Function Testing an IMI Galil / JRA Gallant

Let me open with this comment: ALWAYS Function Test Before You Go To The Range With a New or Modified Galil or AK Rifle or Pistol!! Seriously – don’t wait to go to the range to do this. You can find out a lot of things at home with all your tools and supplies on … Continue reading Function Testing an IMI Galil / JRA Gallant

Shimming The Loose Handguard on my IMI Galil / JRA Gallant

Second on the list of things I needed to fix right after the buttstock was the loose handguard.  It’s a personal preference thing but I don’t like handgurds that wiggle and this thing could move front to back as well as side to side.  The reason this happens is usually because the handguard retaining slot … Continue reading Shimming The Loose Handguard on my IMI Galil / JRA Gallant

Replacing the IMI Galil / JRA Gallant’s Fire Control Group with a New ALG AKT-EL set

The AR, ARM and SAR IMI Galil rifles use an AK-style fire control group. I didn’t include the little Micro Galil as I am not sure about them. For the others though, this means you can swap out the IMI-designed group for the AK group of your choice. I needed to do this because my … Continue reading Replacing the IMI Galil / JRA Gallant’s Fire Control Group with a New ALG AKT-EL set

Replacing the JRA Gallant’s Buttstock and Refinishing It

The first thing I decided to do was to replace the buttstock and it was purely for cosmetics – the original locked up solid and did the job. I happen to have two SAR kits that I hope to build some day so I could look at them and pick parts. It just so happened … Continue reading Replacing the JRA Gallant’s Buttstock and Refinishing It

My First IMI Galil Kind Of – First Impressions of My New James River Arms Gallant

I have wanted to build an IMI Galil from a kit for years and just never got around to it.  One thing that kept me from jumping in was that I had never really dug into the design deeply by taking one apart and looking at everything. In 2006, like a lot of guys, I … Continue reading My First IMI Galil Kind Of – First Impressions of My New James River Arms Gallant

Are You Looking For A Great IMI Galil Sling?

When I was tuning my JRA Gallant, I started hunting around for a good sling for it. In looking at eBay, I saw an IDF / Zahal Galil Sling w/Laces sold by zorbal39 in Israel and bought it. Zorba was great at communicating and fast to ship. A bit over a week later the sling … Continue reading Are You Looking For A Great IMI Galil Sling?

How to Replace An IMI Galil Recoil Spring

I have written a number of posts now about my purchase of a James River Armory Gallant, which is a Galil ARM. During function testing, I noticed that the surplus recoil spring that JRA used was on the weak side. I would pull the bolt carrier back just a bit and the spring couldn’t push … Continue reading How to Replace An IMI Galil Recoil Spring

Cleaning and Tuning IMI Galil 5.56 Magazines

I have written a number of posts now about my purchase of a James River Armory Gallant, which is a Galil ARM wherein they provided a new US made receiver, barrel and pistol grip. They wanted to keep their costs down so the remaining three parts they needed for 922r compliance was to use a … Continue reading Cleaning and Tuning IMI Galil 5.56 Magazines