Signal 9 Reliant (4 Barrel Pistol)

    Okay, I have no idea about this one. Definitely an oddity.  I’m not sure if they are going to be at SHOT, but I will be on the lookout.  The press release says it is designed for concealed carry but I have some doubts… Side-by-side .38 Spl seems like it would be pretty wide.  I have to say, overall, it reminds me a little of that April Fools day joke around the Glock Revolver.

    Signal 9 Defense, an innovative firearms company out of Gallatin, Tennessee is pleased to announce that they will be in attendance at the AcuSport Business Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Signal 9 Defense will have their four barrel pistol, the Reliant available for you to see and place orders. The Reliant is specifically designed for concealed carry, combining the reliability of a revolver with a profile of a 1911 pistol. Reliant’s innovative design represents true revolution in personal defense and is perfect for either a primary firearm or a backup for shooters of all experience levels. Signal 9 Defense has also partnered with LaserMax that allows for an optional integrated red or green laser that is controlled by a grip activated switch.

    It looks like this is the actual first release of the product that was debuted back at NASGW in 2013.

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

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