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WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN! THE GALIL ACE PISTOL FROM IWI.

One day, I was talking on the phone with my friend Tim. Now, Tim is a proud American, accomplished businessman, former nationally ranked golden gloves boxer and former Army Ranger and sniper. He is proud of what he has accomplished without being boastful or an unbearable jerk ... thus, our continued friendship. I told him that I had just been assigned by my editor at Firearms News to write about the IWI Galil Ace Pistol in 5.56 with Stabilizing Brace. (Whew, that's a mouthful! If it had a compass in the stock, I would feel like Ralphie describing his beloved Red Ryder BB gun.) Tim responded, "Those Israelis are tough. I would never admit this again, but I consider them to be the finest fighters in the world. If a weapon is good enough for their IDF, then it has to be great." Or words to that effect--I certainly don't want to intentionally misrepresent an Army Ranger who fought Tommy "The Hitman" Hearns in a national quarter-finals match.

I was pretty surprised by this statement. As he had served at the tip of the spear, I knew that Tim thought highly of the 75th and his brothers in the SOF community. While opinions vary on the capabilities of the IDF consider the following. While this is not a perfect analogy, imagine, if you will, that one day you moved back into the neighborhood where your great-grandparents used to live. And while some of your distant cousins had lived in said neighborhood throughout the intervening decades, the arrival of you and your 12 kids caused more than a few eyebrows to be raised. Not that folks in those parts liked your great-grandparents all that much, but the neighborhood had really gone to hell over the years, and your new neighbors didn't exactly welcome you back with a muffin basket. As a matter of fact, they pledged to not only run you out of the neighborhood, but to kill you and all your kids.

And their threats were not idle; they put words into action and attacked you ... again ... and again ... and again. But every time, you beat them back and even managed to buy an extra lot to create a little buffer between you and them. Although it has been a while since they made a concerted effort to push you out, they maintain a constant barrage of harassment. Sometimes it is little stuff, like a flaming bag of dog poop on your porch, or signing you up for PETA's mailing list. Other times it is much, much more severe. But regardless, it is constant. 24/7. Year in, year out. After a while, you would have to become quite the bad ass in order to survive. That, in a nutshell, is Israel and its military.

However, being a good fighter is not enough; you would have to have really dependable weapons at your disposal, since at any second, you might need to trust your life to them. In the years immediately following the 1947 Partition and the subsequent creation of the Nation of Israel, the Israelis used whatever surplus weapons they could get their hands on. In the mid-1950s, they gravitated to the weapon of their primary benefactors: the FN-FAL. The "Right Arm of the Free World" is iconic for a reason, but the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) found out that desert environments and FALs don't mix very well. Thus, began the search for something better. And not just better, but something preferably homegrown.

The Israelis knew that loyalties shift as easily as sands in the Negev, and they didn't want to be the ones without a chair when the music stopped. During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel captured many AK-47s. They were rightly impressed by the reliability of the platform in harsh desert conditions; less so by the accuracy. However, they also knew that they had little chance of getting a reliable source of AKs. They also liked the 7.62x39mm round, but there was no way their newest and best ally (the United States) was going to supply them with that ammunition. As such, it was decided that whatever was adopted would be in 5.56x45mm.

Borrowing heavily from the best AK variant in the world--the Finnish Rk 62 (often simply referred to as a Valmet)--Yisrael Galil, whom I would call the "Israeli Eugene Stoner," introduced the Galil rifle in 5.56, while working for Israel Military Industries (IMI). After much testing, it beat out the Stoner 63, the M16A1, the German HK 33, and a quirky design by Uziel Gal (Father of the Uzi). It was officially adopted by the IDF in 1972. It was offered in four primary versions: the rifle-length AR; the carbine-length SAR; the squad automatic weapon ARM; and the micro MAR. All variants, except the MAR, would soon be available in 7.62x51 MM. While the Galil was eventually replaced in front-line units first by M-16Als (which were updated with locally produced accessories), then by the M4, and later by the Tavor, variants of the Galil were still in use by the IDF throughout the 2000s. Additionally, due to Israel being the fifth largest exporter of weapons in the world, more than two dozen countries have used, and continue to use, the Galil.

One country though, did not immediately jump on the Galil bandwagon. That country was the United States. Having no need for it militarily, and with IMI not pursuing civilian markets at the time, the Galil did not hit our shores en masse until over a decade after its adoption by the IDF, when Magnum Research began importing the platform.

