The Galil is Israel’s answer to the AK47, but a sleeker, more modernized version. This baby is a cross between the AK47 and an AR15. This is for the gun enthusiasts that love the robust feel but with the AR reliability and accuracy. You’re getting the best of both worlds. Many version of Galil has been around since the 50’s. The updated version is a refresh with picatinny rails for optics and lasers to custom with. The bolt operations has been borrowed from the AK making it more reliable in stress test.
Youtuber James Reeves takes this Galil Ace .223/5.56 for a spin and goes over a bit of its history.
Taken directly from IWI’s brochure:
“The modernized Galil ACE is based upon the reliable mechanism of the original Galil rifle first developed by IMI in the late 1960’s. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Russian AK-47 and the Finnish Valmet RK 62, the IWI Galil ACE has been continuously improved over the last 40 years, resulting in today’s extremely reliable and highly accurate Galil ACE.
Improvements made since the original Galil was first developed include:
Charging handle (reciprocating) moved to the left side of the milled steel receiver allowing for weak hand operation
AKM/AK-47 magazine compatibility. (Note that the Galil ACE rifle is assembled in the US from imported and US parts under 18 U.S.C § 922(r). You should only use magazines made in the USA in your Galil ACE rifle. Use of an imported magazine may put you in violation of 18 U.S.C § 922(r).)
Weight reduction with the use of modern polymers
Full length 2-piece Picatinny style top rail
Picatinny style tri-rail forearm with built in, slide on/ off rail covers with pressure switch access
Side Folding adjustable telescoping buttstock with 2 position removable comb on all rifle models
Fully adjustable iron sights with Tritium front post”