Factory-fresh Galils in their original configuration are no longer available but, thankfully, the company currently offers three semi-auto models of its Galil Ace chambered in 7.62 NATO. Each are based on the same time-tested long-stroke-piston, rotating bolt gas-operated system of operation.
Watch this video and read this story by American Rifleman Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan regarding the function and history of the AK-74 select-fire rifle, chambered in 5.45x39 mm.
Based off the full-size Kalashnikov rifles, the Century Arms Draco pistol is a popular large-format pistol that is offered in both 9 mm and 7.62x39 mm.
Follow Jeremiah Knupp as he sets up two rifles, a budget friendly bolt action and a 7.62x39 mm AR-15, to see the strengths and weaknesses of each as a beginner's deer rifle.