A Double-Barreled Revolver (8 Rounds in 4 Shots!): Standard Mfg.’s S333 Volleyfire – SHOT Show 2019

The S333 Volleyfire is meant for personal protection.

Standard Manufacturing’s new S333 Volleyfire is a revolver intended for personal protection, but it’s far from your normal EDC gun. This compact gun brings new ideas to the world of everyday carry guns, and it makes some intriguing arguments.

Double-Barreled .22 Mag

Standard Mfg.’s double-barreled revolver is completely different. First of all, it’s a double-barreled wheel gun. I’ve never heard of a double-barrelled revolver before but this gun makes it seem reasonable. The barrels are side-by-side. The cylinder holds eight rounds, and you could empty all eight in about three seconds.

The side-by-side barrels are chambered in .22 magnum.

The barrels aren’t the only thing doubled. There are two independent firing pins, too. Although revolvers are known for their reliability, even if you had a failure with one chamber or one firing pin, the other would still fire.

The barrels are each 1.25″ long.

You could load the cylinder with .22 mag hollowpoints, but you could also alternate each cylinder with one hollowpoint and one round of birdshot, as suggested by the designer at the booth.

With each pull of the trigger, you’d not only send a deadly hollowpoint toward your attacker but also a cloud of fine shot. The likelihood of missing a shot with any hognose revolver is high, but the shot would likely make an impact. With eight rounds, firing one of shot and one slug each time you could have a successful deterrent–“a curtain of protection.” That’s an interesting take on personal defense.

You could empty all 8 round in less than 3 seconds.

Double-Fingered Trigger

The Volleyfire also features the first Glock-style trigger safety on a revolver and the first two-fingered grip on a trigger. The 9-pound trigger is pretty normal for double action guns, but those with smaller hands or less grip strength will find pulling with two fingers makes the trigger feel much lighter. Interestingly, the trigger must be used with two fingers–if you try to fire with one, then your middle finger interferes with the trigger against the grip.

The double-finggered trigger is set at 9 pounds, but two fingers make it feel lighter.

Is It Safe?

The trigger has a very long pull, and combined with the two finger requirement it’s unlikely that you’ll pull the trigger accidentally. There’s a transfer bar between the hammer and the firing pin, as well.

It’s A Fire Extinguisher

I liked the analogy I got at the booth. When there’s a fire, you see a fire extinguisher and you pick it up, pull the pin, point it at the fire and squeeze the release. You don’t have to worry about the source of the flames or any buttons that change from model to model–just point and shoot. That’s how this gun is intended to be used.

It’s a cool gun. It seems well made (and it should since it’s made with the same tools they used to manufacture $20,000 shotguns) and it’s intuitive to use. It’s intended for self-defense and it may be ideal for elderly shooters with less grip strength.

MSRP is $369 and the S333 Volleyfire will be available from Standard Manufacturing in April 2019.

Specs

  • .22 Winchester Magnum
  • 8 round capacity
  • 1.25″ hognose barrels
  • Steel cylinder and barrels
  • 7075 anodized aluminum frame
  • Integral articulated safety, transfer bar blocks both firing pins
  • Polymer grip (not pictured)
  • 18 ounces

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  • Fred Gregory February 18, 2019, 1:26 pm

    Not quite what I was looking for .

    In 2015 Edge Arms tried to put this into production

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fRRUaLc67s

    They had problems ( unknown) and Signal 9 took over, Still waiting.

    Perfect lightweight. Double action, pistol grip and no safety

  • Goose February 14, 2019, 7:22 pm

    how about a two shot four round 32 ? or a three shot six round just keep it small, if you cant stop someone with two shots your probably screwed anyway

  • Henry February 3, 2019, 2:29 pm

    Fire extinguisher analogy: “You don’t have to worry about… any buttons that change from model to model –just point and shoot. ”

    And yet: “the trigger must be used with two fingers–if you try to fire with one, then your middle finger interferes with the trigger against the grip.”

    Yeah, no thanks.

  • Sapper21b February 3, 2019, 6:25 am

    Did they machine it with a rock!? It looks like something you would pick up at a pawn shop in the Philippines. When it comes to your safety, why risk it on something like this. I don’t care what that calculator says, when it comes to self defense, .22+.22 doesn’t equal .44

  • Maynard M Sorensen February 1, 2019, 1:46 pm

    What are you going to hurt with .22 birdshot. It will not kill a grouse or a rat at a few feet away. I have tried many times. Forget about doing that combo with a close, enraged attacker who will put you down for good in seconds without knowing he was even shot shot. Save your money for a lightweight .38 or .357, or even a good .380 glock.

