IWI US, a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., began shipping its new Galil ACE pistol (GAP39-II) in June to shooters who were part of the GAP39 recall and opted for a replacement in lieu of a refund.
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Wholesale distributors will began receiving the first commercial quantities of the GAP39-II in the beginning of June.
The recall of all the original Galil ACE (GAP39) pistols was ordered due to the pistol’s receiver, which featured a 3-pin (3-hole) fire control group construction. While these pistols cannot fire automatically, BATF&E has historically held that AK type receivers with 3-pin (3-hole) fire control groups are, by definition, machine gun receivers.
Accordingly, all owners (FFL Dealers or Consumers) of a GAP39 pistol were required to return their firearms to IWI US, for either a full refund or for a replacement with a 2-pin (2-hole) pistol within 90 to 120 days.
The new 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 …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life