|Alternate name(s)||IMI Galil|
|Magazine capacity||35 / 90|
|Rate of fire||666 RPM|
|Weight (loaded)||4.35 kg|
|Projectile weight||4 g|
|Muzzle velocity||2013 ft/s|
|Muzzle energy||1712 J|
|Reload time||2.6 s|
| Movement speed|
(units per second)
|210 / 250 (84%)|
- For Counter-Strike Global Offensive version, see Galil AR.
IDF Defender, commonly referred to as the Galil or IMI Galil, is a T-exclusive rifle featured in every game of the Counter-Strike series except Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, where it was replaced by Galil AR.
The Galil is a moderately powerful assault rifle available exclusively to the Terrorists. It is the cheapest assault rifle available for the Terrorists at $2000, but is slightly less effective than the AK-47, meaning that the Galil is often purchased on early rounds and eco rounds, and is generally replaced by the AK-47 in buy rounds.
The Galil has a 35-round magazine, 5 more than all other assault rifles (who all have 30 rounds per magazine). It has a high rate of fire, moderate damage, good penetration, and lower recoil than the AK-47, but deals less damage and is less accurate then the AK. Its lack of damage makes it unable to instantly kill armored opponents in one headshot, something which the AK can do. It is also unusually the heaviest assault rifle.
In Source, CT bots on higher difficulties may pick up Galil. In older games, they seem to pick up the AK-47 only. Terrorist Galil users may prefer the FAMAS as well.
|Chest & Arm||29||23|
|Abdomen & Pelvis||37||29|
The Galil is a moderate weight weapon. While wielded, the player's movement speed is 210 units per second (default speed is 250), meaning they suffer 16% speed reduction. The Galil is one of the few weapons that is unable to shoot underwater.
Prior to Source, the Galil had the second highest knockback power out of all weapons (the first being the Clarion 5.56).
- Spray at full auto when in close range while strafing to left or right. Aim for the chest as the recoil will increase and potentially hit the enemy's head. Even though the damage is a bit lower than other rifles, 3-4 shots on the gut area are needed to take down a full health enemy with Kevlar.
- This weapon can be very deadly in close range if the user is well experienced in wielding the IDF Defender. The rifle can kill enemies with a headshot at the first bullet fired but the user may need to wait until the recoil has become less severe otherwise, the inaccuracy will make the user an easy target for counter-attack. Sometimes, the best ways to compensate this is to either retreat and wait or strafe and keep firing.
- In Counter-Strike: Source, the weapon is a little more accurate. The user can still land many hits when fired in full auto in medium range.
Terrorist bots that prefer the CV-47 or sniper rifles may buy the IDF Defender if they do not have enough money for their preferred weapon.
- Even though the weapon cannot fire underwater in-game, the Galil ARM can fire underwater in real life.
- The Galil was added into Counter-Strike after the release of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.
- In some buy menus, this weapon's caliber is shown as .308 NATO ammo. However, it uses 5.56 mm instead. This is fixed in Source.
- The Galil is shown using a straight 20-round box magazine in the GoldSrc games, which are in reality used on 7.62 NATO variants of the Galil (this does however correspond to the buy menu differences stated above). Source correctly depicts a 35-round curved magazine.
- When used by Terrorists, they hold the Galil on the hip. When used by Counter-Terrorists, they will hold the Galil on the shoulder.
- In Counter-Strike and Condition Zero, Terrorist players will hold and fire the IDF Defender on the hip. In Source, Terrorist players will aim the rifle like the other weapons. (the stock is on the shoulder)
- In older versions of Counter-Strike, if the player looks at the ground while reloading the Galil (slightly shifting the first-person viewing angle), the player can see the magazine being taken out and put back into the gun.
- IMI Galil at Wikipedia.