The Firearm Blog website reports that IWI US, a subsidiary of small arms manufacturer Israel Weapon Industries, released Wednesday a new version of its Galil ACE, the GEN II. The latest configuration incorporates improvements based on user feedback. It brings to the table a few new features that most users will definitely appreciate, according to the website.
The second generation of the Galil ACE ditches the round, short handguard with plastic covers and adopts a more aggressive and modern look thanks to a metal M-LOK handguard. This also leaves the barrel free-floated, potentially improving accuracy. The other updates affect the trigger profile and the safety lever. The latter has a different shape from GEN I and allows for a shorter throw. The side-folding adjustable buttstock is now fully M4 compatible and rifles are equipped with Magpul CTR and riser, while pistols are shipped with SB Tactical SBA-3 braces, the report said.
As of now, the models affected by the upgrade are the ones chambered in 5.56×45 mm, 7.62×39 mm and 5.45×39 mm. The latter caliber previously offered only as a limited edition for the GEN I will be a standard option for the GEN II. Barrel lengths of 8.3″ and 16″ will still be offered, and a new 13″, middle-ground format will be added, according to the website.
Ronen Hamodot, Corporate VP Marketing & Sales at SK Group, said, "The company continues to develop and upgrade products tailored to the various markets with an emphasis on meeting the customer's need. The company will continue to develop and upgrade the rest of the products in the future, with an emphasis on all civilian and military markets, in order to continue to be a leader in the global small arms market."