In an effort to be safe rather than sorry when dealing with BATFE intepretations, IWI is recalling their Galil Ace (GAP39) pistol. The issue is that its receiver has a 3-pin (holes) fire control group construction and the BATFE thinks that this by definition makes it a machine gun. Go figure.
The full press release and where to return the pistols is below:
Galil ACE (GAP39) RECALLA picture of the Galil ACE pistol can be seen on page 7 of IWI's US catalog.
IWI US is conducting a recall of all Galil ACE (GAP39) pistols that have a receiver with a 3-pin (3-hole) fire control group construction. While these pistols cannot fire automatically, BATF&E has historically held that AK type receivers with 3-pin (3-hole) fire control groups are, by definition, machine gun receivers.
Accordingly, all owners (FFL Dealers or Consumers) of a GAP39 pistol must return their firearms to IWI US, Inc. immediately for either a full refund or you can opt for replacement with a 2-pin (2-hole) pistol within 90 to 120 days.
FFL Dealers and/or Consumers must include a copy of an invoice or receipt with the returned firearm. IWI US cannot issue a refund without a receipt.
There are no safety issues involved with this recall.
FFL Dealers and Consumers should contact IWI US, Inc. at (717) 695-2081, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write the company at:
IWI US, Inc.
Attn. GAP39 Recall
P.O. Box 126707
Harrisburg, PA 17112
IWI US, Inc. will issue a Return Authorization number (RA#) and will issue a “Call Tag” for UPS to pick up the firearm(s) at no cost to the FFL Dealer or Consumer. Returned firearms must have a RA# or they will be refused. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your refund.