Franklin Armory’s digital action trigger innovates at SHOT (VIDEO)
By Noah Alkinburgh
Franklin Armory is at it again with the innovative Digital Action found in the Providence rifle. Founded in 2012 and known for their binary triggers, Franklin Armory has also become known for producing interesting products that seem to fly in the face of the “mainstream firearms industry” at times. In speaking with Brandon Dunham, one of Franklin’s marketing team, he stated, “… we want to be defined by our quality and innovation.” The new Providence rifle is certainly innovative.
The hear of the rifle is the “Digital Action” technology. Compared to a double action handgun, the Digital Action actuates the rifle bolt with the pull of the trigger. When you pull the trigger back the bolt goes back, when the trigger breaks the bolt releases, picks up a round, locks, and fires. The bolt remains closed on the spent casing until the next pull of the trigger. The rotating locking bolt only fires from the closed bolt position and all the gas is pushed out the front of the barrel, just like in a bolt action rifle. Because of how it fires, the AR looking is not classified as a semi automatic.
Currently in development Franklin Armory is developing carbine and pistol