The Galil ACE® pistol in 7.62x39mm now contains the proper receiver with the 2-pin (2-hole) fire control group and is shipping to recall participants.
Harrisburg, Pa. (June 2016) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is pleased to announce that the new Galil ACE® pistol (GAP39-II) is now shipping to individuals who were part of the GAP39 Recall and opted for a replacement in lieu of a refund. Wholesale distributors will begin to receive the first commercial quantities of the GAP39-II in the beginning of June. The GAP39-II contains the proper receiver with a 2-pin (2-hole) fire control group construction. In addition to the Galil ACE pistol, complete Galil ACE rifles are expected to start shipping by mid to late June, while the Galil ACE pistols with stabilizing braces are expected to begin shipping to distributors within the next 60 days.
The modernized Galil ACE is based upon the reliable mechanism of the original Galil assault rifle first developed by IMI in the late 1960s. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Russian AK-47 and the Finnish Valmet RK 62, the IWI Galil ACE has been continuously improved upon over the last 40+ years, resulting in today’s extremely reliable and highly accurate Galil ACE.
Improvements made since the original Galil was first developed include the charging handle (reciprocating) moved to the left side of the milled steel receiver, allowing for weak hand operation. Additional advancements include weight reduction with the use of modern polymers, AKM/AK-47 magazine compatibility, full-length two-piece Picatinny top rail and fully adjustable iron sights with Tritium front post. There is also a Picatinny tri-rail forearm with built-in, slide on/off rail covers with pressure switch access.
The GAP39-II is not available for sale in California or Massachusetts. Magazine capacity restrictions may apply in other states.
- MODEL: Pistol
- Action: Semi-auto
- Caliber: 7.62x39mm
- Operating System: Closed rotating bolt, long stroke gas piston
- Magazine Type: MAGPUL MOE AK/AKM PMAG
- Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
- Barrel Material: Cold hammer forged, CrMoV, chrome lined
- Barrel Length: 8.3″
- Overall Length: 18″
- Weight: 6 lbs. w/out magazine
- Rifling: Right Hand, 1:9.45 inch twist
- Sights: Adjustable with Tritium front post
- MSRP: $1,749