Haitian Police Spotted with Galil ACE, T65 Rifles

An article posted to the Irish web magazine Independent.ie featured pictures of Haitian police sporting a Galil ACE 21 rifle and a Taiwanese T65 rifle or carbine. The T65 is in use by Haitian forces officially, but the ACE is not.

The Galil ACE has garnered considerable attention and contracts since it’s introduction, being licensed by Peru, and purchased by the Guatemalan National Civil Police and El Salvador.¬†It seems the combination of Israeli manufacturing quality and marketing muscle, the AK operating mechanism, 1913¬†compliant optics-ready capability, and a much lighter receiver (shaving a half-kilogram off the weight of the weapon) has proven to be a good one on the global arms market.

Thanks to Barry for the tip.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


  • Mike

    I like how this officer is casually flagging everybody on the street as they drive by…
    At least his finger is off the trigger in case they hit a bump o_O

  • The Hun

    That’s actually Dee-troit. I’m sure it’s those reasons listed that Israel is selling so many weapons/sarc.

  • Barry

    I have made the big time my names on Thefirearmblog!

  • Dick is a Dick

    Well they certainly aren’t making the best of images on people’s eyes, by that photo.

    • Burst

      It’s HAITI- this might actually be an improvement.

  • Ken

    So can we have our M1’s back? Granted they’ll probably all be rack grades or below.

  • Wetcoaster

    Any idea if the T-65 uppers will mate up with standard AR-15 lowers?

    • I can’t think of any reason they wouldn’t, but I do not know for a fact that they do.

      • Sebastian Shen

        Well…I don’t think AR15 lower can fit with T65’s lower…due to the tolerance requirements are not the same level.

  • J.R

    Nice muzzle discipline. Maybe he can get all three people with one ND?