Arsenal Firearms is selling "the very first industrial double barrel semiautomatic pistol of all time."
Why doesn't Ruger make this - there would be a lot of demand for it. Two big advantages: More stopping power; and if one side jams, you still have the other side as back-up. I don't think it can be patented ... it's just an obvious concept.
They actually had something like that in the 1994 movie, "Surviving the Game," starring Ice-T as Jack Mason:
"Jack Mason: [Aiming the gun at Burns] BANG! Jack Mason: Game over. [Unloads the gun, discards bullets.Drops the gun and starts walking away] Burns: [Burns gets up, picks up the gun, sees one bullet and loads it] It's my lucky day. Hey, Mason! Jack Mason: Burns, there's something you should always do when you find a gun. Burns: [Close up of gun, camera pulls in tight: we see barrel is obstructed] Say goodbye. Jack Mason: [Burns fires - the gun explodes, killing Burns instantly] ALWAYS check the barrel. [Walks off into distance]"
Ruger knows what's going on. I'm just wondering if Ruger's slow production (as in "we don't want any more orders now") has something to do with converting part of the plant to make double barrel pistols. Whoever gets this out first in the U.S. will have a huge advantage. Then everyone will run out to buy one before they're outlawed. I mean ... good grief, you can't let criminals and crazy people ever get a hold of one of these.
So let's say you're Ruger ... if you need some lead time to make double barrel pistols, you couldn't tell everyone now. It could be outlawed before you get them out. They want to have thousands ready when they release it. Just a theory?
It's legal now: The model with two triggers would be legal in the United States but the model with one trigger would be considered a machine gun (two rounds fired in one trigger pull).
Go back and read the conference call transcript: I'm paraphrasing ... the CEO was talking about new products, but nothing earth-shaking. Then one of the analysts asked "don't you have something that's a needle-mover"? And the CEO's answer was "stay tuned."