Innogun’s Hybrid pump action / single shot double rifle!

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Our European friends never seem to stop trying to find new approaches to classic weapon systems that the rest of the world has given up experimenting with and I love them for it! Case in point is the Innogun which merges a single shot rifle and a pump action rifle with a double rifle.

The Hybrid

The Innogun Hybrid lower receiver is a magazine fed pump action. The lower can be chambered in 7×64mm, .308 Win, .30-06, 8x57mm IS or 9.3×62mm. Magazines will have the capacity of 1,3 or 5 rounds1. Its barrel is 23.6″ in length.

The single shot upper receiver can be chambered in .22 Hornet, .222 Rem, .243 Win, .30-06, 8x57mm IS, 9.3×62mm or 12 Gauge. To load the upper the action opens just like a under/over shotgun or rifle. The barrel is 19.6″ in length.

It weights in at between 7.7 lbs and 8.3 lbs, depending on the upper/lower combination.

By now you are asking yourself “Why?”. I don’t have a good answer for that question! I suppose it is useful when you want a combination gun but also want a repeater. Still, I love it.

The company is also making a lightweight version of the Hybrid called the Pulse. It is pump action only and weights in at 6 lbs.

The Pulse

[ Many thanks to the anonymous reader who emailed me the link. ]


  1. 1 round magazine for presumably be for hunting in locations that only allow single shot or double rifles. 


Steve Johnson

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  • http://www.milgeek.co.uk Milgeek

    It’s almost like one of those experimental survival guns that the USAF was developing. A shotgun and a .22.

    I could envisage the scenarios that this mixed system would be useful – imagine being in the bush hunting foul with the shotgun upper, and suddenly you are confronted with a large predator.

    It looks beautifully made. Is it Italian?

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com Steve

      Milgeek, German

  • Royi

    Some European countries only allow huntingrifles when they are of the break-open type.
    And most European countries have a thing against walking through the fields with a loaded weapon. So a weapon has to be empty, and this has to be visible for the other members of your party. Only when you want to shoot something, you can load your weapon. But as soon as you start to move again, you need to unload it.
    This is why break-open weapons remain very popular among European hunters.

  • Fred Johnson

    Thanks for showing this!

    It sure breaks the monotonous flow of tactical/military weapons that is dominating the market place these days.

  • Clodboy

    Europeans love multi-caliber combo guns in general; in German, the over-under large+small caliber double rifle is called a “Bergstutzen”, loosely translating to “mountain rifle”.

    Also popular are insert barrels to convert a large bore/shotgun barrel to fire small caliber rifle ammunition.

    And if that isn’t enough, there’s Drilling (triplet), Vierling (quadruplet) and even Fünfling (quintuplet) break-open rifles for you, although the latter two are usually custom guns with exorbitant price tags.

  • Mu

    German hunters don’t go out with their dear tag in their pocket, they go out “hunting” in their (highly paid for) dedicated area for anything that moves and is legal. So combined weapons (12 gauge and 7×64 being classic) that allow you to shoot lets say at both a pheasant and a deer by choice of trigger are very popular. I can see the above system also as desirable e. g. for boar hunting in 9.3×62, with a 22 Hornet barrel for fox etc on top. The pump system also allows for the use of rimless cartridges instead of the usual rimmed variety seen in break-open style guns.

  • http://www.andinia.com Pablo

    The problem that similar designs faced in the past is that they were neither one thing nor another since such designs are a compromise by definition. Such weapons used to provide nominal performance but were seldom good at doing one specific thing, while being more complex in terms fo maintenance.

  • http://www.nitroexpress.com Mehul Kamdar

    Steve,

    A very interesting experiment in offering greater firepower in a combination gun! Reminds me of the now dead Crossfire pump shotgun with a single shot rifle barrel on top and the still offered Pfeifer large caliber boltguns with a 22 cal single shot mechanism added to the stock forend.

    Would you have any idea of the pricing? Thanks for a most interesting post!

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com Steve

      Mehul, no idea on pricing. I don’t believe they have started shipping yet. It was on display at IWA.

      ha, I am actually going to be posting some crossfire pics shortly.

  • dogon1013

    I think the answer to your question “why?” is:
    because that is what the laws in europe allow.

    all speculation but, something tells me that a break open rifle is legal. and a pump action rifle with a 1 round mag is legal. So why not combine them since technically they are both legal, and now you have 1 extra round at your finger tips.

    also, perhaps it is difficult due to licensing concerns or costs to own more than one weapon. this single gun would allow for 2 different chamberings so you could hunt different things without haveing to purchase or license another firearm.