Its importation lasted about five years, as it ran head-on into the 1989 Imports Ban. And while we have Pres. George H. W. Bush to blame for this one, the stage was actually set by that scion of conservatism, Ronald Reagan... oh yes kids, there were some dark times for gun owners in the Republican heyday of the 1980s. Pres. Reagan allowed the infamous Hughes Amendment to become part of the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986. Google it if you are unfamiliar with its impact on gun ownership today.

In the late 2000s, Century International Arms produced the Golani Sporter for a few short years. The Golani was a faithful reproduction (with a few minor exceptions) of the original Galil, but production was forced to cease as the supply of original components dried up.

And while I could go on and on with this history lesson (in between gigs in the Army, law enforcement, corporate security and as a weapons instructor, I was a social studies teacher, so you will have to forgive me), I know that is not what you came here for. You want to know more about the exquisite little chunk of steel and polymer known as the Galil Ace Pistol or GAP556.

I knew that the Galil had been completely redesigned/ upgraded, but I personally was unfamiliar with the Galil Ace or its pistol variant. When the concept for this article was green-lighted by my benevolent editor, Vince. DeNiro, I was excited. That excitement only grew when I got the call from the heroes at my local gun store, Blue Line Ltd., of North Lima, OH, that the pistol had arrived from IWI (Israel Weapon Industries) IWI was spun off as the privatized, small-arms division of IMI in 2005, and is owned by the SK Group.

As I removed the Galil Ace Pistol (GAP) from the cardboard shipping box, that excitement reached a fevered pitch. Now, I typically do not get too worked up about the latest modern sporting rifle or the newest generation of striker-fired pistol. With my background, I see them as tools, first and foremost. After all, it is not like we are talking about a masterwork from Turnbull Restoration. However, my fascination with the platform extended back to my childhood when I first read Kokalis' review of the same in Soldier of Fortune. Maybe it was simply nostalgia that was firing my eager enthusiasm. Was it possible that I was building my expectations up too high?

My first impressions were extremely positive. It was immediately clear that this was not the Galil of my youth. Picking up the pistol and unfolding the stock, it was obvious that the folks at IWI had put a lot of thought into the redesign prior to releasing it earlier this year. Actually, while it was released in the United States in 2017, it had been around for quite some time prior to that. IWI National Law Enforcement Sales Manager, Tom Alibrando, told me that on a trip to Mexico as an instructor in 2012, he saw a Galil Ace that belonged to the federal police lying on a table. Tom made it very clear to me that a lot of attention to detail went into making what was old, new again.

I first noticed how short it was. At 27.5" overall, and 19.5" with the stock folded, it was certainly a compact package. Later, I would stow the pistol with a magazine inserted and an optic attached into a 13L Osprey Daylite daypack. While it did stretch the 19-inch pack a bit out of proportion, it just proved just how concealable it can be. My very next impression was of its weight; 7.6 lbs. without a magazine is pretty stout for a firearm of this size. I am guessing that much of that weight comes from its machined steel receiver. Interestingly, the select fire SBR version, the 21N, is listed at 6.72 lbs. The rubber wrist stabilizer from SB Tactical makes up the extra weight on the pistol. It was well-balanced with the midpoint being just behind the ejection port.

As I held it in my hands, I couldn't help but notice the outstanding ergonomic layout of the controls. Much like the original Galil, there is an ambidextrous safety, but each side is remarkably different. The right-side safety, while shaped differently, is positioned much like an AK with "safe" being up, and "fire" being down. It is easy enough to hit it with your strong-hand index finger for us righties (it should be noted that the safety was very stiff ... an issue that would alleviate itself with use). The left-side safety points down from the receiver, right next to the grip. It is positioned directly under your strong thumb.

Unlike the original civilian model and the Golani Sporter later produced by Century Arms, "fire" is intuitively forward, and "safe" to the rear. Activating the safety is incredibly quick. The bolt release is not ambidextrous. It is placed on the right side of the receiver, above and slightly aft of the magazine release. It is quickly activated and deactivated with your strong-hand index finger, as well. The mag release is ambidextrous and positioned much like any AR, but larger and more tactile. Both sides are protected from accidental release by a prominent fence.

