Gilboa Rifle Series Review
The Gilboa® is a series of Assault rifles, SMG's and DMR/Sniper rifles made by Silver Shadow Israel, chambered in 5.56X45 mm/.223REM, 7.62X39 mm, 300 Blackout and 9X19 mm.
The Gilboa® is an improved version of the well-known AR platform which is the first choice for the US army and a natural choice for the best special units around the world including the IDF. It's also one of the most common assault rifle in the world that is also manufactured in Canada, Germany and other countries. After a series of tests the company concluded that the mid-mag structure is the most ergonomically right way to design a weapon, it's also the most logical considering the future battle field, it's easy and safe to use, and it's no wonder the best units on earth choose it as their primary weapon.
The Gilboa® works with a direct gas impingement system (Piston driven is also available on some models) and the 9mm SMG works on a blow-back mechanism. The Gilboa®'s light weight is achieved by using 7075 aluminum billet alloy on the lower and upper parts, made by CNC machinery from one block.
As a result of using billet (instead of forging) we get better adherence to tolerances and accuracy, thus manufacturing a much more accurate weapon, less inner part wear (due to parts working in-line), and better calibration between parts. The life span of the rifle is greatly increased by this manufacturing process.