New from IWI: THE TAVOR!

Yes, I had a chance to shoot the imminently US-available Tavor rifle. It was like the rifle had a glowing aura surrounding it, the awesomeness leaking out in metaphysical manifestations. And after firing it, I can see why. Make the jump for the video . . .

I can totally see why people love it. And I might just want one. RF has one coming to review, watch this space.


About Nick Leghorn

Nick Leghorn is a gun nerd living and working in San Antonio, Texas. In his free time, he's a competition shooter (USPSA, 3-gun and NRA High Power), aspiring pilot, and enjoys mixing statistics and science with firearms. Now on sale: Getting Started with Firearms by yours truly!

34 Responses to New from IWI: THE TAVOR!

  1. avatarJoe says:

    I want one I want one I want one…. Please no weapon ban!

  2. avatarJim Scrummy says:

    Did I see a smile on Nick’s face at the end of the video? Hmmmm, look like smooth weapon to shoot.

  3. avatarSilver says:

    My dream weapon, just in time to get banned.

    Thanks, life.

  4. avatarJR LORENCZ says:

    Must have.


  5. avatarRyan says:

    I’d still rather have a FS2000.

  6. avatarNick says:

    Even without politics I don’t think I could afford it. Looks like a great PD gun.

  7. Is it true that the manual for the Tavor instructs the operator to lubricate the rifle with hummus or the fizzy bubblech?

  8. avatarg says:

    Sure it’s a sexy modern rifle, but did IWI do the smart thing and import some attractive Israeli military gals to show it off at SHOT? Inquiring minds want to know… heh. :)

    • avatarRobert Farago says:

      I’ve got the ball rolling on TTAG’s IWI Israeli models shoot. I kid you not.

      • avatarDaniel Silverman says:

        RF I can say this in the best possible way, I HATE you right now!!!! ;-)
        I miss my Tavor. That rifle just made me smile every time I caressed her in my arms. Israeli models aside, it oozes awesomeness, and you can feel that little smile twitch in the corner of your mouth every time you take aim!!!!
        Envy does not even begin to describe the feelings… I so wish I was there!!

  9. avatarAnon in CT says:

    Please Hannukah Harry, I’ve been an awfully good little Jew. Let me have a Tavor and don’t ban them.

    No folding stock or bayonet lug, but will need a bull barrel or a fixed brake. With the quick- change barrel that shouldn’t be too hard

  10. avatarJeff says:

    Any ideas on cost?

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  12. avatarDavid-p says:

    Got to love the bullpups. Love them

    • avatarOODAloop says:

      Uh yeah, unless you’re of a sinistral inclination. Nothing like hot brass scars across your chest…

      • avatar16V says:

        Then you should be quite happy with the Tavor.

        Ejection ports on both sides of the rifle. Not an ‘in-field’ swap mind you, but IIRC an hour of gunsmith dis and re assembly.

        A truly ambidextrous firearm.

  13. avatarRoll says:

    Is that a PMAG you put in the tavor?

  14. avatarFitz19d says:

    Please stop raising awareness of this rifle, going to be hard enough to get one as is. >.>

  15. avatarLars says:

    Bullpups suck, exclamation point!

    • avatar16V says:

      No they don’t. They rock for urban combat, or pretty much anything except 600m target practice. Welcome to the 1990s.

      A short-barreled M4 with the stock retracted is 2″ longer than a comparably barreled Tavor.

  16. avatarTangledThorns says:

    I’m stuck between buying a Tavor or building out a SBR’d AR-15 as my next rifle. Ugh.

  17. avatarHal says:

    So I just checked and this thing has a long stroke piston. So it’s an AK bullpup… sort of. With a free floated barrel. They also just launched a US consumer website… I am liking where this is heading.

  18. avatarWLCE says:

    im buying one as soon as its available. it will go well with my hummus in the fridge.

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