The charging handle is large, slightly knurled, and protrudes about an inch from the left side. It is reciprocating, so keep that support thumb out of the way if you choose to grip the mag well when firing. There is an FNC-style, spring-loaded cover that is designed to keep debris out of the receiver (this was one of the flaws of the original Galil, as the receiver was too open to the elements). This is also a nice call back to its FN roots; the original's stock was similar to a FAL paratrooper (except the FAL was tubular aluminum, while the Galil was tubular steel). With the curious exception of the right-side mag release being polymer, all controls, including the trigger and cover catch, are steel. All metal surfaces are finished in a durable-looking dark gray phosphate finish. This firearm has quite simply the best control layout of any I have handled in recent memory.

As mentioned, the receiver is machined steel. The top cover holds true to its AK roots and is stamped steel. At the bottom of the receiver is a sturdy polymer "skirt" into which is integrated the oversized trigger guard, the mag well, and the pistol grip with storage. As this is all one unit, shooters who like to customize their grips might be disappointed with this feature. The wrist stabilizer is mounted on a mechanism that folds along the right side of the receiver. While it is easy to deploy, the mechanism is very stiff when folding it for storage or transport. The GAP is operable while the stabilizer is folded. There is an attachment point for a sling on the folding mechanism, but it would be nice if there were quick-release attachment points on future versions.

There is a two-piece aluminum top rail running from the rear to the front sight. The other three rails of the "quad rail" are part of an integrated polymer forend. While it appears to be quite sturdy, I wonder how well the rail sections would hold up when used for multiple muzzle strikes in CQB-style training. I would be surprised if there would be an issue without any attachments, but if one were to run a vertical foregrip on the SBR variant (of course, not on the pistol, as that would render it "felony ready" in the eyes of our good friends at the BATFE as an unregisted AOW), the additional torque forces applied to the polymer could be problematic. The rail sections are enclosed in quick-release rail covers. The two side covers have pressure switch access (and the respective rails thoughtfully have recessed switch mounts), while the bottom cover has slight flares fore and aft to keep your hand where it belongs. The covers made the forend pleasantly beefy, but I could see where smaller-statured shooters might be more comfortable with the covers removed.

The flash suppressor is a standard five-slot birdcage. The sights, and the sturdy wings protecting them, are also steel. The front post has a tritium insert, while the rear L-shaped aperture has two tritium inserts. Well played, IWI. Well played. A front and rear sight tool is shipped with the pistol. The pistol is also shipped with one Magpul Gen3 30-round magazine, thankfully replacing the 35-round steel, proprietary mags of the originals.

The Galil Ace Pistol is completely manufactured in Israel, while the Galil Ace Rifle is partially made in Israel and the United States, as per import regulations. The MSRP of the GAP is $1,849.00, but it is commonly found on the internet for slightly less than $1,700. The version without the folding brace is available for under $1,400. The Galil Ace Pistol and Rifle are also available in 7.62x39mm and 7.62x51mm. In our conversation, Mr. Alibrando also detailed for me the improvements made to the Ace over the original Galil. These include:

--Charging handle moved from the right to the left for support-hand operation

--No more upturned charging handle for ease of optics mounting

--Spring-loaded cover on left side of receiver to keep out debris

--Adjustable stock (on rifles)

--Removable rear sight

--Picatinny rails

--NATO STANAG magazine compatibility

--Reversed safety

--Use of polymer for weight savings

Operationally, the GAP fires from a closed rotating bolt and has a long-stroke gas piston. You AK enthusiasts will feel right at home. This is the heart of the firearm as Mr. Galil designed it, and it remains largely unchanged from the original. Tom Alibrando pointed out that this firearm is "over-gassed" to ensure that it runs when absolutely filthy. One of the drawbacks to this non-adjustable gas system is that you will probably never see a Galil Ace in .300 Blackout, as there is just too much variance between the pressures of the subsonic and supersonic loads. Disassembly is also much like an AK-style firearm.

First, making sure the firearm is unloaded, depress the cover catch and with your other hand, slightly tilt the cover, while lifting it up. Push the return spring slightly forward and pull the guide rod out of the receiver. At this point, the bolt carrier simply slides to the rear, out of the receiver, and the bolt rotates counter-clockwise out of the bolt carrier group. The gas cylinder then easily slides backwards out of the firearm. And that is it; you have field stripped your Galil.

