Getting Closer to the Edge

The Edge is a four barreled pistol now being chambered in centerfire variations.

The Edge is a four barreled pistol now being chambered in centerfire variations.

Remember the Reliant from Edge arms that made a stir about a year ago? It’s the 4 barreled badass, if that helps jog your memory. When Edge Arms originally announced the Reliant, it was chambered in .22 win mag. During testing the engineers ran into a few reliability issues with the rim fire ammo, which slowed things down.

Now they are holding off on the .22 version and will be launching a centerfire version, instead.   The Reliant will be chambered in .32 HR Mag, .32 ACP, .380 ACP and .38 Special +P. They will offer interchangeable barrels for each of these calibers. The example we got to check out felt good and solid.

Check out the photo of how the “revolving” firing pin system works. It reminds me of a Webley-Fosbery cylinder–but on the inside, so it shouldn’t get gummed up with dirt.

How will the new gun change things? At the very least, it gives one more option. Now you can choose between a mouse gun, a belly gun, an old school derringer or a variety of multi-barreled guns. Variety is always good. So is reliability.  We are looking forward to seeing how they perform. Edge Arms said to expect a March 2015 ship date.

Cleaning and maintanence is easy thanks to the flat working surfaces.

Cleaning and maintanence is easy thanks to the flat working surfaces.

The design isn't new, though the technology used to produce it is.

The design isn’t new, though the technology used to produce it is.

Edge--another gun coming out of Tennessee.

Edge–another gun coming out of Tennessee.

The working end makes an impression.

The working end makes an impression.

Load four, eject four.

Load four, eject four. If only there was an option to fire four at once….

{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Silverado January 10, 2015, 11:40 pm

    Because there’s no moving parts there’s nothing that could possibly jam when shooting through a purse or coat for instance or you can even put it right up against your attacker and let go with one. They tout the closeness where this weapon would excel comparatively speaking. That .38 Special sounds like a less expensive way to go as that’s the same round I practice with instead of the more powerful and more expensive .357 Magnums. Anyway, I think I’ll at least go and check one of these out once they’re released and if I like what I see I’m buying!!

  • Ricky Dow November 16, 2014, 2:09 pm

    I heard here lately that there is a waiting list for the reliant if so please put me on it if you can and keep me updated
    On release date if possible

    Thank you

  • george October 30, 2014, 5:58 pm

    What a waste of energy

  • Ricky Dow October 30, 2014, 12:36 pm

    What kind of recoil does the 38 Special Reliant compare to??

  • Ari October 28, 2014, 12:39 am

    Looks like a COP .357 but less powerful. If it weighed less than 20 oz and were chambered in .357, .40, .41 or 10mm I’d consider it.

    • Pete October 29, 2014, 8:05 am

      .40 S&W would seem about ideal, IMHO.
      The advantage over the J-frame revolver or an auto is fewer moving parts.

  • norm October 28, 2014, 12:10 am

    Aside from the bulkiness and novelty, it does have one big redeeming feature: those 4 black muzzles pointing straight at the bad guy! Kinda gives it a “crime prevention” appearance, IMHO.

  • Fudd October 27, 2014, 12:06 pm

    Seems like a J-frame revolver would get the same thing done with a smaller foot print and a 357 or 327 option…that being said, why not…cause this is Merica!!!!

  • BRASS October 27, 2014, 11:23 am

    Other than novelty… why?

  • Poltroon October 27, 2014, 11:09 am

    My only question about this pistol is, why?

  • ej harb October 27, 2014, 10:38 am

    it appeals to my odd lust for weird appliances but that’s not to sell a lot of them.put me down for a 38spl.
    and I agree with the writer it should be able to selectably fire all four but that would make it a machinegun.
    thank our stupid laws and the folks who passed them,,,,

  • Tom Webb October 23, 2014, 8:31 am

    Isn’t it just a remake of the old COP .357 of the 80’s, Seems it didn’t last long.Why would you want would you want to carry something that thick with only 4 round’s (8 with the “speed loader”) when there’s numerous automatic’s in about any caliber with a lot more round’s? I think It’s likely to be another oddity novelty piece, not really practical in my opinion.

    • D Hicks October 27, 2014, 10:33 am

      Tom, I think you are right.It looks a lot like the COP.Long hard trigger pull, I had one.

    • John L October 27, 2014, 10:37 am

      I had the same thought. At least the COP was a .357 mag. I seem to remember it was prohibitively expensive. So I never gave it any serious attention.

  • PeterC October 22, 2014, 6:08 pm

    It’s basically an updated, but less compact Remington-Eliot 4-barrel derringer, in more effective calibers.

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