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Posted: 9/14/2004 8:18:38 PM EDT
I've always wanted one.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:20:07 PM EDT
I like the barbed wire cutter on the tripod. Cool feature. They would try to ban it here. you know to protect the cattle...
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:20:21 PM EDT
Make mine a Micro.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:21:07 PM EDT
No. They're banned under '89...

IMI might end up setting up US production, as Barrett won't be making the Tavor and they may be required to produce it here themselves under the terms of foriegn aid agreements...

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:22:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:23:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Dave_A:
No. They're banned under '89...

IMI might end up setting up US production, as Barrett won't be making the Tavor and they may be required to produce it here themselves under the terms of foriegn aid agreements...




Its very unlikely IMI would go through the expense of setting up production in the US.



Is your Galil a pre '89 IMI?
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:25:33 PM EDT
Does a Galil have a 'sporting' purpose? I believe that is the requirement these days.

'Sporting' being defined by those who have no idea what a sport is, and who simultaneously fear any firearm that looks 'naughty'. Just to be clear... if a firearm holds anything except 1 deer or pheasant seeking bullet, it's not for sport.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:25:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Dave_A:
No. They're banned under '89...

IMI might end up setting up US production, as Barrett won't be making the Tavor and they may be required to produce it here themselves under the terms of foriegn aid agreements...




Its very unlikely IMI would go through the expense of setting up production in the US.



Lumpy: The only reason they would is if their aid agreement requires it...

IIRC, they have to spend a certain percentage of US foreign aid on US-made products...

So if they want to pay for Tavors with US aid money, they may have to build them here...
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:30:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:42:22 PM EDT
Dont some Isreali products qualify as "made in the USA" status ? I know Tadiran had made in the USA stickers on thier produts a few years ago, I asked a Tadiran corporate rep about it at a conference and He told me that products made in Isreal came under a trade agreement that allowed them to be considered US made goods as part of our financial aid to Isreal. Be great if it was still in effect !!
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:49:16 PM EDT
What happened to them manufacturing it up to a certain point then some enterprisng entity here in the U.S. manufacture the remaining parts to meet the 'made in U.S.' requirement after importing the not quite complete rifles? There's got to be enough money in it for someone to see an opportunity.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:38:40 AM EDT
Aw crap.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:44:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kihn:
What happened to them manufacturing it up to a certain point then some enterprisng entity here in the U.S. manufacture the remaining parts to meet the 'made in U.S.' requirement after importing the not quite complete rifles? There's got to be enough money in it for someone to see an opportunity.



yeah like on the romanian AK's
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:46:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:50:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Mak762:

Originally Posted By Kihn:
What happened to them manufacturing it up to a certain point then some enterprisng entity here in the U.S. manufacture the remaining parts to meet the 'made in U.S.' requirement after importing the not quite complete rifles? There's got to be enough money in it for someone to see an opportunity.



yeah like on the romanian AK's



The problem is the Galil is nearing obsolete status with the Israeli army. They are not even producting them for their own, so its HIGHLY unlikely they make semis for the US market.

Trust me guys, I LOVE Galils, but I simpley do not believe this is going to happen.

Find a nice parts kit and get a reciever and have one built.



I think galils are bitchin but whats so good about them, heavy, shoots the same round as a AR?? Probably more reliable??
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:13:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Groovinator:
Does a Galil have a 'sporting' purpose? I believe that is the requirement these days.

'Sporting' being defined by those who have no idea what a sport is, and who simultaneously fear any firearm that looks 'naughty'. Just to be clear... if a firearm holds anything except 1 deer or pheasant seeking bullet, it's not for sport.



That sporting purpose bullshit only applies to imported rifles.

If someone made Galils here, it would make one bit of difference whether it had any "sporting purpose" or not.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:18:11 PM EDT
I give you the OHIO RAPID FIRE GALIL.


Made by some of the finest AK builders out there.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:19:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:22:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Mak762:
I think galils are bitchin but whats so good about them, heavy, shoots the same round as a AR?? Probably more reliable??



AK reliability with AR15/M16 accuracy and a hell of a lot more ergonomic than your typical AK with better sights to boot.




Don't forget about the bottle opener !
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:27:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:51:24 PM EDT
Buy a receiver, parts kit and compliance parts from Federal Arms Corp. AZEX Arms does the builds. Besides, AZEX and Derek are (in)famous. They were on the newz!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:59:11 PM EDT
OK, I'd settle for a receiver cover mounted peep site for my Romanian SAR then. Isn't Williams supposed to be making one?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 1:48:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Mak762:
I think galils are bitchin but whats so good about them, heavy, shoots the same round as a AR?? Probably more reliable??



AK reliability with AR15/M16 accuracy and a hell of a lot more ergonomic than your typical AK with better sights to boot.



hmmm I might have to check one out, Ak's are great but being more accurate would be nice...
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 1:53:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 1:54:29 PM EDT by The_Groovinator]

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By The_Groovinator:
Does a Galil have a 'sporting' purpose? I believe that is the requirement these days.

'Sporting' being defined by those who have no idea what a sport is, and who simultaneously fear any firearm that looks 'naughty'. Just to be clear... if a firearm holds anything except 1 deer or pheasant seeking bullet, it's not for sport.



That sporting purpose bullshit only applies to imported rifles.

If someone made Galils here, it would make one bit of difference whether it had any "sporting purpose" or not.



Correct. I was speaking to the topic of importing the Galil. I agree that the sporting purpose definition is truely bullshit.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:02:14 PM EDT
The Galil is cool, and can be built up with kits and a receiver. I think I speak for a lot of us though that are more excited about the idea of a Sig 550 built here...
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