  • Maynard Sorensen February 1, 2019, 1:45 pm

    What are you going to hurt with .22 birdshot. It will not kill a grouse or a rat at a few feet away. I have tried many times. Forget about doing that combo with a close, enraged attacker who will put you down for good in seconds without knowing he was even shot shot. Save your money for a lightweight .38 or .357, or even a good .380 glock.

  • Patrick McWilliams January 31, 2019, 3:57 pm

    Wouldn’t it have been simpler to just make a very small 8-shot .22 Mag revolver? This thing looks like some Russian 9mmMAK caliber revolvers I’ve seen in Jane’s guide to world small arms. The French produced some multi-barrel long-range duck and goose guns in .22 LR. These discharged 3 or more shots with a single pull of the trigger. NFA classified as machine guns.

    By the way, multi-barrel revolvers did exist in the 19th Century, and Iver Johnson had a trigger safety years before Gaston Glock was born.

  • Kurt January 31, 2019, 10:54 am

    That’s interesting but if someone is threatening me I want to kill them… I’ll stick with my Ruger Alaskan 454 Casull…

  • Frank MItchell January 31, 2019, 10:06 am

    Why is this not a machine gun. According to ATF it states: “Any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger”

    • John P Murphy January 31, 2019, 2:28 pm

      Because it’s a revolver

      • Steve G February 7, 2019, 11:46 am

        A Glock 18 is a pistol as well, but is illegal. I believe the question is a good one.

  • Bob Perkins January 31, 2019, 12:29 am

    Absolutely the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen!!

    • Lee Johnson January 31, 2019, 10:38 pm

      Gosh Bob…no one asked you to kiss it

  • Constitution Lover January 30, 2019, 7:03 pm

    So now were going back to 1823 for firearms designs?

  • Scotty Gunn January 30, 2019, 6:05 pm

    Birdshot in a small caliber (or any caliber other than ending in “gauge”) for self defense is a stupid idea that has floated around for years. Anyone intending on doing you harm may or more likely not be deterred by tiny (#12) birdshot barely penetrating their skin. You have to induce shock to put someone down. Hollow points do that. Birdshot in a rifled barrel spreads fast, not a great pattern at a distance past arms length.

  • Kenneth Maniscalco January 30, 2019, 6:01 pm

    Just one of many solutions desperately searching for problems I saw at SHOT.

  • Richie January 30, 2019, 5:40 pm

    Is this a Joke?

  • Rob January 30, 2019, 4:47 pm

    Interesting concept. If you’re using .22 Magnum, the extra speed of getting rounds on target would be beneficial yet still remain easily controllable vs larger cartridges with heavier recoil. The .22 Magnum also perform surprisingly well out of 2″ barrels, though, of course placement is key as it’s a pretty small projectile, but does penetrate deep.

    Still, while a nice concept when viewed independently, a typical .380 or .38 would be more practical and lighter along with various small 9mm pistols.

    It does sound like it would be cheaper than many DA .22 Magnum revolvers, however, so there’s that.

  • Tim La France January 30, 2019, 3:29 pm

    Author, check your history. Trigger safeties on revolvers have been around since before the turn of the century (H&R top break revolvers), and two finger triggers are found on several machine guns, including the MG34 and the Star 9mm SMG.

  • alan keithley January 30, 2019, 2:38 pm

    seems kinda silly ta me pard=nor,,,,,,,,,,,

  • S M January 30, 2019, 1:46 pm

    “Is It Safe? The trigger has a very long pull, and combined with the two finger requirement it’s unlikely that you’ll pull the trigger accidentally. There’s a transfer bar between the hammer and the firing pin, as well.”

    At first glance, the lack of a full trigger guard makes accidental/negligent discharge appear more likely. For example, can a coat or jeans pocket cause a hangup? This is, of course, from someone who is just looking at a photo.

    Kudos for the innovative and creative design.

  • Rick Johnston January 30, 2019, 1:19 pm

    This is something like the double tap, which I own and am just getting over firing it for the first time about 2 years ago. I still carry it but hope I NEVER have to use it again. So for the guy wanting it in 357, good luck with that!

  • Chuck Williams January 30, 2019, 12:51 pm

    I would like to own one. This is perfect for the element
    of surprise.

