The Franklin Armory Providence: Non Semi-Automatic ‘Digital’ Action – SHOT Show 2019

GunsAmerica Digest | 2/5/2019 | Staff
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Franklin Armory is one of my favorite companies, not because of the products they make (although they are awesome), but because they continue to push legal boundaries in order to preserve the 2A. That said, Franklin Armory’s Providence is a new product that not only benefits those in the good ole US of A but our friends across the pond as well.

Shown with the trigger half pulled, the bolt is also half back (in the extraction and ejection phase). The Providence is not only functional but aesthetically pleasing as well.

Highlight - Providence - Fact - Round - Pull

The highlight of the Providence is the fact that it is not semiautomatic, but still fires one round per pull of the trigger. The technicalities of this fall in a grey area but as I mentioned, this is one of Franklin Armory’s specialties. They have dubbed this action the “digital action” not because it is electronic, but because it operates by the power of your finger (digit). As of SHOT Show 2019, all of the legal aspects have been submitted to ATF for review and are yet to be confirmed. But from the looks of things thus far, the future is bright for the Providence.

A closer look at the digital action while halfway through a trigger pull.

Providence - Prototype - Patent - Parabellum - ACP

Currently, the Providence is still a prototype with a pending patent. It is going to launch in 9x19mm Parabellum, but is expected to be available in 45 ACP...
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