    Sounds like a good idea to me. when you have strange laws to deal with, you have to change the way you design firearms for them.

    One thing I would like to know is how you switch from firing the top barrel, to the bottom barrel? Is it 2 seperate triggers? or a selector switch? or is it automatic. (after the top barrel is fired, the bottom barrel becomes activated by the trigger).

  • Spiff

    Speaking of multiple barrel systems,when is FireStorm going to unveil a “hunting” model?
    Spiff

  • Komrad

    I like it. It looks nice with that beautiful wood. If there were a non-custom version with stainless barrels and a polymer stock, it could make a great multipurpose backwoods gun. Think, .22 Hornet or 12ga birdshot for smallgame and one of those great military rounds or 12 ga buck or slugs for a charging bear or moose. Having 9.3×62 in either barrel would be particularly versatile.

  • Komrad

    I just looked at their site. My German is a little rusty, bu from what I could gather, the guns will start shipping this fall, they have the best guns, they are made with the best materials, and all that other usual used car salesman junk. It also looks like the gun can be broken down into the receiver and barrel, stock, and scope. Interestingly, they also claim no liability for the information on their site or any other sites it hyperlinks to. I’m guessing it has something to do with liability for inaccurate information about firearms that doesn’t apply in the U.S.

  • David Steven Calhoun

    I grew up hunting in Wisconsin. The terrain in most of the area was cornfields (lots of birds) and wood lots (squirrels). When I went squirrel hunting I used a .22 since I didn’t like piking shot out of my stew, and would use a shotgun for pheasant etc. (tasty enough to pick out the shot!).

    It would never fail that when armed for squirrels I’d see mostly pheasant, and see dozens of squirrels when pheasant hunting. I finally bought Savage combo w/ a 22 mag in the upper barrel and a 20 gauge.

    Now I don’t see a damn thing….

  • San Juan

    Oh I would love to have one of these babies in 12 gauge over 9.3 x 62! What a rifle for the timber!

  • Yeah

    The guns are both of the german company Innogun.

    The Answer is:

    Hybrid:
    The combination permits reloading without going away from the sight telescope.
    Besides, different caliber combinations, security and robust, easy use are combined, with the quickness and fire power of a repeater.
    A quick, sure shot delivery allows the repeater of the lower run. Their hands leave at no time of the poststore the front shaft or the gun clutch. They remain during the poster and therefore a continuous purpose pursuit is also guaranteed during the loading process.
    The lower run can be reloaded by a down loose change magazine fast. Reloading the upper run occurs through tipping the whole run bundle.

    The Impuls is a true light weight. Thereby one is simply quick and Unerring.

    The weapons are so wonderful. I would take immediately one. Quite only because of the brilliant technology.

  • ØIVIND HANTHO

    The gun is taylormade for scandinavian roedeer and birdhunting. Both shotguns and rifle calibres from .222 and upwards are legal for huting roedeer (small deer species, grown male specimen weighs about 30kg/70Ibs ). The shotgun is suitable for short ranges especially if the roedeer is moving. Even if you’re hunting in brushcountry you sometimes see animals at ranges beyond shotgun and that’s where the rifle part comes in handy (Or, god forbid, if the animal doesn’t die from the initial shotgunblast and moves out of shotgun range.). This kind of gun has been common for a long time here, the new thing is the ability to have more than one shot for the rifle, some people might appreciate the ability to shoot more than one animal before reloading. Gun might be popular, but I suspect the pricetag will be steep, maybe into the lower price range drillings, and drillings are also desireable guns for this type of hunt, and I suspect the extra shotshell is more desireable than the extra 2 or more rifle cartridges. Shooting birds in treetops is allowed in Norway and is often combined with brush hunting, and thus the gun would be suitable for that as well, with a proper optical sight in. There is also a political reason why this rifle could gain favor – both sweedish and norwegian governments have decided on a limit of the amount of hunting rifles you can own, thus weapons suiting more than one purpose is desireable, also the ability to change calibers is popular as it only count as one gun even though you might have several barrels in different calibers. The german Blazer has become extremely popular in short time, even if the price is stiff, and a second barrel costs more than a remington bdl. And no, not all hunters in Europe are noblemen with tweed and and no limits VISAs, most of us are working stiffs…

    – Øivind, Norway

  • Alex

    Talked to this guy at a gun show here in Norway. Claimed the designer worked for Blaser and actually designed the new R8 rifle before he left the company.

  • JB

    Germany has bans on semi-auto and double barrels so the germans have several guns like this. There is also a pump action shotgun / break rifle combo ive seen.