Getting the Galil back to the range, I disassembled the gun as a function and safety check. As is my SOP, I did not apply any additional lubrication to the firearm prior to firing. I also topped the pistol with a Burris Fast Fire 3 holographic sight on an AR mount. Staying true to the Galil's AK heritage, I loaded the magazine with 30 rounds of steel-cased Wolf Military Classic. With much anticipation, I pulled the trigger and sent the first round downrange. The little Galil delivered exactly what I expected from a 5.56 pistol with an 8.3-inch barrel; a very loud and somewhat vibrant muzzle blast. And as you would guess from a firearm weighing 7.6 lbs. unloaded, recoil was pleasant. Muzzle rise was also less than expected. However, I would like to see what would happen if the flash hider were swapped for a muzzle brake. I would assume the back pressure and sound would make anyone standing beside you wish they were not standing beside you.

I very quickly got into a comfortable rhythm delivering a combination of single, precisely aimed shots, controlled pairs, double taps, and rapid-fire shot strings at distances from five to 50 yards. Due to the Galil's excellent midpoint balance, and how close the compact platform was held to my body, it pointed fast and swung through targets faster. After two full magazines, I moved on to something a bit more challenging. Despite the fact that the platform was new to me, the "half & half" drill (10 rounds at 20 yds. in 10 seconds; 10 rounds at 10 yds. in five seconds; 10 rounds at five yds. in 2.5 seconds) was a snap on the first pass. For the "2+2+2" drill (three magazines w/two rounds each; fire two rounds, reload, two rounds, reload, two rounds, all on one target), I decided to use a familiar AR platform as a control.

Due to the Galil's superior control layout, I was able to consistently beat my time with the AR by about a half second per attempt. This is remarkable, as I have a considerable amount of experience with AR platforms. After almost 200 rounds and zero malfunctions, I called it a day. It should be noted that the Galil throws brass with an alarming amount of power and ferocity; the cases do not come out unscathed. If you are a reloader, or an innocent bystander minding your own business while loitering to the shooter's right, you will be disappointed.

Falling squarely into the category of "sometimes it is better to be lucky than it is to be good," during my telephone interview with Tom Alibrando, we discovered that he would be in my neighborhood the following weekend to conduct a training course. (IWI offers training courses through its IWI Academy. Currently, all courses focus on the Tavor family.) Not being one to pass up a good opportunity, I, along with Firearms News Editor Vincent DeNiro and his son Vincent, met him at the Alliance Police Training Range in Alliance, OH, where he greeted us with a quiver of Galils. We shot the .308 Galil Rifle topped with a fixed 4x optic at 200m steel targets. Hits were child's play, and any misses fell squarely on the shoulders of the author, not the rifle. Next, we moved on to the 5.56 Ace Pistol at the same 200m targets. Even when faced with a number of difficult variables (cold mud seeping through may pants and shirt; rapidly fading light; iron sights; 48-year-old eyes), getting hits on a 12"x18" piece of steel from prone and offhand was impressively easy. The highlight of the trip occurred not at 200m, but at CQB distances when Tom brought out the select fire, SBR 2IN. It was just plain fun, and even at around 800 rpm, surprisingly controllable.

Removing the Burris Fast Fire 3, I ridiculously over-glassed the Galil with a Burris Fullfield 30 in 4.5x-14x and traveled to Advanced Training Group Worldwide's range in Lisbon, OH, for precision testing. The day was chilly (about 42 degrees) and there was an intermittent 10-15 mph full-value wind blowing. Did that affect the results? Probably. Did my less-than-top-tier shooting affect the results? Yup. So, please bear that in mind when reviewing the results, as I am rarely able to shoot a platform to its fullest potential. As a tactical shooter, I am pretty good (fact). As a gun writer, I am pretty good (opinion). But as a precision shooter? Meh. I sighted in at 25m with Lake City 62-grain green tips, as I knew I would be shooting out to 300m (of course, that data is based on a 16-inch barrel, so ...). It should be noted that all measured groups were five rounds each, fired from a rest at 100m. Spread was measured from center to center. I will note both the extreme spread of the five-round group and the spread of the best four rounds; throwing out the inevitable flyer in an effort to remove my extreme humanity from the equation.

