IWI Galil Ace in 7.62 NATO

This is the 7.62x39 version of the Galil Ace. No photos exist of the 7.62 NATO version, but it is expected to be similarly configured.

This is the 7.62x39 version of the Galil Ace. No photos exist of the 7.62 NATO version, but it is expected to be similarly configured.

IWI US will introduce several versions of the Galil Ace chambered in 7.62 NATO later this year. The new guns will be available as both pistols and rifles. The new guns will use SR-25 pattern magazines, and will ship with 20-round Magpul Pmags.

Initial rifle offerings will give purchasers a choice of 16″, 18″ or 20″ barrels. Stocks will be adjustable for LOP and will fold. Hand guards will have Picatinny rails and come with covers.

The pistols will have an 11.8″ barrel, rails and adjustable sights. One version is slated to ship with an arm brace, though the recent ATF ruling may influence this.

The 7.62 NATO guns are expected in later summer 2015. No official word from IWI US, but I am hearing the rifles will carry a MSRP of $2,099. Likewise, I am hearing that standard pistols will sell forย $1,949 and $2,049 for the version with an arm brace.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • andrey kireev

    Do want !

  • Pete Sheppard

    They looked good until I came to the dollar signs…even the actual price is going to be rather high.

    • The value proposition is really not bad compared to an Arsenal, when you realize that this gun has features considerably in excess of the top-end Arsenal side-folder. Tritium front sight, quad rail w/ covers, better irons, excellent optics mounting rail on top, etc. That’s not to mention the way better QC and finish I’ve come to expect out of IWI…

      • Pete Sheppard

        Well said! IF your budget allows it . ๐Ÿ™‚

      • John

        Short quad rail, non-replaceable pistol grip, proprietary stock, polymer lower…

        For the price? No thanks.
        The .308 version might be a different story because at least it will be priced to be somewhat competitive with other rifles.

      • Mr.B

        I’ve been shopping around for something a bit more powerful than the 5.56 and 5.45 rifles i have. The price of most “Top of the Line” Kalashnikov style rifles is right around where these are priced or more. Yes the guns are a bit expensive but with all the bells and whistles out of box you won’t have to add them yourself which would probably end up with your weapon costing about the same. Before this my picks were the Parabellum ak14, Krebs KV-13, or FN SCAR H. The KV and AK-14 both have that weird shroud thing with key-mods. And i don’t know anybody who has experience with Scar’s as far as reliability and what not. With that said, I plan to purchase the 7.62 NATO ACE.

        • Hanzo

          Looks like this will be my 2nd Galil, as my 1st was purchased in 1987. The Galil is unbeatable. The Ruger SR762 is a nice gun also.

      • Anon. E Maus

        The Galil ACE is probably nice, but I have my doubts that it’s as nice as an Arsenal.

  • Ethan

    Magazine and ammo commonality with my AR-10s? In a SBR side folder? Yes please!

    • FourString

      Bear territory protection, in backpack friendly package ๐Ÿ˜€

  • PeterK

    YES. I am excite. Time to start saving for that 18 inch, baby!

  • Vitsaus

    It will be like the Tavors… they’ll hit the scene pricey, and if they sell well, the price will drop as availability increases. As was pointed out, they offer things you can not get in even the best production AKs.

  • snmp

    SR-25 pattern magazines => mean Original AR10 mag

  • HSR47

    Again… Just like the 7.62×39 variant, they’re bringing out Title I rifles and pistols, but no Title II rifles…