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Posted: 8/28/2004 1:00:26 PM EST
They can't be using Desert Eagles, is is American like their M-16's?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:01:25 PM EST
i think glocks, i could be wrong. they seem very popular there.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:13:56 PM EST
Some use Glocks with the Glock Stock (tm) and a longer barrel to convert the pistol into something like a SBR... for those times when they can't conceal a real SBR.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:28:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:31:19 PM EST
I thought they use the IMI Jericho, but I'm not all that up to speed on the IDF. I'd imagine they'd use "whatever works".

Sly
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:33:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:48:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 1:53:32 PM EST by boofus]
http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/small_arms/barak/barak.GIF

What an ugly handgun. Uglier than the FN 5.7 h.gif
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:05:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 2:07:13 PM EST by _DR]

Originally Posted By boofus:
www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/small_arms/barak/barak.GIF

What an ugly handgun. Uglier than the FN 5.7



Actually the Barak has not been officially adopted by the IDF as far as I know although IMI is pushing it hard. Most IDF units that have no option to choose still use the Jericho (similar to the baby eagle).

I had a chance to lay hands on the SP21 Barak at Bachman guns in Dallas. I wanted to be impressed, really wanted to, but the controls were just all wrong. The decocker is a button on top of the slide, and the slide release will NOT release the slide unless you pull back on the slide first. Both operations took two hands. I think they screwed up on this one.

I kind of like the way it looked, but the ergonomics are just bad. Too bad, I had high hopes.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:49:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By anon23bf:
Some use Glocks with the Glock Stock (tm) and a longer barrel to convert the pistol into something like a SBR... for those times when they can't conceal a real SBR.



Where does that info come from?

Ive seen lots of pics of Glock 17s, lots of Browning Hi-Powers and the occasional SIG P226, but Ive never seen a pic of a Glock in use with a stock on it.



It was on the front cover of a Shomer-Tec catalog a couple years ago, but sold only to military/LEO. The catalog description claimed usage by the IDF. I don't see it on their Web site, though (www.shomertec.com/).
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:53:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By boofus:
www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/small_arms/barak/barak.GIF

What an ugly handgun. Uglier than the FN 5.7



awww... comon ... its purty!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 10:23:55 PM EST
I met an exchange student from Israel in the 80`s. He said the Govt made bulk purchases of weapons that were resold to citizens & settlers. At that time it was AR15`s & browning HP`s.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:07:51 AM EST
They used to use a lot of Hi-Powers. They seem to be using mostly GLOCK 17s now.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:45:58 PM EST
They get to choose between a G17 and a Browning Hi-Power.... sweet.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:06:43 PM EST
I love my Jericho 941... I can't see why exactly they switched from it.
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