March 7th, 2006 From the office of what will they think of next, inventors have come up with a new firearm called the Airrow Rimfire. The firearms are made by Swivel Machine Works Inc. of Newtown, Conn. For $750, you can buy a Ruger 10/22 rifle that has been modified to fire a special 16-inch arrow at 335 to 435 feet per second, thats about 100 more feet per second than arrows fired from a compound bow. Or for about $380, you can modify your own Ruger with the arrow-shooting barrel. The firearm has some wildlife managers concerned about the weapons potential for use in poaching. Since the noise is minimal (the arrows are fired with a .22 blank load which is even quieter than a normal .22 load) and the weapon is accurate out to 50 yards, it could be misused. Yet it also offers an advantage for wildlife managers, as it is capable of firing tranquilizer loads. The manufacturer is touting the firearms as safe for use in more urban-type hunting situations where deer numbers are too high. Swivel Machine Works started out creating air-powered arrow-shooting rifles. This is the companys latest advance.