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. He can be reached via email at [email protected]