The modernized Galil Ace is based upon the reliable mechanism of the original Galil assault rifle, and continuous improvements have resulted in an extremely reliable and highly accurate Galil Ace. Modernizations include weight reduction due to use of modern polymers, increased magazine compatibility, and a left-side charging handle (reciprocating) allowing for weak hand operation. The milled steel receiver is topped with a two-piece, full-length Picatinny rail, and it has a Picatinny style tri-rail forearm with built in, slide on/off rail covers with pressure switch access. The Galil Ace features fully adjustable iron sights with a Tritium front post and 2-dot Tritium rear aperture. This model is chambered for 5.56 NATO (5.56x45mm) ammo and is compatible with NATO STANAG magazines. It has an 8.3 cold hammer-forged, CrMoV, chrome-lined barrel with a 1:7 twist.