The Galil MAR (Miniature Assault Rifle) is nothing but an extremely compact form of the excellent Galil automatic rifle system. Introduced in 1995, the MAR was designed for use by special operations forces that valued a compact close-in weapons system based on proven operations.
Like previous Galil rifles, the MAR uses the widely accepted 5.56x45mm NATO standard cartridge and is fired from a curved, detachable 35-round magazine. The internal functions of the MAR mimic those of a full-size Galil down to the smallest detail, making it an economical development.
Basically, the MAR is more of a submachine gun system, although it still fires 5.56mm cartridges.
Compared to the standard Galil, the MAR uses a shorter barrel assembly and is only 7.68" longer than the original 18" form. As a result, the fore grip is also much shorter, creating a design that does not exceed 27 inches.
With its collapsible steel stock, the MAR can reduce its overall length to 17.5 inches. All other features remain the same - the charging handle, fire selector and ejection port are all located on the right side of the frame. The trigger assembly, pistol grip and magazine functions remain the same.
Optics and accessories are optional.
The MAR has a cyclic rate of fire of nearly 650 rounds per minute and a muzzle velocity of about 2,330 feet per second.
- Close Combat (CQB) / Personal Protection
690 mm (27.17 in)
195 mm (7.68 in)
Adjustable iron; optional optics
Gas powered; rotating bolt
2,329 ft/s (710 m/s)
650 rounds per minute
Galil MAR - Base series name based on the original full-scale IMI Galil automatic weapon.