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.


  1. avatar Joe says:

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

  2. avatar Jim 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. avatar Silver says:

    My dream weapon, just in time to get banned.

    Thanks, life.

    1. avatar OkieRim says:


    2. avatar William says:

      No joke. I want one. Nobody’s getting one. Nobody in this country, anyway.

  4. avatar JR LORENCZ says:

    Must have.


  5. avatar Ryan says:

    I’d still rather have a FS2000.

    1. avatar Eric says:

      I have an FS2000 and it is my favorite rifle by a lot.

    2. avatar racer88 says:

      You can’t have mine! 😛

  6. avatar Nick 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?

    1. avatar JR LORENCZ says:

      I would lubricate mine with my own kvelling drool…

    2. avatar Houstorm says:

      My Israeli paratrooper father-in-law suggests using tahini instead.

  8. avatar g 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. 🙂

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

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

      1. avatar Daniel 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!!

        1. avatar William says:

          Did I miss something? Why don’t you have it anymore?

  9. avatar Anon 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. avatar Jeff says:

    Any ideas on cost?

    1. avatar Jonathan says:

      $1999 MSRP

  11. avatar sdog says:


  12. avatar David-p says:

    Got to love the bullpups. Love them

    1. avatar OODAloop says:

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

      1. avatar 16V 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.

        1. avatar Jim says:

          Awesome to hear that.

        2. avatar 16V says:

          I’ve been waiting to buy a “civvy” unit in the US for a decade since they were deployed…

  13. avatar Roll says:

    Is that a PMAG you put in the tavor?

    1. avatar Joe says:

      No, in Israel the tavor put pmag in you!

  14. avatar Fitz19d says:

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

  15. avatar Lars says:

    Bullpups suck, exclamation point!

    1. avatar 16V 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. avatar TangledThorns says:

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

  17. avatar Hal 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. avatar WLCE says:

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

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