Magal entered production in 2000 for Israeli police. Today Civil Guard and part of police in Occupied Territories use the Magal that based on Micro Galil. Israeli police forces desired a compact weapon with ballistics between the 9mm Uzi and the standard Micro Galil in 5.56mm. The 7.62mm Carbine cartridge was already popular due to the use of surplus US M1 and M2 Carbines. Thus, the proven Micro Galil was redesigned not only to accept the 7.62mm Carbine cartridge, but the prolific magazines of the M1 and M2 Carbines as well. The polymer furniture was redesigned to cover the magazine well interface, and to provide protection for the firing hand`s fingers.
The 7.62mm Carbine cartridge loses a bit of its power from the shorter barrel of the Magal, but it retains enough velocity to penetrate some types of soft body armor. Flash and blast will be reduced over the 5.56mm Micro Galil, but some users may still find them objectionable. The handling qualities of the Magal are similiar to the rifle-caliber SMG, but with less recoil. Standard aperture iron sights
Former IMI, Now IWI: Israel Weapon Industries, P.O Box 63 Ramat Hashron 47100 Israel, Phone: 972-3-7606000 Fax: 972-3-7606001 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
.30 US Carbine (7.62x33 mm)
(stock closed/open): 460 / 700 mm