Because You Asked for It: Tavor Rifle and Conversion Kit

One of the more requested items we received was more information on the Tavor rifle and conversion kits. The nice thing about the rifle is that, if anything, it’s even easier to convert than the AR-15. All you need is a new bolt, barrel and magazine well adapter and you’re good to go. At the moment, IWI is planning on bringing two conversions to U.S. shores, a 9mm kit and a 5.45 kit. As for availability? . . .

For the rifle, they’re looking at March to have them shipping to distributors and on the shelves.ย The first conversion kit that will be available will be the 9mm and will be coming online in about 1 to 2 months. Magazines look like Sten mags, but are proprietary.

Then, around mid-summer, the 5.45 conversion will be available for you to finally use up those spam cans of Russian manufactured ammo you have sitting around.


  1. avatar Chuck says:

    Needs .300blk.

    1. avatar Bill says:

      Same with the Beretta ARX100.

  2. avatar William says:

    5.45 is an interesting option. Then we can use all that captured Chicom ordnance.

    1. avatar Nmate says:

      Too bad the Chinese don’t use 5.45×39, they use 5.8×42

  3. avatar David W. says:

    How long till .22LR conversion? That should be the first conversion any rifle gives out.

  4. avatar JSIII says:

    I want one so bad I can taste it. This is the perfect time to launch too. Flood the market at a time when AR15 stock levels are low. If they play it right they will build a loyal customer base quickly.

  5. avatar Hinshelworld says:

    Any word on pricing for the Tavor?

      1. avatar Hinshelworld says:

        Thanks don’t know how I missed that.

  6. avatar Bob says:

    What mags will it use for 9mm?

    1. avatar Jim R says:

      The pricing sheet makes it look like it has a proprietary magazine design. That’s okay though, extra magazines are less than 20 bucks apiece–so not too bad.

    2. avatar Erik says:

      Hmmmm that is a good question that I haven’t seen answered in any of the Tavor info I’ve come across. Anyone?

      1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

        Proprietary magazines.

        1. avatar Mike C says:

          Nope on their U.S. website it says standard ar15 magazines, proprietary mags only for conversion calabers.

  7. avatar Ross says:

    I don’t need a Tavor but I’m going to get one for no other reason than to support the nation of Israel with my cash.

    1. avatar schizuki says:


  8. avatar Jim R says:

    I’d really like to get this. I especially like that it’s convertible to LH use for the southpaws among us.

  9. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    Sooo RF when are you shipping me the tester model?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. avatar David W. says:

      I can write in english with sorta okay grammar!

      Send me the T&E sample! Support the young! Leave the old behind! They have T&E’d enough!

    2. avatar jwm says:

      Dan, have you forgot we live in California? Besides, you got to use the unnuetered version in the IDF. Why ruin good memories of an old friend by hanging out with the impaired step son?

  10. avatar g says:

    I think if the rifle’s launch is a big success, it will be only a matter of time before a 3rd party manufacturer starts making conversions for other calibers. Better start saving for March…

    1. avatar Benny says:

      If there are any available by then. is already sold out for preorders. I just starting financing a new car too.
      Well I could try traveling by jumping and shooting the rifle at the ground….I am a lightweight

      1. avatar Robert Farago says:

        The rep told me he’d taken 5,000 pre-orders.

      2. avatar jwm says:

        Benny, which would be more costly, 5.56 or a gallon of gas. If ammo prices don’t come down the Tavor is going to be hard to feed.

  11. avatar Not Anon in Ct For Long says:

    It doesn’t look they are listing a state-compliant version (assuming we’re not reduced to pointy sticks by then), but there’s no bayonet lug or folding stock, so the flash suppressor is the only problem. Since apparently the barrels come off quite easily, does anyone think there would be a way to have a barrel shipped separately via someone who can make the appropriate modifications?

  12. avatar Highvoltage says:

    9mm and .300blk would both be great for states that allow cans but not SBRs. I have some big decisions to make before I get into the quiet rifle club.

  13. avatar Ben Eli says:

    I’m in Israel right now and I’ve talked to a few guys about how they like it vs. the M4 and nearly everyone I’ve met as spoken high praise of it.

  14. avatar Derek says:

    Any word on how much these bad boys weigh? I’d sell an organ to get one of these in 9mm but bullpups tend to be little on the heavy side.

  15. avatar Aaron says:

    Me wantee!

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