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11/20/2019 5:07:11 PM
Posted: 11/2/2006 4:02:52 PM EST
Ran into an interesting tidbit in this article about the Galil rifle <linked>.

Fighting infantry units therefore were reissued M16s (new or upgraded to improve reliability and reduce weight).

What upgrades did the Isreali's do?

Link to article.
www.answers.com/topic/imi-galil
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:04:12 PM EST
linky no worky
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:47:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By mark75101:
linky no worky


works fine for me
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 5:54:29 PM EST
I know that the Galil is an extremely heavy weapon, so maybe thats one of the reasons they switched back to the M16. Maybe it also has reliability issues as well...?
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 6:09:31 PM EST
I respect a rifle that has a built-in bottle opener.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 6:14:17 PM EST
Kinda hard to improve anything that isnt broke, the AR is number one period.

TG
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 6:34:53 PM EST
The main reason, other than weight, the Galil was/is not used as widely as the M16 is cost. They can use our support money to buy M16 for a lot less than they can produce Galils.

As far as mods go, they have a bunch of different configurations depending on what parts are available. Mostly adding optics, grips, lights, bipods, sights, etc.

As for reliability they stopped chopping them at the front sight base and used proper gas port location.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 7:12:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2006 7:13:12 PM EST by TrapperJohn4077]
"I respect a rifle that has a built-in bottle opener."

my polytech m14 has a bottle opener... most people call it the gas port screw, but it does the job nicely.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 7:25:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2006 7:26:09 PM EST by eddiein1984]
I think that the "upgrades" are just rebuilding old worn out rifles. Most of the IDF weapons appear to be mix-master carbines. They also seem fond of velcro, duct tape, and para-cord.

They didn't exactly clean house in Lebanon this summer. I wonder how their level of weapons training compares with US forces?

Link Posted: 11/2/2006 7:29:13 PM EST

and even the unusual feature of an integrated bottle-opener to avoid damage to the rifle magazines through a previously common misuse of weapons to open beverage bottles by using the magazine orifice to twist the caps off.



Link Posted: 11/2/2006 7:30:10 PM EST
Isreal isnt going to pass up free equipo from the US.
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