  • William Hedges January 30, 2019, 12:26 pm

    I want one in .357 mag

    • Mike January 30, 2019, 3:56 pm

      Me too too! Lol

  • Warren Ballard January 30, 2019, 11:41 am

    Have always been interested in weird things. Will have to give it a try.

  • archangel January 30, 2019, 11:29 am

    I guess it’s either this or yet another over priced AR-15 pistol in .223 and a 6″ barrel.

  • Cj January 30, 2019, 11:26 am

    Pretty sweet concept!

  • Norm Fishler January 30, 2019, 11:18 am

    I did not see a single comment on the fact that the machine work appears to be rougher than a cob. But the big question seems to be is it an NFA item or not? And even if it is, will it be a $5.00 or a $200 dollar transfer item? Please let us in on this . . . Inquiring minds need to know. I have nothing but the deepest of respect for the .22 Magnum and either the S333 or the Kel Tec P30 seems to me as the ultimate anti-car jacking deterent.

  • wadwizard January 30, 2019, 11:00 am

    There is no need for this in .22 magnum, which is a waste in q short-barreled revolver. I might be interested in one of these in .22 LR. This would offer the shock power of 2 simultaneous hits (instantaneous double-tap) , and allow it to be done with cheap .22 rimfire.

  • Ernest Wayne Toney January 30, 2019, 10:35 am

    Can you send me the price of the double barrel pistol and what all cal. they come in I want to buy one for my wife, Thank You and Have a Blessed Day!!!

  • Bubba Bill January 30, 2019, 10:02 am

    It doesn’t matter what gun these articles are about…..the responses always seem to be the same. “That’s one UGLY gun!” Or “BS, nobody will buy that….or they’re STUPID”. It’s always naysaying from the highest ivory towers imaginable. Oh, I forgot the ballistics crowd, “Blec! That dog won’t hunt! Who would use a 22 for self defense?!”.

    While I LOVE that we live in a country where people can have their opinions and state them publicly, I love the fact that for every comment against some new firearm, there are more people that are interested in it and don’t find it “ugly”. The only gun I ever found “ugly” was the first iteration of the Hi Point 9mm carbine…..the second gen wasn’t nearly as bad. Everything else doesn’t seem too bad looking. I mean Hell, once you’ve seen a Fiat Multipla (I spent 4 years stationed in England)…..not much else looks as bad.

    This revolver looks really cool and I like the idea, can see this being a fun shooter. But, is it NFA since it fires more than one round per trigger pull, OR is that the reason it has two triggers (albeit in one) that requires the usage of two fingers? My interest is piqued.

  • BRAD ROBBINS January 30, 2019, 9:58 am

    Novelty…will soon go the way of the dodo bird….

  • Bobby F Jones January 30, 2019, 9:51 am

    Looks like a bastardized Ruger LCR.

  • Mark January 30, 2019, 9:43 am

    One faster hollowpoint followed by a heavier slower solid point. First round strikes slightly first and creates a wound cavity. Second round would have a easier path and penetrate deeper. ??? I’d love to see some ballistic gel testing.

  • Ricky Price January 30, 2019, 9:38 am

    To much time to waste.

  • DAMON January 30, 2019, 9:18 am

    Wouldn’t that be an nfa item? It does fire 2 shots for every pull I assume, hence multiple rounds with a single pull of or action of the trigger

    • area 52 January 30, 2019, 10:22 am

      Using that logic the atf could declare every double barrel shotgun an NFA item.

      • Double Barrel January 30, 2019, 5:24 pm

        No, you misread his comment. The NFA states that you have to have one round per pull of the trigger. If you pull the trigger once, and two bullets come out, it shouldn’t be legal unless regulated by the Feds. Your comparison to shotguns is incorrect: if you have a double barrel shotgun with two triggers, it’s one shot per trigger pull… if you pull both you have pulled two triggers to get two separate shots. If you have a double barrel shotgun with a single trigger, it’s still one shot per pull of the trigger unless you modify it, which by my understanding would be breaking federal law.

  • Al January 30, 2019, 9:18 am

    Uh, Sorry??
    Just where does the idea (or statistic) that “the likelihood of missing a shot with any hognose revolver is high” come from?
    That idea is silly, a longer barreled gun isn’t going to be any more likely to get a hit at the ranges we’re dealing with.
    And experience has shown that at those ranges, the .22 shot load isn’t going to disperse much.
    This is the same old B.S. rumor nonsense that stubby or ‘hognose’ revolvers are inaccurate, and I’ve found that any well made snub revolver is almost always more accurate than most people.
    I’ve owned and extensively fired S&W’s, Taurus, Charter Arms and Colts, and all were very accurate.
    Not to mention that this is a very short (danger close) weapon of self defense, so I find the principle of misses being “high” to be nonsense.