I tested five types of ammo: Federal American Eagle 50gr JHP in .223 Rem; Federal M193 Ball 5.56 55gr; Blackwater Precision Match Grade .223 in 60gr Hornady VMAX; Blackwater Precision 75gr Hornady ELDM; and Blackwater Precision in 77gr Sierra HPBT. Not surprisingly, given the Galil's 1:7 RH twist barrel, it preferred the heavier bullets. The Blackwater Precision 77gr rounds led the way with a spread of 2.95" (1.45" when removing my inevitable flyer). While not mind-blowing, the delivered results were very good for a pistol.

This is where the Galil's lack of a precision trigger showed up. While more than adequate during the tactical shooting, it made precision shooting a challenge. The trigger travels about half of its distance in take up before you hit much tension. Then it stacks slightly just prior to an indistinct break. A Lyman digital gauge showed an average trigger-pull weight of 6.8 lbs. Would the Galil benefit from a better trigger? Of course, but bear in mind, this is not supposed to be a precision firearm. (If this were the rifle variant, I would demand a better trigger.)

As I had already shot at 200m with Tom, I moved right to 300m. This is absolutely stretching the limits of this platform. And not just due to barrel length and its effect on accuracy. 5.56 velocities fall off precipitously in short barrels. The fact is the 5.56 round becomes significantly less effective below 2,500fps. With an 8.3" barrel, you are looking at velocities around 2,400fps with standard military loads.

While my 25m zero should have given me approximately point-of aim/point-of-impact hits at 300m with mid-weight bullets, I experienced pretty significant bullet drop; particularly with the heavy bullets that gave me my best accuracy. With the 75gr and 77gr rounds, I was getting bullet drop of just over 2'. Once I deciphered my drop, I was able to produce a group with the 77gr Blackwater that measured just under 4.9". (To be fair, it was a four-shot group, as one shot was completely off cardboard, and another was in the cardboard next to the target. While the full-value wind did me no favors, I doubt I would be able to reproduce this group at this distance. Dumb luck, not skill.) I also produced a group with the 60gr Blackwater Precision that was close to POA-POI and measured 14.1". The good news is ringing a piece of 14"xl6" steel off of a rest at that distance was relatively easy, if not entirely consistent. At distances beyond 300m, I would consider it to be more of an area weapon...not that I would want to be standing 400m away from someone shooting the GAP at me. Remember, this particular Galil variant was designed for shooting mostly inside 100m; something of which it is very capable.

After approximately 300 rounds of seven different types of ammunition (zero malfunctions), reality met expectations. The Galil Ace Pistol in 5.56 is a great option to consider for home defense, as a truck or bug-out gun, or just as a really fun and reliable plinking companion. And with the right type of ammo to make up for velocity shortcomings, it has potential as a law-enforcement weapon as well (particularly when working from a patrol car). Some might say that the Galil Ace is a "Franken-firearm" created from an amalgamation of parts from guns past: magazine from an AR; operating system from a Valmet; receiver assembly from and AK; and even a dash of FN. But I like to think that IWI borrowed from the best of the best and coupled that with some excellent outside-the-box thinking, to create a great firearm.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FOR THE ASSISTANCE THEY PROVIDED IN WRITING THIS ARTICLE:

Burris Optics

888-440-0244 / BurrisOptics.com

Federal Premium Ammunition

800-379-1732 / FederalPremium.com

Blackwater Precision Match Grade Ammo

844-764-8481 / BlackwaterPrecision.com

Blue Line Ltd.

330-360-8310 / BlueLineLtdOh.com

Advanced Training Group Worldwide, Inc.

330-964-0311 / MyATGWorldwide.com_

Alliance Police Training Range

330-428-7048 / AlliancePoliceTraining.com

G & A Auto Service

330-549-5217 / North Lima, OH (Without their hard work, the special "before" photos would not have happened. Thanks, Allen.)

GALIL RIFLES

.223 and .308 rifles good enough to join the UZI.

Now the quality and reliability that made the UZI a legend are available to the rifle shooter. Taking advantage of advanced firearms design and technology, the GALIL can be field stripped, cleaned and reassembled in seconds. This, plus the GALIL's top quality materials and rugged simplicity, assures continued functioning under the most adverse conditions. The GALIL offers the ultimate refinement of the proven gas operation system with a unique variety of advanced features.

Both the .223 and 308 models have the GALIL's exclusive flip-up tritium night sight system and a thumb safety in addition to a traditional side lever safety. The sturdy folding stock provides compactness for easy transport, yet is completely rigid when extended. By design, the cocking handle, magazine release and safety system can be operated by either right or left-handed shooters with equal ease. The .223 GALIL offers additional flexibility with an optional AB-15/M16 magazine adapter, permitting the use of this commonly available .223 magazine.

