/carbines/SBRs, thus doing away with the AR-15′s buffer tube setup. This is what allows the use of a side-folding stock and shorter OA (overall) weapon profile.
DefenseReview (DR) is interested to see the 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win.-version Gilboa APR, which will obviously require a larger AR-10-profile lower/upper receiver assembly, if it indeed exists.
DR is also curious as to whether or not a FERFRANS Specialties Rate Reduction System (RRS) can be integrated into the Gilboa, since we’re guessing the weapon’s cyclic rate of fire (ROF) is pretty high, although we could be wrong.
Silver Shadow Advanced Security System Ltd. (SSASS) is owned and run by Amos Golan, and is the same company behind the design and development of Corner Shot, which yours truly discussed on the TV show Ultimate Weapons on the Military Channel. In fact, it the Gilboa APR has also been integrated with Corner Shot to create the 5.56 Corner Shot APR a.k.a. CS-APR 5.56.
Photo(s) Credit: “DoubleTapper“
Hat Tip: The Firearm Blog
Company Contact Info:
General manager: Mr. Amos Golan
Marketing manager: Mr. Asaf Nadel
Contact: Mr. Doron Tamir
Corner Shot Israel R&D
4 Derech Hachoresh,
Yehud 56470 , Israel
Email: [email protected]
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