  • Big Daddy Tod January 30, 2019, 9:16 am

    Seems more like a “novelty” pistol than something a person would actually use as EDC pistol.
    Don’t get me wrong,I think it is kinda cool,but it would be more of something to own just for it’s uniqueness and as a conversation piece rather than it being practical.

  • Scott B. January 30, 2019, 8:58 am

    Interesting! I would like to have seen the dimensions of this little trouble maker. I mean, if the company is marking it as an alternative to semi auto CC guns, wouldn’t that be important to include in the article? Now, I’m not a fan of anything smaller than 9mm for a CC gun, but I imagine this little fella will find a novelty niche in a very small market just like the numerous novelty hand guns of days long gone. My buddy let me shoot his small 22 North American revolver this past summer and I could not connect with a target just 6 feet in front of me. I had trouble even holding the little thingy. Show us the measurements and a live fire video, but as interesting as it is, I don’t think they I would start in high production mode just yet.

    • Willie-O January 30, 2019, 3:02 pm

      I still have the 1st gun I ever purchased over-the-counter and I can already hear the “experts” weighing in with their opinions and arguments against it – Beretta 950 in .25acp, which is probably the most despised caliber out there. I’ve owned and carried it (almost) daily for over 30yrs, primarily as a back-up. I’ve probably put 500+ rounds thru it and NEVER had a single issue or malfunction of any kind. It can be carried/concealed when virtually nothing else can. It has a hammer with a manual safety, so Condition-1 is an option and the way I’ve always carried it. It is incredibly accurate well beyond 6ft. Best of all, the little bastard holds (9)….NINE rounds. Say what you will about the .25acp, I am completely confident this tool will do the job it was designed and intended to do. Just for the record, even my NAA in .22mag will deliver all (5) to the strike-zone of a standard LE qualification target at 3yds. so I think your buddy may have a defective firearm.

  • Pete January 30, 2019, 8:49 am

    I guess someone will buy one .

  • randy January 30, 2019, 8:48 am

    I plan to get one. Have had a idea like this for awhile. Just no way to make it. But mine was over under with a longer barrel. And in 22 lr just for a fun plinking gun mess around thing. Hopefully I can really find one before next year. Doesn’t end up being like the PMR can’t get it and if you can price is allot higher then msrp for a few years.

    • Willie-O January 30, 2019, 3:16 pm

      Really wanted the PMR and was finally able to pick one up at a great price. It was my actually my 2nd Craptek and let’s just say there won’t be a 3rd. My 1st was the little pocket .380 and regardless of how clean/lubed it was the slide wouldn’t return to battery. The PMR simply would NOT feed reliably. Yes, I read the manual. Yes, I used the factory recommended ammunition. Yes, I loaded the magazines EXACTLY as outlined. Yes, I tried multiple magazines. When it cycled, it stripped a round from the mag and instead of going into the chamber, it would go high and left. Jam. Out of (30) rds it would happen at least (10) times and often more. Really wanted it to be reliable. Wanted it to work. It wasn’t and it didn’t. Huge disappointment. No more Craptek for me. Ever.

  • Paul Overland January 30, 2019, 8:36 am

    Reasonable price, low recoil, up close protection
    Seems like something my 72yo father could use effectively

  • petro sareyani January 30, 2019, 8:33 am

    nice gun when can i get one ?

  • ptypegreen January 30, 2019, 8:32 am

    Interesting concept, a solution in search of a problem. It is one butt-ugly gun though.

  • Joe Abernathy January 30, 2019, 8:29 am

    If I’m reading this right, it fires two rounds with the pull of the trigger.?

    How do they get around NFA laws?

  • dj January 30, 2019, 8:25 am

    Where to start…
    First, someone is going to have to make a holster for this pistol.
    Next, this thing looks thick. We are talking thicker than a medium frame double stack pistol in an actual defensive caliber.
    Also, a trigger that mandates two fingers? I’m guessing you didn’t put a trigger gauge on it.
    Finally, .22 magnum. Hardly a choice for self defense and normally only a choice for those with no other options and in much, much smaller platforms.
    All of this would be difficult to get over… but then to hear about carrying a hollowpoint/birdshot cocktail. Seriously, this should have been saved until April 1st.

