The TAVOR SAR is dead. The company will no longer be selling the original Israeli-made bullpup. Why would they? The X95 TAVOR is better (click here for four-star TTAG review). The X95 offers a much-improved trigger, a repositioned charging handle and ambidextrous mag release, and Picatinny rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions on the forearm. Now how much would you pay? The MSRP’s a buck under two G’s for the 5.56 version, but the fun never stops! Presser:
IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., announced today that they will be phasing out the original TAVOR SAR from their product line.
The TAVOR SAR revolutionized the market for bullpup carbines in the US when it was first introduced in 2013. When the “next generation” TAVOR X95 was released in 2016, sales of the original SAR declined as consumers willingly embraced the improvements and upgrades in the X95.
“The market has spoken and it prefers the TAVOR X95”, said Michael Kassnar, VP of Sales & Marketing for IWI US. “We will phase out TAVOR SAR production over the next few months and concentrate on our X95, along with our recently announced TAVOR 7, for the future.”
The 2017 Golden Bullseye Award winning rifle of the year from Shooting Illustrated, the TAVOR X95’s compact, ergonomic design coupled with it outstanding reliability has won rave reviews from the public and shooting sports media, as well as law enforcement agencies.
The TAVOR X95 bullpup includes many upgrades from the original SAR model including a new fire control pack with a 5 to 6 lb. trigger pull, a repositioning of the ambidextrous mag release to an AR-15 location, Picatinny rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions on the forearm with removable rail covers, the charging handle moved closer to the shooter’s center mass and a modular TAVOR style pistol grip that can be replaced with an optional standard pistol grip and traditional trigger guard with a smaller, lower profile bolt release button.
The TAVOR X95 is available in 5.56 in 16.5” barrel for right and left handed shooters, and an 18.5” barrel (also available for restricted states), 9mm with a 17” barrel and the new .300 Blackout version. Conversion kits in 9mm and the new .300 Blackout are also available and color finishes include Black, Flat Dark Earth and OD Green. MSRP is $1,999.00 (.300 BLK is $2,049.00)
For more information, please visit www.iwi.us.
About IWI US, Inc.
IWI US, Inc. is the USA based subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd. of Ramat Hasharon, Israel and a member of the SK Group, a leading defense and security group of companies that operate in the global Defense and Law Enforcement markets. The IWI US line of products includes several configurations of the TAVOR X95, TAVOR SAR, Jericho 941 pistol, UZI PRO pistol, Galil ACE rifles and pistols and the DAN.338.