Most important, every GALIL is manufactured to the same demanding standards of performance and reliability as the world renowned UZL

.308 Model AR

.223 Model AR

Optional adapter allows the use of AR-15/M-16 magazines on .223 model.

1.42. Exclusive flip-up tritium night sight system. 3. Thumb operated safety in addition to regular side safety lever.

GALIL RIFLES

The Deluxe GALIL Model ARM: a state-of-the-art battle proven rifle

For the first time, a civilian version of the Israel Defense Forces' primary battle rifle is now available in America.

This no-compromise rifle carries all the same design and performance features as the standard Model AS plus these deluxe additions: rugged, folding bipod with integral wire cutter; vented hardwood handguard and a carry handle. The Deluxe Model ARM also accepts all standard GALIL accessories.

.223 Model ARM.

ACCESSORIES

In addition to warranty service facilities. Action Arms Ltd. offers a complete selection of authentic UZI and GALIL accessories. Each item listed here is designed and built to the same high quality standards as the guns themselves.

Photos by R. D. Pickens / Cover and lead photos by Mike Anschuetz

Caption: The early 1980s were a crazy time, but it did see the importation of the Galil battle rifle. Quite a bit has changed over the years, and the new IWI Galil Ace Pistol is a prime example. Vehicles are a 1974 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser and a 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Caption: Action Arms was the second American importer of the Galil series and offered them alongside their UZI firearms line which they began importing around 1981 for civilian sales. (1987 Action Arms Ltd. brochure)

Caption: BATF letterhead showing that the importation of the Galil was banned.

Caption: With the brace extended, the GAP is still shorter than the Original with the stick folded.

Caption: The Galil Ace Pistol is so compact, it conceals nicely in this small daypack.

Caption: AK fans will find something awfully familiar about the Galil Ace Pistol.

Caption: The Galil Ace Pistol is a rockstar in tactical drills.

Caption: Top left, Galil Ace 21N SBR in 5.56. Top right, Galil Ace Pistol in 5.56. Bottom center, Galil Ace Rifle in .308.

Caption: Tom Alibrando, National Law Enforcement Sales Manager for IWI, discusses the select fire 21N with the author.

Caption: Blackwater Precision's 77gr performed best. Not surprising out of a 1:7 twist rate barrel and a windy day.

Caption: Reprinted from "Barrel Length Studies in 5.56mm NATO Weapons," by Dater and Wong. Published in Small Arms Defense Journal, 02/08/2012.

Caption: This little pistol is combat accurate at 300m.
BATF letterhead showing that the importation of the
Galil was banned.

BARRED FROM IMPORTATION:             July, 1989

AKA7 type                            86S type
AKA7S type                           86S7 type
AK74 type                            87S type
AKS type                             Calil type
AKM type                             Type 56 type
AKMS type                            Type 56S type
BAS type                             Valmet M76 type
ARM type                             Valmet M78 type
84S1 type                            M76 counter sniper type
84S3 type                            FAL type
HK91 type                            L1A1A type
HK9 3 type                           SAR A 8 type
HR9A type                            AUG type
C3SA type                            FNC type
K1 type                              Uzi carbine
K2 type                              Algimec ACMI type
AR100 type                           AR180 type
MIAS type                            Australian Automatic Arms SAR
MAS223 type                          type
SIC 550SP type                       Beretca AR70 type
SIC 551SP type                       Beretta BM59 type
SKS type with detachable magazine    CIS SR88 type

SPECIFICATIONS
                       ORIGINAL GALIL           GALIL ACE PISTOL

Type:             Closed bolt, long stroke     Closed bolt, long
                       gas, semi-auto         stroke gas, semi-auto

Caliber:                  5.56x45mm                 5.56x45mm
Capacity:                   35+1              30+1 (drum magazines
                                                   available)
Barrel Length:              18.1"                     8.3"
Overall Length:            38.25"                     27.5"
Folded Length:             29.25"                     19.5"
Weight                     8.7 lbs                   7.6 lbs
(unloaded):
Barrel:             Right hand, 1:12 in.      Right hand, 1:7 in.
                   (the Golani had a 1:9              twist
                       in. twist rate)
Sights:           Post front, L-type rear,     Post front, L-type
                   tritium inserts in both       rear, tritium
                                                 inserts in both
_Trigger:                 6.5-7 lbs                  6.8 lbs
Stock:              Folding tubular steel        None. Folding
                                                wrist stabilizer
MSRP:               $800-900 (now valued              $1849
                        around $3000)
Manufacturer:       IMI (Israel Military       IWI (Israel Weapon
                         Industries)           Industries) Iwi.us

