Golani any good?


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matai
December 27, 2008, 03:07 AM
So I'm looking at this gunbroker ad:

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/119428000/119428255/pix1385369031.jpg

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=119428255


and am wondering how this Golani compares to a standard <$1000 M4. I usually really like isreali stuff, so I'm interested and the price seems good. Just not sure if its worth spending the few hundred bucks for a M4. What do you all think??

Thanks

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nalioth
December 27, 2008, 03:10 AM
I suggest you use the search feature.

If you're a gambler, go for it sight unseen.

Hint: They're not Israeli any more.

HorseSoldier
December 27, 2008, 03:30 AM
They're made by Century, who have a solid reputation for taking perfectly reliable military rifle designs and making them problematic civilian legal semis. (Including some problems with Golani that Nalioth's suggestion of a search will explain in pretty good detail.)

I'd consider one I could look over. If I was ordering sight-unseen, I'd be prepared to get it to the range the day it arrived, and start melting phone lines calling Century if it had issues.

hawmanai
December 27, 2008, 04:02 PM
I got one this summer from J&G, had a problem, but I like it.

When I first got it, it would jam occasionally. When stripping the round from the magazine, the bullet tip would stop on the barrel breechface. A little work on the magazine feed lips so the bullet would sit higher helped.

It now feeds reliably, there are still marks on the breechface where it hits and I think a small feed ramp might help more. (Noticed my AR also slightly damages the tip on soft points while feeding from the magazine.)

Overall I like the gun, fun to shoot, folding stock is handy, just be ready to ship it back or do some work on it.

shotgunjoel
December 27, 2008, 04:08 PM
I've always thought they were neat, they are like an AR and AK hybrid. They have neat little features like a wire cutter in the bipod hinge and a bottle opener on the bottom of the front grip.

FMJMIKE
December 27, 2008, 08:51 PM
I have read more bad reviews of this rifle than good. I wouldn't buy one..........:rolleyes:

alemonkey
December 27, 2008, 09:19 PM
I really wish these had better reviews. They're such a sweet looking rifle. I'd love to have one but I hear too much bad stuff about the CAI builds.

PERRK
December 27, 2008, 09:20 PM
Not recommended due to personal experience as a former owner. Like the others said, it is an "interpretive" recreation of the Galil made poorly.

nalioth
December 27, 2008, 11:04 PM
Not recommended due to personal experience as a former owner. Like the others said, it is an "interpretive" recreation of the Galil made poorly. Yes, it is very sad that the ball was dropped on this project.

forquidder
December 28, 2008, 01:50 AM
Here's one at a cheaper price if you're still feeling lucky.

http://www.classicarms.us/

salvo
December 28, 2008, 02:06 AM
I bought one a little over a year ago. I must have got lucky it has been a great rifle, no problems at all. I must confess if I had read all the horror stories before hand I probable would have passed.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Golani/IMG_6715.jpg

salvo
December 28, 2008, 02:07 AM
I bought one a little over a year ago. I must have got lucky it has been a great rifle, no problems at all. I must confess if I had read all the horror stories before hand I probable would have passed.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Golani/IMG_6715.jpg

salvo
December 28, 2008, 02:14 AM
I bought one a little over a year ago. I must have got lucky it has been a great rifle, no problems at all. I must confess if I had read all the horror stories before hand I probable would have passed.

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