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Posted: 9/1/2003 3:18:06 AM EDT

Colombian soldiers patrol outskirts of Calamar in Guaviare province, August 30, 2003. Colombian army took the control of Calamar, a strategic town amid the jungle after 40 years of the FARC rebels control, Army said. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz


Colombian soldiers patrol a street in Calamar in Guaviare province, August 30, 2003. Colombian army took the control of Calamar, a strategic town amid the jungle after 40 years of the FARC rebels control, Army said. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz


Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe speaks during the 25th annual March of Solidarity in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday Aug. 31, 2003. Thousands of people attended the annual march that collects money for social programs. The march is held each year to promote solidarity among Colombians. (AP Photo/ Javier Galeano)

Link Posted: 9/1/2003 8:14:33 AM EDT
It's amazing that one of the few countries that realizes the Galil is the best rifle, is Columbia. Maybe there is hope for them yet.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 4:33:02 PM EDT


Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe, center with hat, arrives in Torcoroma, a neighboorhood in Cucuta, located on the northeastern border with Venezuela, Monday, Sept.1,2003. Uribe transferred the seat of government to the violence-wracked town of Cucuta along the Venezuelan border Monday as part of efforts to bring state authority to embattled regions where leftist rebels and right-wing paramilitary groups are battling for the zones control. He will govern for two days in Cucuta.(AP Photo/ Fernando Vergara)
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 8:12:02 PM EDT
Do you guys notice the 7.62x51mm NATO Galil AR's in this pic:



And this one also:



I had heard that both the Guatemalans and the Columbians bought a few of the 7.62 NATO Galil's in AR configuration for 1) as a Designated Marksmanship Rifle and 2) for use in case of jaguars/pumas decide to bite you on the ass in the rain forest.
Link Posted: 9/3/2003 1:07:32 PM EDT




Link Posted: 9/17/2003 1:18:30 AM EDT
The only way they could have done better is to get South African made Galils instead ;o)

R4's and R5's
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 1:31:15 AM EDT
Welcome aboard Shark.
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 2:35:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2003 2:40:35 PM EDT by Malacoda]

Originally Posted By shark_za:
The only way they could have done better is to get South African made Galils instead



They make their own under license, 5.56 only. The 7.62 ARs are getting fewer and fewer as they wear out, much to the distress of the troops. 5.56 sucks in the forest.

And the Galil in Mbsk01's first pic, with the guys in the colorful armbands, is of a captured Galil in the hands of the G.
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