My first stop at SHOT range day was the IWI tent to check out the new Tavor TS12. I was lucky enough to not even have to wait in line. I watched an IWI rep shoot the new bullpup shotgun.
Unfortunately he experienced a lot of failures to eject, due to light loads. Keep in mind it was a prototype gun. After switching to loads that fire over 1,200 fps the gun ran perfectly. Sorry guys, no mini shells.
The three cylinders rotate easily to allow loading of 5 shells per tube for a total of 15 shells plus one in the chamber.
The trigger felt good. The action was smooth and the recoil was not bad at all. After you empty the first tube, depress a little lever thing, rotate the tube and continue enjoying your ‘Mercia.
Jeremy got video of a few rounds going downrange, followed by Tom from IWI chatting with Ron and walking us through the unique features of the TAVOR TS12.
With an MSRP of $1,399 it ain’t cheap but I have a feeling it will be fairly popular.