IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries Ltd., recently announced that the new Galil ACE Rifle in 7.62mm NATO is now shipping to distributors everywhere.
“The 7.62 NATO (7.62x51mm/.308 Win) is an extremely accurate cartridge with a lot of knock-down power and penetration; … It’s a cartridge that is worthy of the Galil ACE,” said Michael Kassnar, vice president of sales and marketing for IWI US, in a recent press release.
“We know gun enthusiasts everywhere are going to be excited to get their hands on this just in time for hunting season.”
Many improvements have been made since the original Galil was first developed. Weight has been reduced to 8.7 pounds unloaded through the use of high-impact polymers. Reliability has been improved by sealing the internal mechanism with a reciprocating charging handle cover, adding additional protection from sand and dirt, according to the release.
A full-length 2-piece Picatinny top rail has been added and a tri-rail has found its way under the plastic foregrip. Plus, slide on/slide off rail covers with pressure switch access have been incorporated.
The Galil now has a folding adjustable stock with a 2-position removable cheek comb. The charging handle was moved to the left side of the receiver and the magazine release was made ambidextrous so that a shooter could change magazines without having to take the gun off target.
The Galil ACE in 7.62mm NATO retails for $2,100.