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Barak info

Another IWI handgun, Barak means "Lightning" in Hebrew. Formerly imported by Magnum Research and not to be confused with the politician.

Barak info

Postby gundog2010 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:47 am

I noticed no one had (as yet) posted to the Barak section, so I thought I'd have at it...

Here's a link with some info on the World Guns page:
http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg/isr/barak-sp-21-e.html

I wondered about the name "Barak," (means "Lightning" in Hebrew) since it is being used in the IMI/IWI company, and it seems the origin of the name (or at least one place I found it) was a reference to a Barak in the Bible:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barak

Barak was a military general it seems.

Various photos of the pistol can be found at this Google search link (mostly toward the top of this page):
http://www.google.com/images?num=10&hl= ... 24&bih=542

They have a listing of the Specs on the pistol here:
http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/ ... _arms.html

A cool listing of Israeli pistols here:
http://www.pmulcahy.com/pistols/israeli_pistols.htm
(jeepers, wish those prices would come back...)

Speaking of Isreali weapons, here's a cool PDF:
http://www.sibat.mod.gov.il/NR/rdonlyre ... od_iwi.pdf

Since this IS the Jericho forum, I can't help but post this gallery of Jerichos I found on the IWI page...
http://www.israel-weapon.com/?catid={C688E85E-76B3-4BDF-B14E-727876909905}
(come on, somebody out there... get to importing there... pleeeeeeeease)

Ok, so there... somebody has now posted in the Barak thread

;)
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Re: Barak info

Postby gundog2010 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:08 am

Kind of an odd lookin' thing:
http://www.imfdb.org/images/b/bd/Barak01.jpg

http://htmlimg3.scribdassets.com/8y3srq ... bb/000.jpg

I'm undecided if it is streamlined and practical or just plain butt ugly. I guess I don't find it a "pretty" gun like so many of us folks might consider guns to be... but if it were to be used to save my life or the life of one of my family members, looks don't matter.

Kinda looks like a hunk of cold rolled steel, with a barrel hole drilled in it, attached to a small thing that fell off that robot from Lost in Space.... haha.
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Re: Barak info

Postby co_gts » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:45 am

I have been looking to buy a Barak for quite some time now. The second one I had seen for sale in the last two or so years just sold on GunBroker....to me! :D

I just got it today and was suprised by its size. It's bigger than my Jericho or Cherokee. Well bigger than those but not quite the size of my DE 50AE.

That makes my collection of Israeli semi-auto's almost complete with the exception of a BUL "M5" or "Magnum Research 1911".

Gonna take it out Sunday to see how it shoots.
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Re: Barak info

Postby boscoman » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:16 am

Sweet collection. You now all you need is a Kareen, & one of the old 1911s from Israel Arms LTD.
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