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June 23, 2014, 14:35
Does anyone know the quality of the Izzy M5000 ,45acp Gal stamped Israel l on the left side of the slide. It has a squared Trigger guard, Skeleton Hammer, Beavertail Saftey, extended mag release, and beveled Mag Well? there were imported from a firm in Texas around 2000-2002.

June 25, 2014, 10:47
No direct experience, just a friend that had one and told me about it in correspondence.

I heard that they rattle a bit, but have very good accuracy. Some were made in Israel and have a Star of David and marked IAI, who is no longer in business. Parts interchangeable with most 1911's.
I think that later ones imported by the Texas company are made in the Philippines. Not sure if it's the same folks that produce the RIA stuff.

If the price was right, I'd buy one. <$500 depending on features and how pretty it is.

Gal might be Col. Uziel Gal, who worked for IMI and was the inventor of the Uzi SMG. Don't what he had to do with the 1911, if anything.