Skip to comments.Meet the New Israeli Assault Rifle [Video]
Posted on 10/18/2010 11:08:13 PM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie
..."The Gilboa is an assault rifle "based on the M-16, but with all the necessary improvements" and the Corner-Shot is a special Israeli technology which allows soldiers to shoot from behind a corner with the use of video camera and a special rotating rifle."
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
Sounds like doing things the hard way. 15000 pound bombs don’t have problems with corners.
F’ing awesome! I love Israelis.
I wonder if they’ve modified the Corner Shot to use something larger than a Glock Model 18.
I think this will answer your question.
If a terrorist cell was hiding in my neighborhood Id rather see a team take them out than have someone drop a really big bomb.
The Gilboa is just an M16 with some available modifications. For example they make one in 7.62x39 that takes AK mags. Wow, how novel. According to the spokesman it new because it is made in Israel.
The funniest part of the video is when he demonstrates the cornershot and aims at some unsuspecting guys around a wall. Muzzle disipline is apparently lacking in Israeli special forces training.
*round the corner bump*
“I think this rifle does not use the direct impingement gas operating system of the M16. The lower is essentially the same with tweaks, but the upper uses a proprietary gas piston operating system.”
That’s not novel either, and while I’m not an M16 expert, it seems that many people dont like the piston system and prefer direct gas operation. In fact I was at a gun store recently and the salesman used the fact that a certain model didnt have the piston as a selling point.
I never claimed it was. Other rifles use a gas piston driven systems. Just not M-16’s.
I was addressing your comment that “The Gilboa is just an M16 with some available modifications”. It does look like an M-16 on the outside, but the guts in the upper are very different. I am certainly not defending it as I have never used one.
Part of the Gilboa family of assault rifles, showing the standard, piston driven model on top, the DMR in the middle and the 'Shorty' at the bottom. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense Update
“I never claimed it was. Other rifles use a gas piston driven systems. Just not M-16s.”
I didn’t mean that as an accusation. I’m just a little perplexed as to what they think is so new about this “NEW” assault rifle. I don’t see anything groundbreaking here.
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