  • W. Kotila January 30, 2019, 8:19 am

    A common error with a fire extinguisher is to aim at the flames and not THE SOURCE OF THE FLAMES. This will fail to put out the fire. Bad analogy.

  • srsquidizen January 30, 2019, 8:17 am

    .22 bird shot for a “curtain of protection”? Right…if you’ve got MS 13 squirrels in your neighborhood.

    A cool novelty gun for collectors, and maybe a handy snake popper, but there are already better and more conventional self-defense choices for people with arthritic hands such as the Shield EZ.

    • Peter Brown January 30, 2019, 2:01 pm

      LOL.
      It’s true, MS 13 squirrels hang here. They’re tatted-out and looking evil. With this revolver I can once again leave the house. .22 bird shot to take squirrels?

  • FuckThis January 30, 2019, 8:07 am

    Stupid and useless. Shooting a human attacker with snake shot WILL GET YOU KILLED. Secondly, this is legally a machine gun. It fires multiple rounds with one trigger pull.

  • Robert Murdock January 30, 2019, 7:44 am

    I am interested in buying one.

  • Frank S. January 30, 2019, 7:35 am

    Interesting… but don’t know that it’s enough to make a purchase. I can see it as useful for an elderly or other person with low grip strength. While a pair of .22 mags doesn’t sound like much, it should be enough to stop an intruder at close range. It’s been proven that almost any gun will do that, regardless of caliber. Not knock them to their knees, but make them turn and run… hit of not. Most gun owners want to see a knock-down, but not always necessary. At close range .22 mag will certainly penetrate well. I think I’d load one hollow point and one solid, and leave the bird shot out. you won’t stop the most determined attacker, but most intruders are there to rob you and leave, preferably unharmed. When there is a risk of getting seriously hurt they back off fast. This will accomplish that easy enough, better than most .22 guns.

  • Rob January 30, 2019, 7:33 am

    I’d like to see this done with a 410/45 LC

    • Alan Westphal January 30, 2019, 10:07 am

      You got it right. A 45 Long colt in one side and a 410 #5 shot in the other would be great!

    • Irish-7 January 30, 2019, 10:29 am

      Yeah, I’d be much more confident in stopping a threat with a .45 LC hollow point and a .410 GA defensive load than a combination of .22 WMR and birdshot. Or, imagine 2 Winchester PDX .410 shot shells! That would be 6 Defense Disks and 24 BBs. Although, that may be hard to hold on to.

  • Kenneth Wetzel January 30, 2019, 7:28 am

    I liked their original, still would like one. But would not buy this new one, but if like last year never was made.

  • Mighty Ike January 30, 2019, 7:14 am

    Whatever the cost, including free, a global idiotic waste…

    This designer/manufacturer needs to listen to his wife about spending money on frivolous ideations.

  • John setlock January 30, 2019, 7:14 am

    The downside is 4 shots. I think another 4 can be added on the second spin of the cylinder. Put another bbl between and under the top two as well as 4 more chambers in the revolver “same alignment as the lower bbl) so After the first “4 volley” shots, the pistol then retorts to a single bbl shot. No (or very littl) additional room is needed and the firearm may even become lighter. The 4 shots will be a hard sell along with the perceived less ft-lb energy of the .22 magnum. I know the .22 magnum can surpass the ft.-lbs. energy of the .380, but most people I talk to are unaware of this fact.

  • Tom January 30, 2019, 7:11 am

    Further proof that gun manufacturers have totally run out of new (good) ideas.

  • Richard January 30, 2019, 6:44 am

    Waait, is today April first? No, available April first, gotcha.

  • Rodney Mason January 30, 2019, 6:19 am

    I can see ATF saying NFA item right away, 2 shots with one pull of the triger……….

  • Rick January 30, 2019, 6:15 am

    Buy two..

  • Rick January 30, 2019, 6:09 am

    Groovy, but only four shot.

  • nate January 30, 2019, 5:51 am

    This looks a interesting back up.

  • Steven McAlister January 30, 2019, 5:45 am

    I want to purchase one.

  • Dennis Solinski January 30, 2019, 5:42 am

    Looks Like A Neat Gun Might Have To Get One

  • glrnn61 January 30, 2019, 4:25 am

    RAISING THE BAR ON A NEW LEVEL OF DUMB….

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