Galil | Weapon Guide | CS:GO

The Galil can be a good choice for the 2nd round for Terrorists, if you decide not to eco, but more often it is bought in force-buy-rounds when AK-47 + Armor + Grenades is too expensive. Don’t buy the Galil, if you have the money for an AK-47, since it doesn’t have the AKs one-headshot-kill chance against armored opponents. The Galil comes only with automatic mode and not like its brother the FAMAS with burst mode, but bursting is still its most efficient shooting technique with very little spray up to 4 bullets.

To improve your general aiming refer to our How to aim better in CS:GO guide.

  1. Shooting techniques
  2. Spray patterns and recoil compensation
  3. Properties

Galil Video Tutorial by Hatton (please note that some properties are outdated in this video, but it’s still a nice overview)

Shooting techniques


Tapping with the Galil only makes sense when playing against unarmored opponents, since you can’t kill them with a single shot. It’s still worth practicing for long distance combat, but mostly bursting is preferred, due to it’s the high accuracy of the first 3-4 shots. Tapping avoids spray effects altogether. Since it take only milliseconds to reset, you can still shoot pretty fast and very precise.

Exercise: Practicing Galil Tapping

Timer: 10:00 min

Shoot once at a blank wall and choose a spot about 2 meters left or right at close range and shoot once again. Now try to hit these spots alternatingly, close around the first entry holes, one bullet at a time. In general, focus on bursting and spraying with the Galil.


Start a local offline game without bots on de_dust2. Set the warmup time to 10 minutes by entering ‘mp_warmuptime 600’. You can restart the warmup at any time with ‘mp_warmup_start’.


Bursting with the Galil is the its most effective shooting technique in most circumstances. As mentioned before, the first 3-4 bullets in a Galil burst are very accurate, but the following spray can be hard to control. If you practice bursting and you do not have dynamic crosshair (most don’t these days), you know that your aim is reset, when your weapon model is back into default position (it goes up and back while bursting). You can use bursting in combination with side stepping / strafing in order to be harder to hit. Use bursting especially for medium to long distances with the Galil. Do not use the burst mode in close range combat.

Exercise: Controlling Galil Bursts

Timer: 10:00 min

Shoot at a blank wall and line up bursts of 3-6 shots closely around the first shot.


Start a local offline game without bots on de_dust2. Set the warmup time to 20 minutes by entering ‘mp_warmuptime 1200’. You can restart the warmup at any time with ‘mp_warmup_start’.


Spraying can be effective with the Galil in short and medium distance fights against multiple opponents. The spray pattern is a bit more complicated than the AK-47s. Even if you don’t hit a headshot (for which you should always aim) the first hit will most likely throw off your opponents aim. To learn to control the spray pattern of the Galil try the following aiming exercise.

Exercise: Practicing Galil Spraying

Timer: 15:00 min
  • Shoot against a wall and control your spray pattern
  • start with trying to do only single shots
  • then 2 which also usually land on the exact same spot, depending on the weapon
  • then 3, now practice to pull down at the right moment to land all bullets on the same spot
  • then 4 and so on
  • progress to more shots only when you have mastered one level

Start a local offline game without bots on de_dust2. Set the warmup time to 15 minutes by entering ‘mp_warmuptime 900’. You can restart the warmup at any time with ‘mp_warmup_start’.

  • Open an empty server
    • e.g. map de_dust2_se
  • Configure the server for training in the console
    • sv_cheats 1 (Cheat Mode on)
    • impulse se 101 (16000 money)
    • sv_showimpacts 1 (show impacts)
    • sv_infiniteammo 2 (infinite ammo)
  • Buy a Galil

Spray patterns and recoil compensation

Galil Spray Pattern | CS:GO Galil Recoil Compensation| CS:GO

Mastering the above techniques (especially the full spray) takes a lot of  practice time to master. To speed up your learning curve, look at the following animated pray patterns by twowordbird. The first shows the exact spray pattern (without randomness) of the Galil, while the second show the movement your mouse needs to do to compensate it. Try to follow the seconds pattern with your mouse, then try to repeat it in the game.


Galil Properties
Price $2000
Magazine capacity 35/90
Firing mode(s) Automatic
Rate of fire 666 RPM
Used by Terrorists
Reload time 3.0 seconds
Movement speed 215
Kill Award $300 (Competitive)
$150 (Casual)
Damage 30
Armor Penetration 77.5%
Penetration Power 200
Hotkey B-4-1 T

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