ACCURACY CHART

Ammunition                 Bullet        Group      Group Size
                         Weight (gr)    Size (in)   (adjusted)

Blackwater Precision          77          2.95         1.45
Sierra HPBT

Blackwater Precision          75          3.25         2.90
Hornady ELDM

Federal American              50           3.6         2.25
Eagle JHP

Federal M193 FMJ              55          6.75         5.05

Blackwater Precision          60           7.8          5.5
Hornady VMAX

AT-84 Accessories

ACA-084 -9015       AT-84 Magazine: 99mm-15md./41
                    A.E.-10 md

ACA-084P-9013       AT-84P Magazine 9mm-13
                    md/.41 AX 8 rod

ACA-084 -0460       Neoprene Grip: AT-84

ACA-OS4P-0480       Neoprene Grip: AT-84P

ACA-084 -9110       Belt Slide Bolster: Brown Right-
                    Hand

ACA-084 -9111       Belt Slide Bolster: Brown Right-
                    Band

ACA-084 -9112       Belt Bolster Brown, Right-Band
AC A084 -9113       Belt Bolster Black Right-Hand

GALIL Accessories

ACC-336 7600        GALIL Magazine: 308-25 md

ACG 336 -7800       GALIL Magazine .308-5 md

ACG-356 -7100       GALIL Magazine 223-35 md

ACG-356 -7200       GALIL Maganne .223-50 md

ACG-356 -7900       Maganne Adapter: AR-15/M-16 to
                    GALIL

ACG-359 -0210       Universal & Sight Adjustment
                    Tool

ACG-356 -9100       Soft Carrying Case Black

ACG 356 -9101       Soft Carrying Case Camo

UZI Accessories

ACU-941-O000     Conversion Xu for UZI Carbine
                 9mm to .41 A.E.

ACU-945-0000     Conversion Kit for UZI Carbine:
                 9mm to .45 ACP

ACU-4541-0000    Conversion Kit for UZI Carbine .45
                 ACP to .41 A.E.

ACU-459-0000     Conversion Kit for UZI Carbine .45
                 ACP to 9mm

ACU-022-0020     Conversion Kit for UZI Carbine AB
                 Calibers to 22 Kit

ACU-022-0020     UZI Magazine 22 LR-20 md for
                 Conversion Kit

ACU-175-0000     UZI Magazine: 9mm-20 md/.41
                 A.E.-14 md

ACU-171-0000     UZI Magazine: 9mm-25 md/
                 41 A.E. -18 md.

ACU-172-0000     UZI Magazine. 9mm-32 md/ .41
                 A.E.-22 md

ACU-057-0600     UZI Magazine 45 ACP-16 md.

ACU-057-0700     UZI Magazine 45 ACP-30 md.
                 small drum

ACU-193 -1200    UZI Magazine Loading Took 9mm

ACU-045-1200     UZI Magazine loading Tool 45
                 ACP

ACU-195-0910     Magazine Clip: UZI

ACU-200-9001     Magazine .Pouch: 2-25 Round
                 Magazines

ACU-200-9002     Magazine Pouch. 3-25 Round
                 Magazines

ACU-200-9005     Magazine Pouch: 2-32 Round
                 Magazines

ACU-200-9006     Magazine Pouch; 3-32 Round
                 Magazines

ACU-194-0721     Sight Adlustment Key UZI Carbine
                 (Model B & UZI MINI Carbine)

ACU-104-0800     Front Sight Adjustment Tool, UZI
                 Carbine (Model A)

ACU 194 -0722    Sight Adlustment Key: UZI Pistol

ACU-094-0500     Wood Stock; UZI Carbine Only

ACU-200-9100     Soft Carrying Case UZI Carbine

ACU-200-9102     Soft Carrying Case UZI Pistol

ACU-200-9105     Soft SWAT Case w/logo- UZI

ACU-200-9103     Hard Carrying Case UZI MINI
                 Carbine

ACU-200-9107     Hard Carrying Case UZI Carbine
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